People Are Always Judging - It Pays to Be Book Smart

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March Contest initiated by Endre Barath, Jr. 

Originality by Patricia Feager, 3/3/19



Knowledge is power. Information is power. The secreting or hoarding of knowledge or information may be an act of tyranny camouflaged as humility. --- Robin Morgan



Painting by Paul Freed


Knowledge is Power


A real estate agent has to make a living. A license holds no guarantees. Knowledge is power. Nobody can succeed if they remain a secret agent. Nor will there be a business, if there are no clients or sales. A real estate business runs on leads or prospective buyers and sellers. To stay alive, the agent has to be relentless in creating opportunities without arrogance. Consumers want to work with people they trust. The best agents put their client's interest first. They create a business plan, maintain a contact management system, will lead generate to generate revenue, know the laws when it comes to advertising, fair housing, and run a business successfully with truth, honor, integrity, diligence, and honesty.


Knowledge Will Propel an Agent Further


A serious agent is not afraid of challenges. Business is a balancing act. Keeping a cool head and others calm is what a professional does. At the forefront of every transaction is knowledge. A proficient real estate agent has to have intelligence and expertise. The key to success is to compartmentalize information and be able to retrieve the right data at the right time with confidence and accuracy. When it comes to technology, one better be prepared to have the competency to write contracts, even if it means technology is changing. One does not have to be smoking hot but when the market is hot, one cannot afford to be cocky or give others, especially any other member of the real estate industry, i.e., other agents, Escrow Officers, Inspectors, Appraisers, Lenders, or their clients the cold shoulder. 


Knowledge Projects a Positive Image


People are always judging. First impressions count. Book smart is a great idea. Agents are judged by their knowledge, how they communication, level of competency, technical skills, creative ability, and how they make other people feel. When it comes to business, there is no room for bad habits. Inappropriate behavior will rear its ugly head and chase business away. Knowledge and care will keep you in business. If an agent doesn’t know the value of their business or have self-worth, it’s all foolishness.

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Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

I agree with all you have said here. Have a wonderful day!

Mar 03, 2019 02:49 AM #1
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Now I have to go see Endre Barath, Jr. 's contest for March and start thinking about my submission

Mar 03, 2019 05:10 AM #2
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I read your other post first and it entailed you had written this post as well, so I had to read it as well.  I knew you would have great stories about this photo.  I hope that your weekend is being enjoyed my friend!

Mar 03, 2019 05:41 AM #3
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  Patricia - knowledge is indeed power and powerful but it's only a part of the story which I am anticipating reading. 

Mar 03, 2019 06:49 AM #4
Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors - Camas, WA
REALTORS® in Clark County, WA

Great job with your take on this photo. There is another post, too?  I'll find it next.  

Mar 03, 2019 07:30 AM #5
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
New Hampshire Home Stager

Well of course you came up with an awesome entry for this challenge!

Loved the line about being a secret agent. Clever!

Mar 03, 2019 07:51 AM #6
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP - this is an awesome story about being a real estate agent ... and yes, it is serious and true as we are in a serious business. I love that quote too - what a great way to open the story. 

Mar 03, 2019 08:38 AM #7
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist

And, we are long overdue for a phone chat - I know I owe you a call. 

Mar 03, 2019 08:39 AM #8
Sam Shueh
(408) 425-1601 - San Jose, CA
mba, cdpe, reopro, pe

Excellent to translate knowledge into skills required for real estate sales.

Have a great weekend.

Sam Shueh

Mar 03, 2019 11:14 AM #9
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Patricia thank you for your submission and loved your take on the photo of the painting by Paul Freed like Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD  I did not know you wrote another one too?? Will have to look for it, Endre

Mar 03, 2019 12:31 PM #10
Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co. Notary Services, retired Realtor

Well said Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP .

Mar 03, 2019 03:53 PM #11
Nick Vandekar, 610-203-4543
Long & Foster Real Estate Inc 610-225-7400 - Devon, PA
Tredyffrin Easttown Realtor, Philly Main Line

Great post and very true quote. It does us no good or our potential customers/clients to be a secret agent. Like the way you turend this into a post about real estate.

Mar 08, 2019 09:19 AM #12
Joyce Marsh
Regal | Christie's International Real Estate - Orlando, FL
Regional Manager Regal Christie's Int'l Realty

Knowledge is power and especially in real estate. We learn from every transaction as well. I really enjoyed reading your interpretation of this painting. This contest has been very interesting and the creative juices are really flowing here in AR. 

Mar 09, 2019 01:14 PM #13
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