For An Agent The Operative Word In Real Estate Is Commitment

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Often, we’re asked to share some good advice by an agent who is just beginning to work in real estate. The most effective word   is “commitment” to describe what one should always carry with them. The real estate business is one that demands commitment, if one is to create a successful, lifelong profession.

 

From day one, there must be a “commitment to learn.” Knowledge becomes Power in our industry. Your production will be in direct proportion to the magnitude of your knowledge of the product, procedures and the marketplace.

 

There’s a commitment to “keep your head in the business.” Those who do not because they feel they must shut real estate off, especially when they are present in another venue, are missing business. I could never understand that one!! If you’re a salesperson and your license is hanging in a Broker’s office, it’s your job to secure as much business as possible for that Broker/Owner. That’s a commitment you owe the Broker/Owner for hanging your license with him/her.  Just my opinion, and I’m sure many will disagree!!

 

When it comes to representation, the agent should pick a side and “commit to that end” of the potential transaction. If you’re a listing agent, it’s greed that attracts one to the status of dual agency. No one has your commitment!! Greed raises its ugly head and takes over.

 

There’s a commitment to your coworkers within the office and other agents in the industry to act professionally.  This means being considerate and exercising honesty and applying the Golden Rule. The latter truly covers most of it. Each agent appreciates being treated properly and handling each listing as one would their own. That’s all part of being professional. It should be a commitment.

 

We often talk about part-time vs full time agents. One is part-time, if there is another job to focus on. At any one time, you can only think about one thing and not more than one. In my opinion, “part-time is not a commitment” to the business, especially when you must focus on something completely different to fill a financial gap.

 

If more money is needed, work smarter. Use those extra hours doing something that will create more business for you.

 

Just a thought for the moment…. This thought originated from the Q & A section and a question posed by a “Blue Man.”

 

I’m sure many of you will disagree with a few of these points, especially the one about “commitment to the Broker/Owner!!”

 

 

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Barbara Todaro

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Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Barbara,

Commitment is not just for real estate as far as I am concerned.  It applies to life in general from interpersonal relationships to taking care of one's health.  It makes a huge difference when it comes to maintaining success.  A

Sep 08, 2019 09:48 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Carol Williams here is a suggestion for your Second Chance Saturday posts.  I found Barbara's post excellent.  A

Sep 08, 2019 09:49 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel (A).... commitment is an important part of personal life.... and that same attitude spills over into one's business life.... it actually tells you a lot about the agent!

 

Sep 08, 2019 10:03 AM #3
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Michael Jacobs
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Barbara - Alexandra Ron and Alexandra Seigel stated it so well and your commitment to all things that are important are demonstrated here on a daily basis through your efforts.  

Sep 08, 2019 10:15 AM #4
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Barbara Todaro
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Alexandra said it perfectly.... personal and business complement each other in many facets.... health is a major one.... Michael Jacobs 

Sep 08, 2019 10:19 AM #5
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
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Barbara,

We select our clients based on their commitment to their business practice and life in genral.  We love working with that type of energy, it is heady for us and heady for them, and creates a great working relationship.  I know you know the feeling. A

Sep 08, 2019 10:23 AM #6
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Barbara Todaro
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel it would actually be a waste of your time to consider working with someone who is not committed...their future success would be a reflection on your ability to work well with them.... they must apply whatever you put in place or suggestions you make.... they soar with the eagles, you do, too!!

Sep 08, 2019 10:59 AM #7
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Barbara Todaro
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Ron and Alexandra Seigel (A).... in our business, working with those who are have no commitment does NOT happen to us....we don't take on that business...it's not productive for us....time is precious.

Sep 08, 2019 11:01 AM #8
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Steven Nickens
Elite Pacific Properties Maui - Wailea, HI
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Barbara, selling real estate is a challenging business. If you can't make it happen no one is going to do it for you. You can't rest on your past accomplishments, you need to always be raising the bar for your self. There is a saying keep up or get left behind. 

Sep 08, 2019 11:07 AM #9
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Barbara Todaro
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Steven Nickens one must be committed to be accomplished.... 

Sep 08, 2019 11:10 AM #10
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Kathy Streib
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Hi BarbaraT- When you couple commitment with ability or talent ...that makes for a winning combination. 

Sep 08, 2019 12:50 PM #11
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Barbara Todaro
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it surely does Kathy Streib tough finding that combo....

Sep 08, 2019 01:07 PM #12
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Barbara, for sharing your experience and your advice.

Sep 08, 2019 05:49 PM #13
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Hella M. Rothwell, Broker/Realtor®
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Barbara: Definitely "commitment".  For me, it's also being a "self starter". Don't look to others to just hand you business. Doesn't happen unless it's from "referrals" where you have already earned your stripes.

Sep 08, 2019 06:23 PM #14
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Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900!
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Yes,

You must be committed and perseverant-don't let go until it's completed.

Sep 08, 2019 10:33 PM #15
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Ginny Gorman
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Barbara Todaro I see nothing to disagree with on your statements here...I am all in and we have doubled the number of agents in our state in the last two years and being all in is not happening with most of them.  It shows and so sad for the clients who have no clue.  There is nothing to replace experience, know how & honesty in this business!

Sep 09, 2019 03:49 AM #16
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Barbara Todaro
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ou're welcome Roy Kelley 

Hella Mitschke Rothwell that's the sign of a true professional.... our industry needs as many as can be found!!!  you're at the top!!

Sep 09, 2019 08:01 AM #17
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Barbara Todaro
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Spoken like a true professional, Michelle Carr Crowe,Altas Just Call...408-252-8900! old school .... I love it...

Ginny Gorman not many are "all in".... we're a dying breed!!

Sep 09, 2019 08:03 AM #18
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Lise Howe
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Assoc. Broker and Attorney Licensed in DC, MD, VA,

Once you have a vision, you just have to commit to the path to get there - great post

Sep 11, 2019 06:06 AM #19
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