A Rising Tide Raises All Boats... for Foresters and Realtors® too!

Real Estate Agent with Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP #1 in Forest Land Mgmt

A Rising Tide Raises All Boats... for Foresters and Realtors® too!Dina Mitchell's business card

It is a phrase we hear from our former Team Leader and the President of our company, Dina Mitchel, often and one that is embedded into the thoughts and actions of all of the people in our Market Center at Keller Williams Fox Cities.

  • We all know that as we raise each other up, that we will also rise.
  • We all know that by helping to improve and enlighten our colleagues we will both get better too.
  • We all know that when we build up our colleagues and competitors the profession will rise.
  • We know that as the profession rises, the public will notice, and there will be more clients available for all of us.

It takes a serious belief in an abundance mentality, something that is in abundance around here.

Before I joined KW, I did see this with many of my colleagues and competitors in the forestry profession, but until I arrived at KW I had not seen this to such an extreme degree in the real estate field.


This tide seems to be a simple thing, yet so very powerful, made of water, made of spirit, made of kindness, made of love.

From rising ships and boats on the ocean to rising foresters, real estate professionals and just about anyone this force touches.

It is a force that not only elevates our profession, our careers, it also makes life and our work so much more rewarding and keeps us all coming back for more

It has been a blessing to immerse myself in the Keller Williams culture of rising tides in the past three and a half years, a pivotal step that has made a huge difference in my career, just wish I had been exposed to this group of amazing people sooner.

Comments (11)

Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob love the wisdom here, too many agents  fear their coworkers... I do not we all have different client bases, different niche markets although we are in the same office, Endre

Jan 03, 2021 09:30 PM
James Dray
Fathom Realty - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Bob.

A lot of truth to those statements.  I'm going to copy them to use at our next meeting  

Jan 04, 2021 12:55 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Totally agree . The Code of Ethics Preamble states that we will share with other Realtors knowledge we have gained ( paraphrased) .

Jan 04, 2021 04:08 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Bob. If you raise the bar by sharing all rise to that height. Funny how that works. Enjoy your day!

Jan 04, 2021 05:09 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Good morning Bob Crane - that is the right attitude and one of teamwork.  I know that Keller Williams promotes that.

Jan 04, 2021 06:03 AM
Dan Hopper
Dan Hopper - Gold Way RE - Westminster, CO
Denver Broker / Real Estate Advocate

Happy New Year,  ... no doubt "the rising tide raises all boats", and having the right Synergy in a real estate firm is so important;  blessings feed off one another!!

Jan 04, 2021 08:29 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Hi Bob love this philosophy. I was fortunate to have been hired way back in my first year in the re  business with a boss who had his head and heart in a powerful position such as this.  Happy New Year!

Jan 04, 2021 01:56 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Bob this is a good message to start off the year with, thank you for sharing it.

Jan 04, 2021 02:11 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Bob Crane - The "Rise Up" theme is a good one! When  you raise others up, you are  uplifted too! It sounds like you have a great Leadership at your KW Office. 

Bob I wish you and your family blessings in abundance. 

Jan 04, 2021 04:29 PM
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® 240.593.2860 - Silver Spring, MD
Fluent in German and Real Estate * M.A. ABR ASP

That's the spirit we ought to all embrace Bob - professionally and personally. Imagine! 

Wishing you a prosperous, happy, and healthy 2021! 

Jan 05, 2021 06:44 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Bob, for sharing your positive perspective.

Take care, be safe and have a great day.

Jan 07, 2021 06:47 AM