The Business plan

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Real Estate Attorney with Bay Vista Realty BK671311

  I am very involved in the Real Estate community.  I sit on two boards and two committees.  I teach and mentor to my troops and others as well.  I also mentor others in similar industries.  A home inspector and a Title Start up.  All of this is mutually beneficial or of course I wouldn't do it because remember, I am an Evil Republican

Every week I meet agents who are starving and they all say the same thing......I am working my but off and I just don't get it.  How do you do it? 

 Me:  Well it is really pretty simple.  QUIT! 

 Them:     What.....????  QUIT?????  Are you insane.  If I even take a nap on a Sunday I fall another two days behind. 

 Me: So!

 Them: Fine don't Share. 

 Me: That is not my point.  You need to quit and look at what you are doing.  Why are you running furiously and not getting anywhere?

Them:  Well, because I (insert any excuse here)

 Me: What is your plan?

 Them: well I usually get up about 7:00, you know get the kids ready, do the email thing, yadda yadda.

 Me:  Stop.....not your daily plan your business plan.

 Them: Oh I work for........(insert company here)

 Me:  Noooooooo.......YOUR BUSINESS PLAN...do you have one?

 Them: Why do I need one. 

 Me: Do you have life insurance.

 Them: Yes!

 Me:  Have you ever died yet?

 Them: uhhhh.......

 Me:  Look call me on Monday and I am going to get you set up with a Business Plan starter kit.   In the mean time get your goals on paper so we.........

 

You get the idea.

  It never seems to amaze me that anyone who laughs at the Gerbil 

 

 

 

 

running on the little wheel and stands there for 10 minutes watching doesn't realize that the animal has a better plan than the watcher.  The gerbil knows he is getting excercise.  He doesn't have a destination. 

WE ON THE OTHER HAND, do.  We are trying to move forward and seldom get there as fast as we could.  A plan changes all of that. 

I have a plan and I know what each day will bring well ahead of time.  I used some pretty decent software to create my plan and I run with it daily. 

I Urge every one out there to do the same.  If not for yourselves, for the environment, because we can't afford to keep oiling the little wheels.

Tampa-Bay's self proclaimed Funniest Broker
(I voted, it was Unanimous)

 

 

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Carlos "Chaz" Mena
RE/MAX Premier Associates - Weston, FL

Gary,

Is that the actual software you use? If it is I am interested in trying it out.

Chaz

Aug 31, 2006 07:46 AM #1
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Jonathan Greene
Team Greene Realty - Tampa, FL
It's absolutely essential to plan your startup.  Just remember, things seldom go as well as you plan, so plan for the worst.  We call this contingency planning in the military...be ready for the stuff that pops up.
Aug 31, 2006 07:57 AM #2
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Gary De Pury, ESQ.
Bay Vista Realty - Land O Lakes, FL

Chaz,

 That is one that i have used and I found it to be great.  I also tried several that I found on the internet. there are many that are great. 

 

Ummmmm...Kiwi.......Pshthst-Pshthst-cough!!!  Damn, now my teeth are all black. 

Aug 31, 2006 08:17 AM #3
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Teri Isner
Keller Williams Realty at the Lakes - Orlando, FL
GRI, CRS, CIPS
TERRIFIC BLOG how do you know where you are going if you don't know where you have been.  You need a plan and I loved the graphics...
Aug 31, 2006 09:47 AM #4
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Brian Brady
San Diego VA Home Loans/858-777-9751 - San Diego, CA
858-777-9751

Reagan had a business plan in the 70s; I wish the Republican party would read it.

P.S.-There is no such thing as an Evil Republican. 

Brian Brady (R)-California 

Aug 31, 2006 07:06 PM #5
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Gary De Pury, ESQ.
Bay Vista Realty - Land O Lakes, FL

Yes, but just as Reagan spread from the left coast to take over the whole nation (which was a great thing) communism style leftists are moving from the same place and trying. 

I pray every day that the ACLU, Rainbow coalition, and the Bader-Ginsburg/Streisand mentality doesn't survive the heartland.  Did you read my Evil Republican Blog?

ummm...Banana Pudding

Aug 31, 2006 11:53 PM #6
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Tony Gallegos
Cognicorp Mortgage Banking Advisory - Marietta, GA
It is so important individuals as well as companies have a business plan. It is critical for real estate and mortgage professionals to realize they are their own business upon themselves. Great post.
Jul 05, 2007 07:33 AM #7
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