Its called work for a reason Day 29 of 90 in a Realtors® life

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Real Estate Agent with YourStories Realty Group MA# 9517963

Its called work for a reason Day 29 of 90 in a Realtors® life. Looking up the definition of work I find, fulfill duties regularly for wages or salary.  When you are being paid for an activity there is some expectation of effort, completion, skill and consistency.  I find the consistency the most difficult.  Knowing how to prospect is not actually prospecting each day.  The effort to be consistent with this work is the one thing I find that differentiates average from good and good from great.  No one has an innate ability to withstand all the rejection that comes from calling people you don't know to solicit from them information and an opportunity to serve.

Like banging you head against a wall, work feels good when it is over.  This is the wrong mindset. A better mindset is remembering all the positive outcomes from this heavy lifting. Remembering the family who allowed you to discuss their dilemma with them, how they permitted you to promote and market their property. How happy they were when you succeeded for them.  This is not easy but that is why it is called work, you are fulfilling a duty to yourself to make these calls and to see new properties and to talk to new people.

Struggle does not have to be a constant companion, and for me it often is. Letting go of the shackles of my own mindset is an outcome when I stick to the work. Stepping over the obstacles in my mind to embrace the flow of properties being bought and sold. They do this in an up market and a down market.  People get married, have children, change jobs, get divorced, die and all these life changes usually involve a change in their living situation.  The work of a successful agent is to talk to these people and assist them. That is the work and why Its called work for a reason Day 29 of 90 in a Realtors® life

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Larry Lawfer, Realtor®YourStories Realty, It's all about you,

Larry Lawfer

Partner

Realtor®, Director of Marketing

YourStories Realty Group powered by Castles Unlimited®

837 Beacon St

Newton, MA 02459

larry@yourstoriesrealty.com, 617-774-8292

Comments (4)

Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Larry. I am often reminded of the phrase "the only place success is found before work is in the dictionary"! Enjoy your day!

May 18, 2018 06:00 AM
Larry Lawfer
YourStories Realty Group - Newton, MA
"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

Wayne Martin I love this statement and find it true.  Have a great weekend and thank you for your consistency and focus.  You are a role model

 

May 18, 2018 07:57 AM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR

Morning Larry.

I was a late bloomer, as a child I never had to work.  Once I did get started my life changed.  I like to work, unless for medical reasons, I don't plan to retire

May 19, 2018 01:45 AM
Larry Lawfer
YourStories Realty Group - Newton, MA
"I listen for a living." It's all about you.

James Dray Good for you James. I am of an age where many of my high school friends have already retired.  I love our business and am filled with joy when I help families find their homes, or sell their homes. Thanks for your comment

May 19, 2018 03:07 AM