They have to learn it and earn it. Durn it!

Real Estate Agent with Prado Real Estate South UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

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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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Wanda.You have done a really good job with this and I really like this.

Apr 26, 2019 08:14 AM #1
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Glad you enjoyed this post Sheila Anderson. Hard work does pay off when it is earnest and honest! You and I are proof of that.

Apr 26, 2019 08:37 AM #2
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Good morning,  Wanda - I like the advice you shared from your grandfather.  Poppycock. It says so much simply.

Apr 26, 2019 08:50 AM #3
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Advice coming from someone who worked in the cotton fields from sunup to sundown for 25 cents a day. Poppycock is a FUN word to say Michael Jacobs!

Apr 26, 2019 08:53 AM #4
Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

Hi Wanda... you won't get an argument from me. It's great when brokerages provide some modicum of training for new agents, but at the end of day... it's up to them to make their business work. I think part of the problem lies in the fact that the ability to qualify for a real estate license is too easy while the profession of real estate is not so easy at all.

Apr 26, 2019 09:06 AM #5
Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi
NMLS #216987, IL Lic. 031.0006220, WI Licensed. APMC NMLS #175656 - New Lenox, IL
708.921.6331 - 40+ yrs experience

I'm more than willing to help or mentor, Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! ... but only for those that show a willingness to learn and work at building their success.  And yes, DURN it!


Apr 27, 2019 11:58 AM #6
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I do agree with you. Anyone can get a RE license in 2 weeks time Nina Hollander. The ones who fail many times chase the money, rather than build relationships that lead to future business.

Apr 27, 2019 01:41 PM #7
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Prado Real Estate South - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

I enjoy helping other people too within limits Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi but if I did not birth 'em, I sure am not going to financially support 'em! 

Apr 27, 2019 02:32 PM #8
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