As a golfer I can't tell you the number of gadgets I have purchased over the years to try to help me develop a reliable golf swing. I have to laugh when I see the movie "Tin Cup" and think about all the gadgets I have used over the years that in reality were a great topic for parties and nothing else.
A few years ago I purchased a book written by golf legend Tom Watson titled "Back to Basics". I can honestly tell you that by reading this book and applying the basic principals of golf I went on to play some of the best golf I have played.
When I think about the hundreds of thousands of dollars spent by golfers each year on the latest and greatest golf aid I shutter. There are basic principals to golf that applied 50 years ago and still apply today. Use those principals and golfers have a reasonable chance of playing respectable golf.
Real estate in my opinion is no different. I have seen Realtors hiring coaches, buying systems and leaving office A to join office B in an attempt to achieve success in this crazy business of Real Estate.
Real estate is basically the same today as it was 50 years ago with just more technology in the mix. People want to work with an agent they believe in and trust. They want to know they can trust us to do the things we say we are going to do. They want to know we will be honest and given them sound advice and care about them.
I can't tell you the number of clients that tell me they listed their home with a Realtor and either never or rarely heard from them. I can't tell you the number of Realtors that complain to me that when they have a co-op transaction they have to do all the work because the "other" Realtor won't do what she/he should be doing to take care of their end of the transaction.
There is no coach, system, or Broker that can create a passionate and driven real estate agent. This is a choice each of us make every day of our lives. Our word has value or it doesn't. We love what we do or we don't. We care about others or we don't.
It's as simple as "Getting Back to Basics"
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