When things don’t go as planned

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Pareto Realty TN #251071

Who’s to blame?

We seem to be in a world of judgement and casting blame.

Every day, we encounter circumstances failing to happen according to our well-intentioned plans.

Critics salivate at the first whiff of disarray, and they POUNCE!

Who will take responsibility for this train wreck?

I believe it’s situations like this which bare the strength and integrity of all of us.

Some folks are quick to point fingers.

Others will instantly claim . . . “not my fault because that’s not in my job description!”

This is a human condition that’s not new or recent, and the best Leaders understand the value of these “learning opportunities”.

Yes! Leaders appreciate these emotionally charged times because it is when under extreme pressure they are able to witness who their team members are. The efficiency comes from observation of the visceral (primal) reactions and/or responses – Flight – Fight – or respond.

The folks who are cool under fire don’t waste time and energy with downward spiraling emotions . . . They immediately shift to “let’s do whatever it takes to get through this and complete our mission.”

From my perspective, the true Leaders of any team are the ones who willingly take responsible for the issue, pick up the dropped balls, and return to their rhythmic juggling.

Most REALTORS possess this trait in their DNA.

Yet another great reason to hire a REALTOR when you’re in the mood for a move.

Buying or selling a house is a HUGE transaction and life-style change.

Let your REALTOR drive the process (Attend to the details) such that you can focus on making sound decisions.


Published by Barry Owen 

Strategist-CEO of Pareto Realty Real estate sales Professional Inviter-Facilitator-Practicer of Open Space Technology Opening safe space for people & organizations to self-organize around issues & opportunities BarryOwen.US Invite-Listen-Love 

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Pareto Realty
Nashville, TN

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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

You make excellent points in this post, Barry!  There are problem solvers, and there are those who look to skirt responsibility, and often divert blame in the process.

Sep 25, 2019 02:54 PM #1
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Barry- love this post. A true leader will work the problem first and not waste time pointing fingers. 

Sep 25, 2019 06:24 PM #2
Frank Tinsley
Quorum Realty Group, LLC - Indianapolis, IN
Superior Service, Superior Results

Great Post!  There is a big difference between a leader and a manager.  Managers are a dime a dozen while leaders are often hard to find.  In times of crisis, it is easy to identify the managers versus the leaders.

Sep 27, 2019 03:47 AM #3
Gordon Crawford
Gordon Crawford Home Selling Team - Morristown, NJ
Your Morris County Specialist!

Wonderful post, Barry.  With real estate, there are always unexpected and unforeseeable issues no matter how much experience one has.  You face the issues, figure out a solution and move forward.  Playing the blame game serves no purpose.

Sep 27, 2019 05:23 AM #4
Mary Hutchison, SRES, ABR
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate-Kansas City Homes - Kansas City, MO
Experienced Agent in Kansas City Metro area

You are so right...when something goes wrong, don't focus on the negative and fret, or what the problem was...just move forward and deal with it.  

Sep 27, 2019 10:31 AM #5
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