Being Realistic

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Services for Real Estate Pros with Referral Group Incorporated

In real estate agents are not always prepared for what they will face. Sometimes that is because they are new, but in my experience, far more often it is because they are doing work out of their area of expertise, or because they are not being realistic. Asking the right questions and sticking to what you know is essential but so is being realistic. 

When agents allow their clients to define the process and determine the parameters they are doomed to fail. If I go to a professional and feel like I know more than they do I went to the wrong person. I want an expert and a guide. No doctor, attorney or accountant would allow me to call the shots and that is good.

Besides the difference in education and training, if real estate people wish to be considered professionals they need to act like them. Just my thinking.

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When you think about real estate, it is time to focus. I have helped people for close to thirty years in all areas, and made the process not only simple but enjoyable. Why should you go it alone or settle for less? Call me and find a partner to help, direct and get you where you want to be.

Sheila Anderson

The Real Estate Whisperer...... Consultant, Trainer, Facilitator 732-715-1133

 

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Gabe Sanders
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Well said, Sheila.  Unfortunately, I see so much of the opposite and not only in real estate.

Mar 12, 2019 07:27 AM #3
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Sheila Anderson
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Agreed Gabe. TY        Sheila

Mar 12, 2019 07:32 AM #4
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Carol Williams
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Hi Sheila,
Unfortunately the Code against working out of ones area of expertise is often ignored.   That's exactly why I feel every new agent should work their first several transactions under the supervision of an experienced agent or directly with their broker.  Of course experienced agents also get tempted to work out of their area of expertise too.  My advice: Just DON'T do it. 

Mar 12, 2019 07:47 AM #5
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Sheila Anderson
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Thank you Carol. I agree completely.        Sheila

Mar 12, 2019 07:52 AM #6
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Sheila,

We heartily agree.  I once saw a video made by a real estate "expert" on luxury real estate.  His advice was to go out and print a card announcing your expertise on the card.  And then, cold call all those in the luxury market...A

Mar 12, 2019 08:30 AM #7
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Sheila Anderson
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Thanks Alexandra.       Sheila

Mar 12, 2019 08:35 AM #8
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Will Hamm
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Hello Sheila Anderson, You hit on a major subject that can be a problem with some in the field.

 

Mar 12, 2019 08:40 AM #9
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Sheila Anderson
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I think so Will. TY     Sheila

Mar 12, 2019 08:41 AM #10
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Elizabeth Weintraub Sacramento Realtor Top 1%
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Sometimes you can be considered a professional by not acting like one. I have never allowed expectations of conformity to fester.

Mar 12, 2019 09:52 AM #11
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Sheila Anderson
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I don't agree Elizabeth. TY     Sheila

Mar 12, 2019 10:25 AM #12
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Joe Pryor
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In my classes I used to teach find your passion. Now I teach find your core competence which leads to success. It is much easier to be passionate about success than failure.

Mar 12, 2019 11:47 AM #13
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Sheila Anderson
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Nicely said Joe. Thank you.       Sheila

Mar 12, 2019 11:50 AM #14
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Grant Schneider
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Hi Sheila - what you say is very important.  I want the expert that knows more than I do.

Mar 12, 2019 01:07 PM #15
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Sheila Anderson
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Thanks very much Grant.      Sheila

Mar 12, 2019 01:10 PM #16
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Sally K. & David L. Hanson
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Ge tthe education, develop the experience....enjoy the success !

Mar 12, 2019 02:05 PM #17
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Sheila Anderson
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Exactly Sally. TY     Sheila

Mar 12, 2019 02:42 PM #18
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Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
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Don’t fake what you don’t know . Learn from your mistakes and by all means don’t disgrace the profession. Nice post Sheila Anderson 

Mar 12, 2019 10:00 PM #19
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James Dray
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Morning Sheila.

Could not agree more, we see it all the time.  Those people don't last long

Mar 13, 2019 01:15 AM #20
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Sheila Anderson
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Thanks very much Paul.     Sheila

Mar 13, 2019 07:23 AM #21
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Sheila Anderson
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Thanks James.      Sheila

Mar 13, 2019 07:24 AM #22
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