A COACH CONSULTANT'S APPROACH TO DIFFICULT QUESTIONS

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The subject of Debe Maxwell, CRS 's challenge really falls within the purview of a coach consultant.  And although most of these responses relate to real estate selling or buying,  difficult questions abound always.

First a word about recession! Like most, I don't form my opinions from the news.  I know that it can be difficult when you are bombarded 24/7.  I understand data and I don't see anything on the horizon with the lowest unemployment and highest worker participation in half a century.  Add to that increased savings and higher wages.  That is not to say that anything is ever certain.  However, I find myself spending more time these days watching the Food Network.

Now with regard to how I will be educating my clients I use my goal planning model.  I would also remind people of the importance of long term planning.  If you fail to plan you are planning to fail.

Take a long term strategic look.  What is your vision?  What do you ultimately want to achieve?  Whether it is investments in the market, real estate, or your business, persistence and long term planning with get you to your goal.  The long term performance of the market and real estate is up.  Of course, there are bumps along the way.  And if you stay focused on the changing needs of your customer your business will trend up too.

Whether it is a home or your business the goal must be yours.  Don't ask others what you should do and that includes making decisions based on the media coverage.  Once you have decided evaluate the risks, obstacles, and rewards.  No risk--no gain.  Consult your data, study trends, and evaluate based on facts and statistics.  Take calculated risks not Las Vegas risks.  But never take more of a risk than you can handle and consider the consequences first.

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In summary, don't let others tell you what you need to do.  Make your decisions based on thoughtful analysis and then own them.  Keep your eye on your strategic goal.

This has been my entry to Debe Maxwell, CRS 's September Challenge.

 

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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
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Good morning. Grant... I fully concur with your comments about "recession fears." And I love the advice that our goals must be out own... if they're not it's hard to buy into them.

Sep 29, 2019 10:03 PM #1
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Debe Maxwell, CRS
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Hi Grant! Love this one and completely agree that it's an individual decision. I also agree, one has to know their 'why' or motivation as well as their financial timeline before making ANY investment decision - any time.

Thank you for participating in this month's challenge, Grant! 

Sep 29, 2019 11:22 PM #2
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James Dray
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Morning Grant.

I've already reached my goal for this year, anything else is just icing on the cake. Now, for next year, well that goal is already being being discussed

Sep 30, 2019 01:31 AM #3
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Barbara Todaro
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Good morning, Grant Schneider if people hear something enough times, they'll begin to believe it....the President is a prime example of how that works!!!

Sep 30, 2019 03:49 AM #4
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Grant Schneider
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Nina - that's it.  Own your own decisions.

Debe - those who wait for cues from others never find the right time.

James - awesome.  You have plenty of year left.

Barbara -  when there is too much noise I turn it off.

Sep 30, 2019 07:13 AM #5
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Will Hamm
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Grant, I use to say the same thing to people, if you fail to plan you are planning to failing for use!

 

Sep 30, 2019 07:57 AM #6
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Brian England
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It is very sad that the news has become such a farce, but then again, I guess it always has been.  I can recall why I stopped watching the news, it seemed like at least 90% of the information was not likely to be true, just sensationalizing a situation to make it more interesting.

Sep 30, 2019 08:04 AM #7
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Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
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Grant, as many have said, the media hypes this "recession" news, and we cannot buy into it!  

Sep 30, 2019 08:44 AM #8
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Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Sep 30, 2019 12:56 PM #9
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George Souto
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Grant you are a wise man.  Form your plan based on facts and not on what others are trying to persuade you to believe.

Sep 30, 2019 03:17 PM #10
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Grant Schneider
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Will - that is what many financial planners say.

Brian - in many cases they are also playing ratings games.

Joan - right analyze the facts and be guided by our own experience.

Roy - thank you very much.

George - exactly.  Read, study, and think for yourself.

Oct 01, 2019 06:51 AM #11
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Lottie Kendall
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Hi Grant - your posts are always full of wisdom. 

"don't let others tell you what you need to do."

"Whether it is a home or your business the goal must be yours."

Oct 02, 2019 08:10 AM #12
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Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
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Great advice, as usual, Grant! Great entry for the challenge.

Oct 02, 2019 12:20 PM #13
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Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400
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Grant, I totally agree with "Don't Ask Others What You Should Do". I too do not form opinions on what I hear from the media!

Oct 05, 2019 04:04 AM #14
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Grant Schneider
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Lottie - the point you repeat is the root of many problems.  Worrying about what others said.

Sharon - thank you.

Larry and Sheila - fortunately, much of the AR community doesn't either.

Oct 05, 2019 04:08 AM #15
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Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD
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I really respect the thoughtful approach you used with this entry into Debe's challenge, Grant. I agree with you 100 percent. 

Oct 05, 2019 08:44 AM #16
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