What do Football & Real Estate Have In Common?

Reblogger Lise Howe
Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Capital Properties DC AB15253

I thought that as we all get ready for the start of the 2019 football season, this post from several years ago is great choice for a repost!  Happy fall - it is not far away!  Lets all get ready for a strong finish to the year. 2020 will be here before we know it! 

Original content by Jodie Carpine

                       What do Football & Real Estate Have In Common?

 

As I watched the opening week games, I ponder this question.

Both require dedication, hard work and perseverance.  Professional Real Estate, like Professional Football, is not a part-time job or a hobby.  It is a career.  Both require study and a willingness to learn more than is required.  Football players watch tapes, listen to experts and drill.  The best study & practice a ridiculous amount of time.  We have a heard about the athletes that show up two hours before the rest of the team and watch tapes or study play books on their “off” days.  Successful REALTORS® take classes, listen to experts and follow through with every client, regardless to the size of the transaction.  The best study & network a ridiculous amount of time.  Many know that the state required clock hours are only a place to begin, not the goal. 

Both professions require individual effort, a strong team, and a good coaching staff.  In Real Estate, as independent contractors, we are familiar with individual effort.  We know that hard work is rewarded. What is frequently overlooked are the team and coaches.

REALTORS® have a more difficult time understanding what successful professional athletes understand.  The team behind us is essential.  No one can do everything alone.  We need inspectors, closers, lenders, assistants, stagers, contractors, agents with different specialties or in other locations, and title companies.  We need a local agent willing to step in when we are on the sidelines.  This may be due to sickness, family situations, vacations or unexpected emergencies.  Any weak link in our chain/team and we fail. 

Many REALTORS® will laugh at the thought of having a coach.  I am disciplined; I work hard; I am self-employed because I want to be my own boss. If you are confusing a coach with a boss, you either have a misconception or the wrong coach.  A boss needs you to work hard so that they look good.  A good coach needs you to be successful so that it looks as if they are not needed.

As long as you and your coach know that you need each other, a good coach does not need to look like the star.  If there is room for improvement, look at your team, your coaches/mentors and yourself.  What comes next?

Both football players and REALTORS® need a game plan.  You may need to wing it on occasion, but we need a plan, a vision, a roadmap.  We must know where we want to go AND how we will get there.

We call professional football a game and the contestants are referred to as players; yet many Real Estate Professionals cannot fathom the amount of work that those players consider basic.  Is it time to take your game to the next level?  Those analogies are over-used for a reason.  

If you are looking for a Professional REALTOR®, who specializes in Auctions in the State of Washington, to add to your team.  Please call, email or text Jodie Carpine, RealEstateAuctions.com WA, 509 990-9700, JCarpine@RealEstateAuctions.com Septemebr 8, 2013 

Jodie Carpine
REALTOR®, ABR, AHWD, ePro, GRI, MRP
509 990-9700 (cell/text)
509 951-3009 (ofc)
509 210-4333 (fax)

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Spokane, WA 99201

 

 

"Diversity is the one true thing we all have in common. Celebrate it every day." (Author Unknown)

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Agreed - this is a great one for a re-blog, Lise!

It's so true - having a coach and a plan are what most businessmen & women do in order to be successful. Why do our own view themselves as 'special' and too smart to need either? It makes no sense at all to me!

Aug 18, 2019 09:59 PM #1
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Debe Maxwell, CRS   Thanks for stopping by. I have my coaching call this morning   I treasure my cosch

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This is so true!  Thanks for sharing it Lise Howe I hadn't seen it!

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