Hello, my name "!*&%" and I'm selfish.

Real Estate Agent with Luxury Partners Realty

Are you guilty of being selfish while you expect others to be generous?  Sharing knowledge with others has a silver lining that is almost invisible, unless you share.  You simply aren't aware of all the benefits you'll receive until it hits you over the head and suddenly you realize that sharing actually benefits you too.  OMG  Somewhere in the back of my mind...was it "Playground 101," I remember mommy saying...Jill, share your toys, but the lesson actually didn't make a lasting impression until I began working and started to mentor. 

Most people don't know that I mentor.  I like it that way. Certainly it isn't something you brag about or advertise.  It's kind of private and certainly doesn't come up in conversation.  But boy does it make you feel great.  We all started out in the same place not knowing nearly as much as the years of experience have taught us.  By this time each and every one of us has to be an "expert" at something.  Think about it. We all claim to "know it all". 

Opening yourself up to others, allows us an opportunity to share important information that not only benefits other Realtors, it can and will empower you.  With so many changes in technology, each and every one of us can certainly benefit from your knowledge.  If your area of expertise has to do with recent tax reform or advertising, that's important too.  Think about what you can bring to the table and please don't come empty handed next time I see you.

Jill Golden and Laura Richter - Lang Realty - Boca Real Estate Group     






Comments (5)

Lisa Friedman
Alliance Realtors - Bedminster, NJ
Central New Jersey Real Estate

Jill, it is a nice feeling to share with others and I am a true believer in what comes around goes around.

Jul 24, 2008 01:25 AM
Maureen Rodriguez
Novadebt - Toms River Twp, NJ
Certified HUD Housing Counselor


I just became a mentor with my company and I enjoy it.  There are so many people that are selfish out there.  Whatever you give will come back to you tenfold.  When I started in this business I was thrown to the wolves.  It's very rewarding when you help people.

Jul 24, 2008 01:33 AM
Kevin McGourty
Realty ONE Group - Phoenix, AZ

Got to love your opening line. It grabs the attention. Nice post. See you did listen to your mother -- thanks for sharing. I think you have to have a certain level of self-confidence and being secure to share with others.

Jul 24, 2008 05:02 AM
Cheryl Frei - Realtor® & e-Pro Certified Realtor®
Elite Realty - Absarokee, Montana and Billings, Montana - Absarokee, MT

Jill - I agree with Kevin about having a certain level of self-confidence and being secure to share with others.  Sharing with others is a very good opportunities to grow in more ways then one. 

Jul 24, 2008 05:56 AM
John Petrone
ERA Nalbandian - Saddle Brook, NJ

Hi Jill, How you doin'?

I just would like to add to your mentor blog which is great. I apologize for catching up on blogs later rather than sooner. Anyway, I think it is fantastic that you are a mentor and I'd like to say from the other side of the fence having been mentored recently for a good amount of time that it is super super appreciated when someone takes the time to mentor. My mentor has a lot of experience and knowledge from her many years of Real Estate. It's been quite a good feeling to know that there is someone there to answer almost anything that came my way. I do feel I have that same relationship with my broker as she has always been there for me any minute of the day as well. I have heard that not all brokers are created equal so I am grateful of mine.

keep up the great work Jill and know the apprication is always there when someone shows they care and want to give back!!


Sep 22, 2008 09:49 AM