How Good Are You At Turning Things Upside Down?

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

Bikes In A RowIn thriving in these chaotic times in real estate there is a good question to ask yourself,

How Good Are You At Turning Things Upside Down?

Some are naturally good at stirring the pot and coming up with fresh ideas. Others of us live in very consistent and structured worlds.

But creative thinking and brain storming and fresh ideas and looking at the world in a different way can possibly make things better or solve problems more optimally or get you where you want to go faster.

Practice in your mind using your imagination and thinking of something or a situation COMPLETELY DIFFERENT than the way you originally thought of it. It is what brought us the airplane, the personal computer, man on the moon, and even ways to park your bike at the beach. It's not that hard actually and is rather fun if you think about it.

What does this have to do with real estate or life in general? Solutions are truly out there for many problems, some solutions vastly better than others. But you have to work at it sometimes or even assist the help of others. When you find the cool best solution it is very rewarding and like a feather in your cap. Then you're off on your bicycle to tackle the next problem, with flair, gusto, and confidence. Then help others to show them there's more than just bicycles out there but bicycle makers who know how to put wings on those babies and make them fly.

 

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Chris Ann Cleland
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Gary:  I have one specific solution I came up with that saved a transaction a few years ago that was really out of the box, but got the deal back on track.  I often look back at it and wonder how in the heck I came up with it. 

July 12, 2009 10:55 AM
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Gary Woltal
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Thanks everyone for adding so many comments to this topic. I had to actually get some work in after I wrote this one and came back to read who had commented and was amazed at such great thoughts which I very much appreciate. Looks like we have "a lot" of out of box thinkers here in this forum. Of course, I already knew that since the cream of the crop people all hang out on Active Rain. I enjoy very much hearing your own stories in this area!

July 12, 2009 11:00 AM
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Joe Pryor
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Redbud Realty

All the marketing tools in the worldwill not functionfor us without imagination. We need the ideas first, then the positive visualization, then the tools. 

July 12, 2009 03:17 PM
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William James Walton Sr.
Greater Waterbury Real Estate
WEICHERT, REALTORS® - Briotti Group

This is a reminder for me to stay out of the box and to never go back in, in so many different ways. You always seem to know just what to say and when to say it. Good post!

July 12, 2009 06:44 PM
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Ron & Alexandra Seigel
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Dear Gary

Wonderful post and a salute to everyone who wants to mix it up.  It is actually fun to throw all one's notions out of the window and begin again.  All one has to do is change their mind, that applies to everything in life!  If many would get off their fixed ideas, there would be a veritable deluge of creativity!  I look forward to it.

Thanks for being a wonderful instigator!

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