Timing Is Everything

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Timing is a combination of Luck and Skill.

That being said, skill is gained by practice, practice, practice. The best example I can think of is this miraculous catch by Odell Becham of the NY Giants. Becham most likely practiced catching footballs day in and day out year after year BUT can you imagine catching one running full speed ahead, being bumped by a competitor, jumping into the air spinning backwards and catching the ball behind your head with one hand!!! I've linked to the video as the NFL won't allow us to embed the video. Just click on the picture below.

If you are jealous of other agents because of their "LUCK" maybe you are not seeing the whole picture.

One skill I carried over to Real Estate from a previous occupation is a "tickler file". Mine was an actual 3 X 5 card file system set up by Day, Month, and Year.

An example of how it worked was if I introduced myself to someone as a Realtor and they showed any interest I'd ask "are you thinking of buying or selling a home" and they said "yes but probably not until next year" then I'd write down as much info as I could remember (after leaving them) on a 3 X 5 card and file it 6 months down the road. Every time I came in contact with that person I'd write down any info including small talk that might build the relationship.

Their card always moved down the line even if they purchased from another agent. In that case it would move 3 years down the line. This method lead to great success for me. 





Posted by

Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Evolution - 447 Boston Street, Suite #5, Topsfield, MA - Topsfield, MA
Your Personal Realtor®

Good Afternoon Bob "RealMan" Timm 

Yes, time is everything in life. The best in everything have practiced year in and year out to hone their skill.

Jun 19, 2024 11:48 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Indeed Doug Dawes and those that have make it look effortless when you watch them... thus people think what they do must be easy.

Jun 19, 2024 12:04 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob "RealMan" Timm  loved your post and no I have never been jealous of my more successful agents that I interact with... and in all fairness I have been successful over the decades... look where I put my awards:)

Jun 19, 2024 11:04 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

I have kept a few "trophies" Endre Barath, Jr. but for the most part mine have also ended up in the trash. Yesterdays trophies are not going to pay today's bill and they most likely are not going to empress anyone other than that fellow that ended in 2nd place.

Jun 20, 2024 05:55 AM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

ps.: that was in yesterday's recycle bucket Endre

Jun 19, 2024 11:05 PM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Yup, the only memories I keep these days are family memories Endre Barath, Jr. 

Jun 20, 2024 05:56 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No such thing as "luck" in business, Bob. We each "make" our own luck.

Jun 20, 2024 05:14 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

Well said Nina Hollander, Broker (my Love) and the opposite is true as well, we are responsible for our own failures as well.

Jun 20, 2024 05:58 AM
Kat Palmiotti
eXp Commercial, Referral Divison - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Excellent tickler file system - and wow, what a catch!

Jun 20, 2024 05:18 AM
Bob "RealMan" Timm

That tickler file system made me number two in the Nation when I worked for United Church Directories, a company that made family pictorial directories for churches nationwide. I'd still be with them today if Lifetouch would not have purchased them and trashed the company.


Every time I watch that video I am in awe. Here is a young man who most likely was a track star and later taught to catch a ball while running as fast as he can and at the same time his competitor is out to level him. Geeze!

Jun 20, 2024 06:01 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

I can relate to that toon, Bob.  It's almost like a ritual.  Eat dinner, watch a little TV, fall asleep on the couch, wake up, find it's 10:00 pm and time to go to bed.

Jun 20, 2024 07:36 PM