There is No Shame/Crime in "Not Knowing"...BUT....

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    Everyone has different experiences in any profession...being licensed for a long time doesn't mean you know everything about every area....and no one expects that knowledge from agents/lenders with any length or experience.

  When an agent....title person...lender with lots of experience in a given listarea explains the reason for....X....the process of Y....If this happens, the result is values...the list goes on and on. 

   Before you jump down the throat of an person with experience...or write a comment on an area in which you don't live, a contract not correctly completed, a niche you don't have, a loan you never might learn something. 

    We always say...."The Smartest People we know, Know what they don't know".  A college diploma, multiple degrees, certifications, designations...licenses not mean you know all there is to know about everything....everywhere. Education is a wonderful thing and we Open mindpride ourselves on having an "Education Based Practice." Can we learn more...Yes....we have that option every day to learn in real estate and to learn life lessons as well, If is up to each of use to open our get rid of that nasty word ASSUME. Basing real estate practices, comments, life in general on assumptions...the way it WAS done is the way it always SHOULD be done....old news and not necessarily correct.   

   It's almost a NEW about a Resolution/Revolution to use both open mind....and the very kindergarten old but still very true...."Watch, Look and Listen" refreshing that would be !

     This is a life lesson post brought to you by Sally K. & David L. Hanson,  Broker Associates with EXP Realty, LLC, honored to be of service for all things real estate in southeastern Wisconsin.

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Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Sally and David,

My father always said, the more you know, the more you realize what you don't  know...A

Dec 06, 2019 09:58 AM #1
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hello Sally K. & David L. Hanson, I LOVE this post. We can't possibly know everything so there's no reason to pretend. It serves us best when we listen more than we speak.

Dec 06, 2019 10:04 AM #2
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Sally and David I have come to the same realization as Ron and Alexandra Seigel father.  I have learned that the more I learn, the more I realize how much I do not know, and have yet to learn.

Dec 06, 2019 10:17 AM #3
Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Hi Sally K. & David L. Hanson 

"It's almost a NEW about a Resolution/Revolution to use both open mind....and the very kindergarten old but still very true...."Watch, Look and Listen" refreshing that would be!"

I second that motion.

Dec 06, 2019 10:29 AM #4
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good afternon Sally K. & David L. Hanson - amen to that.  Two ears only one mouth.

Dec 06, 2019 11:51 AM #5
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Sally and David - another day and another opportunity to learn something new. It never stops.

Dec 06, 2019 11:54 AM #6
Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

The older I get the more I learn the more I realize I have yet to learn...

Dec 06, 2019 01:48 PM #7
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

There's no shame in not knowing - but plenty of shame in pretending to know and giving answers/advice that isn't valid.

Dec 06, 2019 08:42 PM #8
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Sally.

While I know a lot about some things, I would never consider myself an expert on anything.  

Dec 07, 2019 01:35 AM #9
MichelleCherie Carr Crowe Just Call...408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

In real estate, we get to learn new things daily, like it or not!

Dec 07, 2019 10:44 PM #10
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Hi Sally,
As far as I'm concerned we don't need to know everything. We can't ever. We only need to know where to get answers and how to solve problems. 

Dec 08, 2019 11:50 AM #11
M.C. Dwyer
Century 21 Showcase REALTORs - Felton, CA
MC Dwyer-Santa Cruz Mountains Property Specialist

Well said! It’s always OK to say “I don’t know. That’s a great question, let me find out!”

Dec 09, 2019 07:00 AM #12
Jeff Dowler, CRS
Solutions Real Estate - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Sally and David:

There are some wise words here! No one in the business knows it all, which is true for any profession. It's OK to admit you don't know and even better to spend the time finding out, or finding someone who does know.


Dec 09, 2019 01:37 PM #13
John Henry, Florida Architect
John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc. - Orlando, FL
Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design

Great observation.  My Greek uncle, Doris, used to say to my mother: "Seeing and doing, seeing and doing".  Observe and then decide what is appropriate.  Pretty simple.  Thank you!

Jan 07, 2020 04:53 AM #14
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