I have read some posts lately where the author gave a list of reasons why clients would want to choose a new Realtor over a veteran and all the reasons given were great reasons. I have also read some posts that gave several reasons why "seasoned" Realtors were a good choice and many of the reasons given were great reasons as well. I am not criticizing these authors because they all believed in what they wrote. I choose not to mention names but do want to say that all the authors left out one constant ingredient in all super successful people.
Tiger Woods has it....
Michael Jordan had it....
Luciano Pavarotti has it....
Madonna has it...
My Father had it.....
I mention my Father because he came to Idaho from Wyoming in the 50's with a 5th grade education and was technically illiterate. In his life time he became a successful farmer and farmed 1,000 acres at one time. He self taught himself to use a cutting torch, welder and built trailers and truck beds that people marveled at. He overhauled his own tractor engines and built machinery. Tell him he couldn't do something and "just watch him". Those that bet against my dad during his life time were mighty embarrassed. He was told many times he couldn't do something and proved his critics wrong every time. You could see the passion in my Father's eyes.
"Passion" is the driving force in every successful person. They can't wait to get up in the morning and get to their destination whatever it may be. My Father could not wait to get up in the morning and get to his destination he loved so much. This is true with any successful person.
I don't care if a Realtor is 6 months in the business or 35 years in the business. If the Realtor with 35 years in the business has twice the "Passion" as the Rookie Realtor, I wouldn't bet against him/her! Try telling Ralph Roberts who is now 30+ years in the business that a rookie is taking over his territory. I wouldn't want to be that rookie! I don't know of a Realtor with more passion than Ralph Roberts. I have been told that one feels electricity when you are around him. By the same token a rookie Realtor can come into the business with a vengeance which I think is awesome.
Passion can overcome a lot of weaknesses as my Father proved. RALPH ROBERTS writes in his book "Walk like a Giant, Sell Like a Madman" that he first hired an assistant because he himself was illiterate. He first hired the assistant to write legible notes that went to other Realtors in the office when he was on floor. Ralph became one of the top selling Realtors in the history of real estate in this country. All the education and skills known to mankind are nothing without "Passion".
All the reasons can be given why this group of people may be greater than that group of people but give me the group with a deep "Passion" for what they believe in and I will hire them hands down.
I want them on my team!
Posted By: George Tallabas - Boise Idaho Real Estate Agent- Associate Broker
with RE/MAX Advantage, Canyon Counties #1 Brokerage in sales and listings
specializing in Boise Idaho Real Estate and Southwest Idaho Real Estate.
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