Real Estate Sales Advice--Your Attitude Is Your Armor

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Real Estate Sales Advice--Your Attitude Is Your Armor

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After a bumpy start, my real estate career began to blossom. Did I mention my entry to this contact sport was at the dawn of the Great Recession? Why was a newbie like myself able to grow while more experienced/all around better agents left the industry?

Thanks to the miracle that is 20/20 hindsight vision the difference was my attitude. Coming from the education industry,  earning 3,000-4,000 bucks a month was pretty darn good. Deals fell apart left and right, but I still considered myself ahead of the game.

At the same time there were agents making 3x-4x as much who were sure the sky was falling. Sadly, for many the sky did fall.  Over the years I have developed an Attitude Armor Checklist that has saved my bacon more than once. Let's take a look!

  1. Follow a schedule-- Have something (hopefully revenue producing) for every block of your workday. Sitting waiting for the phone to ring or the email to ding gives the mind time to wander.
  2. Guard your mind-- I grew up reading the newspaper from cover to cover every morning. For me this is want an informed citizen did. But consider all the negativity in those pages. Can I do anything to influence a conflict across the globe? Nope, but I could have a MAJOR positive impact in my community. No more hours watching Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, Etc... And the world still manages to function.
  3. Five Minute Rule-- For a while failure would get me in the dumps. While wallowing in the dumps, one tends to get smelly, which in turn leads to more dump encounters. Now I limit myself to a five minute pity party/ cuss festival. I sent the timer on my IPhone, and when the alarm rings the negativity is dumped for good. Next!
  4. Focus on your goals, not your NO'S-- This is key. Why do you practice real estate? If to simply pay next month's cable bill the work day gets long in a hurry. What tangible asset do you want? Where would you like to travel? What would you like for your family?
  5. Coaching helps immensely-- I was fortunate to find The Mike Ferry Organization years back. Much of what I learned I owe to his training. Jared Zimmer, my premier coach, can tell if my attitude needs adjustment based on my tone of voice. Such training has added to my bottom line year after year.

Your attitude and mindset will take you places your skills alone cannot. Any untrained person with a great attitude has a better shot over the long term than a highly skilled curmudgeon.

Looking for a broker who will help you pursue career long learning? Contact Doug Rogers (318) 613-1994 or do your research online at Alexandria La Real Estate today!

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Bayou Properties Realty LLC

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Alexandria La 71301

(318) 613-1994

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Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Doug- love your post and that you've shared your start with us. #1 is key,  whether you're just starting or have been at it for a long time!  And yes, attitude can carry you far. 

Sep 30, 2017 04:33 PM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

                Thank you Doug. 

Sep 30, 2017 06:07 PM #2
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Doug Rogers,

I'm so glad I caught your post on Kathy Streib 's series on "Ah-Ha" moments for the week! You are spot on with your advice "Your attitude and mindset will take you places your skills alone cannot. Any untrained person with a great attitude has a better shot over the long term than a highly skilled curmudgeon!"

Oct 01, 2017 06:06 AM #3
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Hi Doug, this is a good one. So glad Kathy chose to include it today. This should be must reading for a new agents, or for old agents with a bad attitude. Ha. D 

Oct 01, 2017 07:11 AM #4
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Doug. Your title is telling and your approach refreshing and sound.

Oct 01, 2017 07:14 AM #5
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much for sharing your experience and your advice.

Oct 01, 2017 07:26 AM #6
Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Giving Back With Each Home Sold!

I can see why Kathy chose to highlight your post this week...well done!

Oct 01, 2017 07:48 AM #7
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hi Doug -- like you I used to read the newspaper to stay informed but now it's filled with so much "stuff".   Ditto television.   

We are in control of our own positive attitude and "armed" with that --- we can achieve so much more.   Very good post.   

Oct 01, 2017 08:30 AM #8
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

I love this post - and especially your five minute rule. We humans do have a tendancy to dwell on things, and that's a perfect way to put an end to it.

Like you, I have tuned out on the bad news of the day. I just don't need it.

Oct 01, 2017 12:45 PM #9
Corey Martin
Martin Presence Group - Ruston, LA
Real Estate and Management Solutions

I completely agree with you! The power of positive thinking can have a major and profound impact on everyone who is around you. Great tips and a great lifestyle! Thank you for sharing!

Oct 01, 2017 06:38 PM #10
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude


This is such terrific advice. The wrong attitude can be the kiss of death! The 5-minute rule is awesome!!


Oct 02, 2017 07:47 AM #12
Doug Rogers
Bayou Properties - Alexandria, LA
Your Alexandria Louisiana Agent

Jeff-- You are 100% correct!

Oct 02, 2017 08:01 AM #13
Eva B. Liland Century 21 Doug Anderson
Century 21 Doug Anderson - Lancaster, CA
Glad to be of Service 661-714-1643

Great advise, especially #1, set a schedule and follow it. I also like your idea of following a coach.

Oct 05, 2017 06:38 AM #14
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