You can't fly the plane in panic mode.
How to relate this to real estate?
How many transactions an agent does IS important. Each time a buyer or seller purchases and goes to closing... is like taking a college course for the agent. Each transaction is a chance to learn.
The more you list the more you sell the more proficient you become.
So just like flying... the more landings and takeoffs that you do...the better pilot one becomes.
You don't learn much from a perfectly smooth landing
from a perfectly smooth cash settlement.
Each bump or bit of turbulence...gives the opportunity to solve another challenge.
Anyone see the movie, Sully? Check out this quote:
"This was dual engine loss at 2,800 feet followed by an immediate water landing with 155 souls on board. No one has ever trained for an incident like that."
Of course, these real estate bumps are all insignificant compared to what Sully accomplished. This is for December's AR challenge.
My recent settlement was 30 days from the contract and there were some behind the scenes challenges. Here are a few.
-The buyer used restricted stock as qualifying income...who knew?
-The purchaser, under primary residence guidelines, was able to use conventional financing to buy for his parents, get great rates and minimal down payment...who knew?
-An under appraisal was not such a big deal...who knew?
-You can get a property closed with no electricity if you have the right team... who knew?
-Out of state lenders don't usually deal with ground rents. This lender knew.
It was an awesome transaction with quite a few bumps that were smoothed with knowledge, patience, persistence, great professionals, buyers, and sellers. Thanks to the dedication, kindness, and expertise of each and everyone.
Love this amazing Real Estate profession!