LICENSING IS JUST THE BEGINNING

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with people first...then business Ran Right Realty 636943 licensed to thrill

I am reminded when I went to find out for myself what college was all about and inquired in my fifties. I found it interesting and also contrary to common sense and everyday practices in regards to living and making a living. In all fairness, it did shed formal light on subjects but only in a fleeting way. The real lessons are to come and I noticed there is not enough emphasis on that

LEARNING

This is where life starts. We call it the "learning curve" & it covers everything from birth onwards. The basis is no one has ever been here before so there are certain basics you need to know. Reading, writing, math & some general knowledge helps prime the learning pumps. From there, we hope to gravitate toward what we like, are called to do or have a love for....we hope! Everyone searches for this answer

HAVE TO GO TO SCHOOL

My only experience with educational learning came like everyone else i.e. the mandatory public school systems. I remember how much I did not like school mostly because it told you what you must do: like it or not. I was surprised to find-out that college is a participate or not & no one forces you but does require you

IN COLLEGE AT MY AGE (50)

I had to learn to let-go of any pre-conceived "real world" ways and accept the various theories of how things work. I was amazed to see the text books, the teaching and the courses all create a world of their own far from the real world which will require much more than learning, memorization, knowledge and grades

I GET IT and I GOT IT

I managed to complete a four year course in two and a half years and couldn't wait to take my diploma and get back to making money, adventure, discovery and growth both personal and professional. The diploma, I discovered was only as good as the person wielding it. After all, what does this piece of paper really say?

WHO ARE YOU REALLY?

The message I got right off the bat was that those that put in the time, effort & discipline to stay the course & obtain the diploma where really saying I finish what I start even if it takes time. Of course a specific field of study diploma says I want to leap into this field more. The real point is: Who is the person behind it all?

LICENSING

Same with getting or obtaining a license. There are hoops to jump through, various requirements, testing, and mandatory time spent rules for any licensing and the world at large, public opinion and the layman accept a license as proof of competence. At the very least it says you can do this and is validated by the world

WHATS BEHIND THE LICENSE

Who is that person who claims or represents what it says on the diploma? How does that credential interact with the person and what is the outcome? Who are we really dealing with? The paper or the person? The courts are full of disputes, claims, damages that say the person was at fault, lacking or negligent not the diploma. 

INEXPERIENCE

In the medical field they require internship where the medical person to be is exposed for years to the chosen field under strict supervision, correction and testing but in the field of reality more than paperwork. It takes not only time but TIME well spent exposing as much as can be taken in by that person in that time

DOES THE PROCESS OF LEARNING END?

Of course not however there are phases of growth potentials we all travel through. We start out with awareness, desires, testing, repetition, challenges and enter into predictability and then a consistency. At some point we tend to own certain parts of our chosen field & at a further point, will enter the mastery of it

THE MASTERY

There is no substitute, imitation or similarity for the mastery. The master knows things before, during and after without hesitation and has a high confidence level void of hesitation, doubt or excuses. This person demands and commands not only respect but a fee for services represented and always earned (results)

THE ROOKIE CURVE

I remember traveling on the freeway getting home in fast moving traffic. I needed to go from the fastest lane to the off ramp that was approaching within a mile or so. Normally it is not big deal but this time traffic was fast, there were no gaps and I was basically locked into my lane. What to do follows....

THE BEGINNING OF THE FACTS

I had to first speed up to even pass everyone else who was speeding and then I had to aggressively make effort to lane-change. Failure to do these two things would have me missing the ramp. I proceeded and made the ramp only to be pulled over for speeding and unsafe lane-changing. The young policeman had me

THE INVESTIGATION OF THE FACTS

He proceeded to take the high road, non negotiable position of what he saw me do. He went on to state it was futile to argue and proceeded to get out his ticket book explaining to me that he was new, and in charge of this area and would police it according to the law! I nodded and then gave him the facts of the matter

THE TRUTH...THE WHOLE TRUTH...AND NOTHING BUT THE TRUTH

Look, I had to speed up and lane change to pull-over to catch this ramp or I would have missed it! He instantly recognized what I said as truth and asked me: Is this where you normally get off? I said yes but today it was very difficult to do so. In all honesty he responded humbly said he understood & let me go

THE REAL TEST

The above example is a man who is under oath, training, and the laws of the land but there is no substitute for truth, reality and the circumstances that present themselves. Textbook learning is only as good as it reads but life has to pass the real test. Why? Because that is where we live. It is as simple as that

SIGNS OF SUCCESS

I look for knowledge, experience, manners, interaction, procedures, Q & A responses and listening skills to begin my assessment of whether I am getting my needs met. When two people meet, what do we really know? We want the coming together to succeed but agreeing and acting out a successful result remains

PASSION

This is an understated dynamic that registers for the good when sighted. People who love what they do and stay in the moment while they do it. They manage to incorporate a realness and willingness to deliver what is promised which is as-represented. That's where it all ends up. Did you or can you keep your promise

HERE IS MY PROMISE

Called business model, mission statement or tag-line in the vernaculars all boils down to whether it was kept and not catchy, entertaining, deceitful or misrepresented hype or aggressive marketing. Mine is as follows and actually I have two of them. Why? Because that is what I discovered in my practices in life

PROMISES ONE and TWO

1. People first...then business. This occurred to me at some point and made a deep home within. No matter what the endeavor, purpose or coming together this was and is what should drive it all

2. Helping you to get in or out of the Real Estate transaction effectively and efficiently. That was and is my promise and I make it before hand not even knowing who my next client will be. Why? Because that is what I do and it is what it is all about

WHAT'S YOUR PROMISE?

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Rainmaker
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Beth Atalay
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Hi Richie Alan Naggar, that piece of paper doesn't mean anything without the working knowledge. I really love and relate to your promises. 

Apr 25, 2019 04:27 PM #7
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Richie Alan Naggar
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A pleasure to have you join the discussion thank you Beth Atalay 

Apr 25, 2019 05:08 PM #8
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Shirley Coomer
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Mastering real estate is certainly a process.  Most of what we know in real estate is learned over time, not in the classroom.  Nice post!

Apr 26, 2019 05:29 AM #11
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Shirley Coomer ...your comment sums up the whole posting thank you

Apr 26, 2019 07:13 AM #12
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Mike Frazier
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Richie, great post. The completion  of the degree just proved that with perseverance almost anything is possible.

Apr 26, 2019 10:02 AM #13
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Mike Frazier ...The whole post in your decent commenting thank you Mike

Apr 26, 2019 10:16 AM #14
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Jeff Dowler, CRS
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Hi Richie:

There certainly is a lot more than just a degree, or a license, and one is not a guarantee of competence, or expertise. And of course education is, or at least should be, ongoing...there is always something new to learn that can help us be better at our respective jobs.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Jeff

Apr 26, 2019 05:25 PM #15
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Hello Jeff Dowler, CRS ...pleasure for you to visit thank you Jeff

Apr 27, 2019 05:41 AM #16
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Bruce Hicks
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A well written article Richie Alan Naggar .  Education is supremely important. Although I got a degree in Marketing Management at age 22, education has not stopped.  Webinars, classes, reading and life experiences must be continuous.

 

Apr 27, 2019 08:32 AM #17
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Hello Bruce Hicks ...well shared & said thank you Bruce

Apr 27, 2019 09:12 AM #18
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
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Fantastic post that gets to the matter of learning past the classroom Richie. Hope to always be a student of life.

Apr 27, 2019 05:23 PM #19
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Hi Richie- love your post!  It's just a piece of paper as you've said, and yes, time and money were spent to obtain it. But what after that? It has to be backed with just what you said. 

Apr 27, 2019 05:46 PM #20
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Kathy Streib ...the "why" am I here comes in many ways

Apr 28, 2019 06:18 AM #21
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! ...the life in you stirs

Apr 28, 2019 06:19 AM #22
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Barbara Todaro
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Hi Richie Alan Naggar the diploma does not mean much, but the exercise of achieving it was a test of focus and discipline....my major of choice was biology and I used it two years for teaching... my career has been nonrelated to my degree....but my focus and discipline have carried me through and very comfortably.... now I apply that to training myself and others to become physically fit....

Apr 28, 2019 01:41 PM #23
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Barbara Todaro ...whats behind it all is what you have grasped....

Apr 28, 2019 02:37 PM #24
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Good morning Richie - as always your posts have many lessions.  School and training has a great purpose but it is not the end.  We continully practice and fine tune our professions with internship and life long learning.  But above all remember service and people first.

Apr 30, 2019 08:12 AM #25
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Richie Alan Naggar
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Hello Grant Schneider ...the whole posting summed up nicely in your comment

May 01, 2019 06:27 AM #26
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John Wiley
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In Florida, over 50% of those who take the test for a real estate license, fail.

Those who pass, too often think they have arrived. What the preparation for the license does not do is teach you how to be a professional.

To be a professional will require a great deal more education and experience.

Thanks for a well stated post.

May 10, 2019 03:07 PM #27
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John Wiley ...most excellent commenting & sharing thank you

May 10, 2019 03:32 PM #28
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