Choke On It Or Gum It...Why Bite Off More Than You Can Chew??

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Managing Real Estate Broker with RE/MAX Executive Realty
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This morning I read a post by Conrad Allen titled “success is biting off more than you can chew…and then chewing it” and I thought I’d share my thoughts on this topic.  Most who bite off more than they can chew will “choke on it.”  I don’t think it’s reasonable to think that anyone is capable of biting off more than they can chew and doing it successfully.

Reaching a maximum level is realistic, and we each have that level.  We each know when we have reached that peak; the point where we feel we cannot accomplish another new task and do it properly. 

It’s at that point when we need to stop and make major changes to the way we do business.  We need to work smarter rather than harder.  Analyzing our day to day routine; improving our methods of marketing; and delegating basic duties to others to prevent us from wasting time on trivial matters. 

When one thinks about every task that we perform during the day, the only task that the agent must have full control over is the task of listing property.  Everything else can be done by a licensed or unlicensed assistant.

No one ever needs to bite off more than he/she can chew, if that person learns to work smarter.  Working smarter is not working harder.  It’s eliminating from your day tasks that others can do.  Learn to delegate, and you’ll make more money with much less effort. 

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Barbara Todaro
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Michael.... you are sooo right.... systems are essential and everyone needs to have a function so the agent can do what agents do to make money....list property!!!

Sue....yes, sometimes you do have to....

Gita....thanks....hope it was something nice and not how I screw up.... :(

July 10, 2012 06:54 AM
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Delegate carefully though. That 7 buck an hour assistant may cause more problems than they solve.

July 10, 2012 09:14 AM
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Hi Barbara.

Many times in the past I forwarded jobs to the others in the industry...

July 10, 2012 10:06 AM
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Doug....you get what you pay for....

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Joshua.... yes, referrals are a good way to keep things flowing....

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The Kuney-Todaro Team is the "#1 team in Franklin's #1 office." Our expertise is in marketing new construction and resale properties. New construction is our niche and we have sold 40 subdivisions in the area of Franklin MA.