Authenticity is perhaps the most important concept in personal branding for luxury real estate or any other real estate marketing professionals. Without authenticity, you live in a masquerade ball or hell as we see it.
What is at stake if you forego authenticity? Quite simply, it is your own happiness. When you walk out the door, you have to remember to take your mask and put it on like Eleanor Rigby (Beatles song), "waits at the window, wearing the face that she keeps in a jar by the door.."
Some real estate marketing professionals think they need a persona to aid them in being a success in their careers. We certainly met many when we had our practice in commercial real estate, as well as those in luxury and other areas of residential real estate. They were Oscar worthy actors in their creation of their role, They had very succcessful careers.
They were obsessed with the authenticity of their role, the right thing to wear, the right car to drive, the right restaurant to be seen at, the right school for their children, etc. However, underneath all that, we observed a profound unhappiness. Some no longer knew who they were, or what their real face looked like.
As brand strategists, it is our job to assist our clients to drill down to their core identity, identify what is truly important to them, what they stand for, what their genuine values are, as opposed to the values of others. Only then can you make explicit, in the form of a graphic representation and a genuine marketing message, the authentic personal brand. We ask our clients what they can do better than anyone else in their marketplace. But, they also must be truly passionate about doing it.
An authentic pursuit cannot be one based on seeking the admiration of the crowd at large, your parents,your spouse, or any other influencers in your life. The only person that matters in all this is you, All else is a masquerade ball in hell!
" Authenticity means erasing the gap between what your firmly believe inside and what you reveal to the outside world."
Written by Ron & Alexandra Seigel-
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