It's Like A Sport......Are You Having Fun Yet???

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Managing Real Estate Broker with RE/MAX Executive Realty

Real estate, more than any other profession, is a sport.  It requires an ethical approach in participation as well as a set of rules by which to operate.  This sport has more competition than a baseball season has pitches. 

The skills and techniques for every aspect of our sport are continually being taught by a variety of promoters.  The methods of playing require the assistance of a coach or mentor.  Even the veteran players need coaching and mentoring.  Do we have drug enhanced participants?  Sometimes it seems like it!!!

Our pay scale could improve compared to the professional athlete, but we are at an advantage in that there is no cap on our age requirement.  The more seasoned the player, the better the results will be.  Our season is the longest....IT'S NEVER ENDING!!!

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Mike Henderson
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LOL.  At Gene's comments.  I like the NFL better than hockey.  There is holding on every play, the key is not to get caught.  I think poker is the best analogy.  You have your cards, they have theirs and the dealer is (banks, appraisal, inspectors.)

July 11, 2010 03:55 PM
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Kent Dills
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Barbara, the analogy to sports is a great one and I agree with Karen (#37) that if all agents would look at it this way it could take some of the edge off and make it more fun. 

July 11, 2010 07:42 PM
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Real Estate is a game.  It is exciting.  The players change every game.  Each client is not your opponent, but your team mates.  Like in a game, when you win, your job is done for that client and then you move onto the next game.  Some games are hard to win, because the rules change in before the game is over.  So you adjust your game plan to win.  Like in sports or even life, it is not how many times you get knocked down, its how many times you get up.

July 11, 2010 08:30 PM
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Woody Willis
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Great Post! I really enjoyed reading it. Woody

July 12, 2010 05:29 PM
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Sylvie Zolezzi
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Great post, I like the sport analogy and the team concept.  Just as athletes, we have to continue training and practicing.  We cannot rest on our laurels.  Talking about training, I attended the first Agent Reboot in San Francisco yesterday, it was great.   Ben Kinney of Active Rain did a great 4 hour training session in the afternoon, a little like RainCamp.  Fabulous.  I signed up for the new Active Rain Internet Marketing Designation, and I have a discount coupon for any of you who want to sign up as well.  I believe you get $200 off with the discount.  It is an 8 week program, can't wait to start.

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