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