Cows Do Not Give Milk.

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

Cows Do Not Give Milk. 

 

Anyone that has grown up on a small dairy farm knows that a sincere effort is necessary for every day success. Waking up 365 days a year, in any weather, getting dressed well before dawn, heading to the barn, harnessing the cows, placing the bucket and massaging the teats to get milk.

 

Not only that, but ensuring they:

  • get an adequate supply of clean water
  • are fed well with hay, alfalfa, corn and grain
  • remain healthy with regular vet check ups 
  • have room for grazing - grasses are preferred
  • safely are contained behind property fence lines

 

The same determined ethic is required for real estate success. No one will take charge, go out, bring business back to you or give you a part of theirs. Why would they? You must work for it, if that's a true end goal.

 

Lack of effort can be devastating for a dairy farmer who gets lax on daily procedures and worse for the cows that need to be properly tended. A business can also fail quickly when not managed, nurtured or cared for.

 

"Cows don't give milk; you have to work for it."
~Author Unknown

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Comments (18)

Bob "RealMan" Timm
Ward County Notary Services - Minot, ND
Owner of Ward Co Notary Services retired RE Broker

My brother and sister in-laws are dairy farmers in WI and boy do they work hard! Tina, my daughter, recently visited them and it reminded me of their work ethic as they go to bed at 9PM every night because they are exhausted by then.

May 10, 2022 06:32 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

My grandparents were dairy farmers in Minnesota and the temperatures in winter are harsh, often below zero. It's not an easy life and I thank God every day for hard working farmers Bob "RealMan" Timm! Please thank yours for me.

May 10, 2022 06:40 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Hi Wanda... I can't tell you how often, when I trained new agents, they would say to me "but that's a lot of work." I'd always ask them first "... and your point is?" or "... and why do you think we make the big buck." Real estate is work, real work.

May 10, 2022 06:46 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em: golfArizona@cox.net

Wanda,

Just like anything, you have to work for it. Thank you for sharing the information.

Buyers and sellers in your area will benefit from your expertise. Wishing you continued success.  Have a wonderful day and sell a house.  bill

 

May 10, 2022 06:50 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Wanda - I have never worked on a farm but I do know that.  And that is true of our business.  We have to work for it.

May 10, 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

Real estate glamor glitter gets in some newbies eyes when thinking they will make a fortune immediately and then reality hits. It is indeed work Nina Hollander, Broker and those of of us with a strong ethic understand that!

May 10, 2022 06:59 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Glad you enjoyed the message Bill Salvatore - East Valley and wish you a wonderful day!

May 10, 2022 07:00 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

People depend on us everyday to get up, dress up and show up Grant Schneider. Am meeting a client who just closed on a new build today to hand over keys, am excited for her to be a part of southern Utah!

May 10, 2022 07:03 AM
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

My husband's sister and her husband were dairy farmers. I know that routine well. It is hard work as is any successful career.  Nice analogy, Wanda!

May 10, 2022 07:37 AM
Joseph Domino 480-390-6011
HomeSmart - Scottsdale, AZ
Real Estate Made Easy

Perfect sentiment. This idiom should be plastered on the walls of every school.

May 10, 2022 07:45 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Wanda,  My uncle had 105 cows to milk every morning and start all over at 4 pm again.  He had a parlor that he could do 4 at a time and him and if wife had a routine 7 days a week.  You are right, real estate is also a routine that we need to do.

 

May 10, 2022 07:55 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
Relocation to NW AZ with elbow room & more freedom

My grandparents had cows and I remember sitting on my grandfather's lap when he milked them. The comment about schools and the comments made by instructors struck a chord with me. Many who enter this industry are set up to fail because they believe it is a quick buck, little time is needed and do not know how to separate the how from the what. Your title Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!  was right on.

May 10, 2022 08:21 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

All dependable systems must be in place and that includes humans, Carol Williams. Am thankful for all farmers who chose hard to provide for themselves and for everyone else

May 10, 2022 09:11 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

Thank you Joseph Domino 480-390-6011, perhaps it would create lightbulb moments for those who teach children/ young adults as  well!

May 10, 2022 09:14 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

They sound like powerhouse people to me Will Hamm!

 

May 10, 2022 09:58 AM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

What a wonderful memory Leanne Smith! A good work ethic can inspire others to achieve their goals by by doing better and being better. Thank you for sharing that!

May 10, 2022 10:07 AM
Leanne Smith

Yes indeed great memories

May 10, 2022 10:31 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Wanda- another spot on analogy!  I've never milked a cow but I can tell by looking that it is hard work. But the rewards are worth it...how else would we have chocolate milk or milk for our cereal!!!

May 10, 2022 07:27 PM
Wanda Kubat-Nerdin - Wanda Can!
Red Rock Real Estate Brokered by Real - St. George, UT
So Utah Residential, Referral & Relocation REALTOR

It's much more difficult to milk a goat, Kathy Streib, I've done that too!

May 11, 2022 06:59 AM