Mastering Confidence

Real Estate Agent with DFW FINE PROPERTIES 0506509

Confidence is a Commitment. Everything I learned about providing extraordinary services begins with confidence. Anyone can have confidence in what they are doing but have they mastered their skills at being confident? The true test is whether or not the people receiving their services will choose them again to do more business or refer them to other people.


Commitment is a transformation. Confidence doesn’t mean wielding power over another human being. In the business of real estate, agents and brokers are not actors or magicians. They should never pretend to know what they do not know. It is difficult to work with a person who doesn’t have confidence in the field of the real estate profession.


True confidence takes courage. Without confidence other people feel the fear, recognize skills are lacking, connection does not happen, and relationships are broken. It takes courage to break off with a person who seems nice but hasn’t mastered the skills of confidence in their trade of business. It takes more courage for the individual who hasn’t mastered the skills to admit it to themselves and refer their clients to someone more skilled.


Confidence isn't as easy as it looks. Mastering skills takes hard work and it begins with commitment. Newly licensed agents have the potential to develop extraordinary skills and if they begin their careers as part of a Team or with a Brokerage that provides training, they can succeed but education is on-going and every transaction is different. The business of real estate, houses, land, and transactions are unique. No two are alike. Housing markets change. Cultivating confidence to master the skills of confidence is on-going. A Real Estate agent is not an instant success if they haven’t mastered the umbrella of what it takes to be on the buying side or the selling side of any type of transaction.  


Confidence is a Commitment. Success and failure in real estate takes practice by learning new skills and unlearning methods that do not work. We are coming to the end of a calendar year. Is it time to evaluate what works and what doesn't? Don't wait. Every single day is an opportunity to re-evaluate and develop new and improved skills to enhance your level of confidence. Remember, a rocket isn't built in a day and neither is the business of real estate ---Patricia Feager

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MBA (University of Dallas)
(Bachelors of Arts & Science)
SECI (Southeastern Career Institute)
Associates (3) (Collge of Lake County)
KU (University of Kansas)


CRS (Certified Residential Specialist)
SRES (Certified Senior Residential Specialist)
PSA (Certified Pricing Strategies; Mastering the CMA)
CRS (Certified Military Relocation Specialist)
RENE (Real Estte Negotitions Expert)

"With self-discipline most anything is possible." --- Theodore Roosevelt 





Comments (14)

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

Good morning Patricia,

You did a wonderful job with the big subject of confidence.  I think it begins with liking one self and knowing a subject really well as well as knowing that there are always new things to learn.  A

Nov 30, 2021 06:59 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ron and Alexandra Seigel - Thank you. your comment gives me a sense of pride. Without confidence, trust doesn't exist. 

As written by the Beatles in Eleanor Rigby, Ah, look, at all the lonely people...

Nov 30, 2021 07:06 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

So many people struggle with confidence and they are destined to life of less success as they seek easy avenues and not always the most productive

Nov 30, 2021 07:56 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Ed Silva - I agree with you. It sadens me to know so many people are getting a free ride when it comes to education and passing just to pass. There really is no guarantee to success without confidence, commitment, and working hard to earn it. Mastering confidence is a skill of competency. 

Nov 30, 2021 08:37 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

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

Nov 30, 2021 09:16 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Patricia... Ron and Alexandra Seigel said it perfectly. One thing I've not suffered from in a very, very, very long time is  a lack of confidence. But as Alexandra said... I like myself, I know what I have to offer, I've mastered my subject, and I'm always open to learning opportunities. 

Nov 30, 2021 09:29 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Patricia when someone is not confident in what they are doing it shows, and no one wants to do business with someone who is unsure and wishy-washy in what they do.

Nov 30, 2021 01:25 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Patricia what a powerful post, I went to Airborne School once I felt confident I would not quit... the first day all Airborne Soldiers to be got a demonstration what it looks like jumping out of planes, helicopters.... etc.   we were sitting in the bleachers and one seasoned jumper's parachute got tangles up.... we watched in horror as he screamed and crash landed.... the instructors came and said it is a voluntary class any one wants to quit please get up from the bleachers..... 40 per cent of the class got up and left... the rest of us were committed AIRBORNE Soldiers...

Nov 30, 2021 11:15 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Roy Kelley - thank you! Truly, you are appreciated. As we move into the Christmas spirit, may you and Dolores be blessed.

Dec 01, 2021 12:09 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

George Souto - Great comment! Wishy-Washy behavior is very noticeable and people stand up and take notice. That's what gets a lot of people into trouble or causes vulnerability which can lead to being a victim. Mastery confidence in oneself takes courage.  

Dec 01, 2021 12:21 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Endre Barath, Jr. - I think that's the first time anyone ever said something I've written is a 'powerful post.' Thank you for that wonderful comment. It brings me joy!

Your example is a great one to share. Anyone who can get through military training by voluntarily jumping out of a plane after witnessing a crash landing has nerves of steel that proves to me they won't cave to fear! For your services and examples, I am deeply grateful.  

Dec 01, 2021 12:26 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

Your posts are always so well written and without confidence in what we are doing, it is difficult to stay committed, confidence is key!

Dec 01, 2021 05:13 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Brian England - your comment about confidence is so true. Thank you. 

I appreciate your compliment, as well.

Have a nice day. 

Dec 01, 2021 05:34 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Patricia - it's interesting, to me, to see confidence paired with mastering.  Mastering and mastery is not a quick fix by any interpretation of the words.  It is a journey.  An ongoing education.  And not one necessarily taught in a school environment.  Thought-provoking.  Once again.  

Dec 02, 2021 04:22 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP

Michael Jacobs - I'm sorry. I messed up. 

Dec 02, 2021 06:01 AM