What Makes You "You"

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Real Estate Mortgage Broker with Primary Residential Mortgage, Inc.
Have you ever thought about the topic of this article?  I mean, REALLY thought about it?  What exactly is it that make you "YOU"?

I know, when it comes to real estate, you're the end-all, be-all for every one's needs.  You can move mountains to get a home sold, find a home that no one else can find, deliver service that no one else can even imagine.

I've heard it many times.  You can answer any real estate question that someone has...from how to market a home to what homes are selling for to where to get the best financing.

But when you ask the question, "What makes you "YOU"? you often get a blank stare, a stuttering, a searching for an answer look that tells me, "I really have no idea".  I hear things like, "I'm really good with people", "I really like working with people", "I bring a lot of energy to the table", "I know a lot about real estate", "I care about people".  Things that in the end doesn't amount to anything because it doesn't tell the client what you can do for them.

The question is then followed up with, "If you don't know what makes you "YOU", how are you going to let anyone else know?  Remember:  people don't care what you know until they know that you care!

I mean really care.  By showing them, not telling them.  Sales are fraught with people who talk a good game, but in the end come up short.  It's better to under promise and over deliver on your service than to build up their hopes for great things and then, although you did a good job, have them think that it was "Okay".  That doesn't do much for glowing referrals later.

Stop and think about what makes you "YOU".  How can you use this in your marketing efforts?  Knowing who and what you are will simplify your marketing efforts because it will allow you to be yourself and you will never have to worry about exceeding your own expectations to deliver service that is beyond your capabilities.

Look at others marketing efforts and decipher what you do differently to differentiate yourself from the competition.  Utilizing your best attributes to their fullest potential will have the prospect sold on using your services before you ever meet them.

As always, if you have any questions, please let me know.  I will be happy to assist you in any way that I am able.

Just thought you should know.

Have a profitable day!

Steven
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David Boone
A1A Mortgage, LLC
This post really made me stop and think. I find it so hard to get out of my comfort zone. thanks for the read!
May 27, 2007 01:43 PM
Rainer
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Paul Anyanwu
CRS, SFR, Broker-Salesperson, Sales West Orange,NJ
RE/MAX LLEWELLYN REALTORS
Great conversation, you have to know what makes you ,you the essence of who you are and what you stand for.
May 27, 2007 05:39 PM
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Christy Powers
Pooler, Savannah Real Estate Agent
Keller Williams Coastal Area Partners
I know my name, does that count? LOL! I don't think I know who I am completely yet. Great Post.
May 27, 2007 08:49 PM
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Esko Kiuru

Steven,

That's an important point. To be successful in our business, in any business really, be yourself. The way I see it is to fine-tune your assets for peak performance and work on the qualities that need help. But keep your personality intact.

May 27, 2007 10:48 PM
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Uzi Husain
Keller Williams Integrity First

cool post...my unique value proposition is.......let me get back to you :)

Cheers,
Uzi Husain
Arizona Realtor, serving Goodyear & The Phoenix metropolitan area

 

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