The Fox and the Grapes & Real Estate

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The Fox and the Grapes & Real Estate

 

On a hot summer's day, a Fox was strolling through an orchard, he suddenly came upon several juicy bunches of grapes, suspended high above his reach. Hungry and drooling, he thought, "Just the thing to quench me." 

 

Taking a running start, he leaped, just missing the tasty bunch. Turning around again and once, twice, three times, he jumped, with no success. Trying again, again and again, he failed to be rewarded for all the effort. 

 

He finally gave up, walking away with his nose in the air, saying: "I am sure they are sour anyway." It is easy to despise what is not easily attainable. The Fox's appetite was not sated that day, he gave up too quickly.

 

In real estate, there is much work to be done when starting out. Early efforts may not be rewarded. Implementing processes and procedures, creating a viable marketing and advertising plans and setting achievable goals is pertinent.

 

  • Tenacity plays a large part in overcoming adversity, disappointments and impediments that get in the way of a successful outcome for clients.

 

  • Negotiation skills are a must when countering terms and deadlines within a contract with the agent on the other side of the transaction.

 

  • Staying power means handling stressful situations as they arise rather than allowing unecessary drama to directly affect the client.

 

Giving up easily like the Fox because the returns are not immediate is common among new recruits who lack patience, put little effort toward business, while expecting a huge return. Chasing the money, putting clients in second position is never a good work standard either!

 

If you do not succeed once, twicethree times or more, try, try, try again. In the end it is so worth it, just mind me and you will see!

 

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Buying or selling a home in southern Utah? Call me at 435.632.9374 or contact me at wanda@buynsellutah.com to help because Wanda Can!

 

A portion of every successful real estate transaction goes to Bed 'n' Biscuits to help fund Switchpoint, a local homeless shelter.

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Exactly Michael J. Perry! My nephew is thinking of becoming a real estate agent and I gave him some 'real' advice to think about before spending money on getting his license and expecting instant income.

Jan 29, 2018 05:43 PM #9
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Kind of like a daily reflex Liz and Bill Spear. Either you will make the effort to write something of value or you will fall out like so many have!

Jan 29, 2018 05:45 PM #10
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Thank you! The ability to trouble shoot has it's rewards both personally and professionally Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD. I have been stretched in this industry when least expected but it has helped me grow beyond boundaries!

Jan 29, 2018 05:49 PM #11
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Thank you for the compliment Will Hamm, it is so appreciated! And yes, please do re-blog if you wish.

Jan 29, 2018 05:50 PM #12
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Thank you both so much! Success may be just in the next leap but if not taken, it may be regretted Nick & Trudy Vandekar, 610-203-4543

Jan 29, 2018 05:52 PM #13
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You may be right about that William Feela, now that I think about it! I bet those hanging grapes were sweet and juicy though. The Fox will never know!

Jan 29, 2018 05:54 PM #14
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Good evening Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! ,

What a great analogy to show that sometimes you have to work harder and smarter..it just takes some focus and not giving up!

Jan 29, 2018 06:50 PM #15
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Hi Dorie Dillard, thank you for stopping by tonight. Perseverance nets great or in this case, grape results!

Jan 29, 2018 06:55 PM #16
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Morning Wanda.

Another feature I see, congratulations.  How many more of these will you come up with?  Love it, just love it

Jan 30, 2018 01:50 AM #17
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Good morning James Dray, These have been a lot of FUN to write, especially how well they tie into our industry and will keep looking for more that work! I so appreciate the feature, very unexpected!

Jan 30, 2018 06:15 AM #18
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Thansk Wanda!  Will add this story to my new agent coaching.

 

Blessings to you!

Jan 30, 2018 07:54 AM #19
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Thank you for stopping by L. Scott Ferguson, glad you enjoyed the message!

Jan 30, 2018 06:48 PM #20
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Hi Wanda

I think this is a valuable lesson for real estate, and not just for those who are new to the business, about perseverance! Anyone expecting quick results, or thinking short term, in most cases will be disappointed.

Jeff

Jan 31, 2018 08:48 AM #21
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That is so true Jeff Dowler, a refresher course is good for some of us who have been in the business or need new direction!

Jan 31, 2018 04:12 PM #22
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And... this is the reason why so many people become licensed, but wash out within a year or two.

Feb 02, 2018 08:43 PM #23
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Wanda, you are a great story teller that knows how to make a valuable point.

Tenacity is one point that can not be over emphasized.

Feb 03, 2018 03:53 AM #24
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Exactly Marte Cliff and the point of this post! An attitude of... If it ain't easy, it ain't worth my time, netting zero results.

Feb 03, 2018 07:36 AM #25
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Tenacity comes into play almost daily in the life of a successful industry professional John Wiley, thank you so much for the compliment!

Feb 03, 2018 07:38 AM #26
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Perfect analogy here Wanda! Keep on trying until you make it happen! Well worth the time spent and the effort!

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Dear Wanda,

So true. We are supposed to be the padding that absorbs all those failed & successful tries, so our clients do not have to end up with all the bruises themselves. In real estate, a bruise could mean your life savings.

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