They have to learn it and earn it. Durn it!
Whose responsibility is it to ensure favorable outcomes for newbie agents, when 75% fail prior to their 2nd year? Success takes determination, self-motivation, self-sufficiency and self-reliance.
Parents who coddled their kids, enabling dependence on everyone else for everything, did them no favors. I refuse to take on a parenting role for adults who decline to help themselves in the workplace.
Besides, some have unrealistic expectations. They try to outsmart the industry by taking shortcuts and forgoing the work, lacking the necessary drive to consistently pursue opportunities as they present.
They are responsible for successes and failures. Not me. Not you!
Here are some reasons failure is imminent:
- Just lazy
- No people skills
- Text rather than talk
- Unrealistic marketing plan
- Little or no self-motivation
- Lack of sufficient money saved
- Virtually zero marketing strategies
- Expect business to magically appear
- Lack of sales or business experience
Accomplishments build self-confidence and self-esteem, often giving a boost to business. While I have always helped new agents with sage advice, my job is not to feed their pipeline or keep them occupied.
An agent on a social real estate media thread said one of the biggest reasons people new to real estate fail is because, "No one is helping them to succeed." Poppycock! Like my Grandpa would say...
They have to learn it and earn it. Durn it! And I agree with your wisdom Grandpa one hundred percent. Thank you for that.
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