Words of wisdom for all new agents

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker United, Realtors

I was just remembering something my RE instructor told me in one of the many classes I took with him so I thought I would share it.  He said something to the effect of: " Real estate is not about the money. Never look at it as about making money. Do the best you can to help people, be honest, be the best person you can, and the money will follow." I try to live by these words, and hopefully they can help some of you too.

Comments (7)

Karen Monsour
Coldwell Banker Fort Lauderdale Beach - Fort Lauderdale, FL
REALTOR, SSRS - Sells FL Waterfront, Short Sale Expert!

Real Estate is all about people skill's and great connections... It's not about the money...if it was...I would have been gone long ago.

I love people, I love helping people....that's what Real Estate is...plain and simple...

Jul 01, 2008 03:33 PM
Brendan Murphy
Raving Real Estate - Laramie, WY
Broker, CRS, GRI, ASP, e-Pro

In CRS classes they say "relationships, not transactions".  And I like that, they talk about how much it will rain on you if you have just 20 good clients who love you.


Personally, I don't really care about the $, as long as I can pay my bills.  I just like the competition and the fun of getting people where they need to be, properly.  But as a businessperson, I also care about what percent of the pie I have, my goals, who is the benchmark in what, where I am the benchmark, and so on.  I want to improve and be the best.

Good advice above.

Jul 01, 2008 03:42 PM
John Cannata
214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

Good blog Chris.  I'd like to share this with individuals I work with.  I also like what Brendan quoted.  Have a great 4th and keep blogging.

John Cannata - Reliant Mortgage

Jul 01, 2008 03:54 PM
Howard Wilson
Wilson Than Real Estate - Santa Monica, CA

Great advice, Chris.  This business is all about people and bringing them together.  A buyer needs a seller and vice versa.  Getting the deal done is like "making peace" in a way.  Hopefully everyone is happy at the end of the day!

Jul 01, 2008 08:45 PM
Vicki Bishop GRI - Alabama Real Estate
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® - Bay Minette, AL

I agree with you , I have heard this said and i believe it. Give the best customer service possible and your business will grow.

Jul 02, 2008 06:05 AM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

You are absolutely right Chris, If a person is honest in his business, no help is needed he can come up in life cause of people's blessing



Jul 02, 2008 12:42 PM
* Rate A Home
Rate A Home - Saugatuck, MI

Chris, you had a smart instructor, he has a great point in what he taught you.

Jul 05, 2008 04:54 AM