Being Unprepared is Like Swimming Without Water

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Real Estate Agent with Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real UT DRE# 6541633-SA00

Being Unprepared is Like Swimming Without Water

 

Showing up without proper planning is a poor work ethic in the making. It's also irresponsible. Consumers depend on professionals every day to help guide them to solid decisions while achieving sales goals. 

 

Can you imagine if everyone in the business arena showed up to work but were not ready, willing or able to perform?

 

Filling out paperwork, determining wants and needs, discussing every minute detail, including time-lines, terms and conditions matter. Good communication and follow through is expected by clients.

 

To avoid unintended consequences, it's imperative to:

  • Meet all deadlines within the REPC 
  • Represent well the buy/sell side of a transaction
  • Practice consistent cooperation with everyone involved
     

Distractions tend to pull attention away from being present, remaining focused meets and exceeds daily set goals.

 

Preparedness shows a high level respect for clients and business principles, it also allows quick decisions to made. Otherwise, the result may be akin to swimming on dry land, while getting nowhere fast.

 

Ouch, that's got to hurt!

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Comments (40)

Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

That pictures tells a story without a single word. Good post as always.

Jan 20, 2022 09:46 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Haha! Glad you got it right away Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty, that means it was successful!

Jan 20, 2022 12:54 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Wanda- your point is s simple one but one that is often missed. When we hire a professional, we expect them to know what they are doing and be prepared, at the very least. 

Jan 20, 2022 02:47 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Best representation means investing some time and effort to be on the ready for clients sake Kathy Streib. Some will and then...some procrastinate or wing it!

Jan 20, 2022 04:54 PM
Aura Alex
CloseMyDeal, LLC - Seattle, WA
Need A TC? Virtual TC Services Nationwide

Excellent analogy! Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! Being "prepared" applies to any business. I have tried to practice it, but practice does not guarantee "perfection." So, I'm usually prepared for plans B and C. Another time using "intuition" when all else fails. :)

Jan 20, 2022 08:06 PM
Marte Cliff
Marte Cliff Copywriting - Priest River, ID
Your real estate writer

Wanda - I completely agree with you.

However, your question: "Can you imagine if everyone in the business arena showed up to work but were not ready, willing or able to perform?" made me think about how many people today are doing just that.

Not necessarily in real estate, but in the general population.

Thank goodness it's not everyone, but there sure are days when it's difficult to find someone who can (or will) answer a simple question.

Jan 20, 2022 08:10 PM
Debe Maxwell, CRS
www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310 - Charlotte, NC
The right Charlotte REALTOR!

What a great analogy, Wanda! I have joked many times about preparation being key to success in anything related to business - including selling one's real property! It makes all of the difference in the world!

Jan 20, 2022 09:48 PM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
DFW FINE PROPERTIES - Flower Mound, TX
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! Prepare to prepare and never go anywhere unprepared. 

Jan 21, 2022 02:25 AM
Matthew O'Hare
Osterville, MA

Preparedness is showing up with all the right tools. Your landscaper shows up with all their tools. Your plumber shows up with all the right tools. Your cable guy shows up with all his specialized tools. Your surgeon is expected to have all his correct tools. Every professional in our lives is expected to show up with all the right tools to complete their tasks, there is no reason a sales professional should not show up with the same expectations of preparedness.

Jan 21, 2022 04:22 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

While there are no guarantees in being successful when prepared, the chances are better, Aura Alex. Always good have back up plans!

Jan 21, 2022 05:53 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

That statement does cover all businesspeople, Marte Cliff. The work world is truly suffering right now! A new restaurant opened up and closed quickly due to a shortage of staff. Unbelievable that people choose not to work.

Jan 21, 2022 06:50 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

The confidence level goes up when ready to service clients Debe Maxwell, CRS. At least mine does!

Jan 21, 2022 06:55 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Yes and yes to your comment Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP. I remember when putting off studying for a test in school and knowing that I deserved the outcome!

Jan 21, 2022 07:01 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Absolutely Matthew O'Hare! A true professional prepares and is ready to represent clients well.

Jan 21, 2022 07:03 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can! ,

Flying by the seat of your pants in Real Estate usually never ends well. So many details need to be addressed and proper explanations of the process for a buyer or seller is paramount.

Jan 21, 2022 07:26 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

When people are looking for expertise and professionalism trying to 'wing it' due lack of preparedness just doesn't work and is a negative to the entire industry

Jan 21, 2022 02:10 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Good afternoon Dorie Dillard Austin TX. A true professional pre-plans by doing their home-work prior to meeting with clients. It's great for business!

Jan 21, 2022 02:41 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

It does affect us as a whole Ed Silva. It's difficult to gain the trust of buyers or sellers when they have had a prior bad experience with someone within the industry!

Jan 21, 2022 02:43 PM
Sharon Miller
RE/MAX Platinum - Crane Hill, AL

Wanda,

Your comments and suggestions are great reminders to "stay the course" as we handle the daily workload. Here"s a quote I often share with other realtors,

"It's not the will to win that matters-everyone has that. It the will to prepare to win that matters."

     Coach Paul W. "Bear Bryant

Jan 23, 2022 08:26 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Coach Bryant knew how to positively motivate, inspire and prepare athletes to WIN, Sharon Miller. Great comment!

Jan 23, 2022 02:34 PM