Golf And Real Estate Are A Lot Alike

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Real Estate Sales Representative with Realty Executive Midwest

Ruffled Feathers Golf Club

Driving home from a listing appointment the other day in Lemont’s Ruffled Feathers subdivision I got to thinking about how Real Estate is much like a game of golf . The professionals hone their craft every day whether it’s a golfer getting up early to hit buckets of balls or a Realtor being in the office early and learning what the Real Estate Market looks like that day because the markets are always moving.

A pro golfer has to know how to play in all types of different climates, hot, rainy, windy and sometimes very cold conditions.  A Realtor has to know how to sell in different markets whether it be the fast moving markets we experienced in 2003 for the distressed markets in 2009.

What golf club a pro chooses for an approach shot today may be different than what he chooses for the same shot tomorrow.  What marketing pieces I used last month may and often are different than what I will use this month.

A good golfer makes adjustments when need be and Realtors need to make adjustments as well. Whatever the adjustments are just be sure to get out there and start swinging, it’s a good life.

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Joe Kenny
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Don- I'm at a loss for words, thank you.  It's a good life.

May 14, 2012 08:28 PM
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May 14, 2012 09:06 PM
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Justin Dibbs
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Great analogy!  I had never thought of that but it makes perfect sense.

May 15, 2012 05:33 AM
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Bryan Robertson
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Well said.  It's the steady players who see all kinds of markets and have the experience to serve a client in any given circumstance.

May 15, 2012 08:42 AM
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Inna Ivchenko
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well, my golf coach PinHi tells: I don't believe in 'practice makes perfect'

He adds: 'Perfect practice makes perfect'.

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Yes, knowing what and when to adjust comes with experience, right?

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