Are you in business by yourself or for yourself?

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty

Photo courtesy of cobrasoftThink about this for a moment, if you got in business for yourself, than you cannot really function as a successful agent in this business. Real Estate is about partnerships with buyers, sellers, other agents, inspectors, appraisers, mortgage brokers, title offers, and the many others that we encounter during a transaction.

So, if you want to succeed in this business for yourself, great. But remember you can't do it by yourself.

I would like to thank one of my past principle brokers for this advice, because it really did change how I looked at my business.



Todd Clark - broker
Kastings & Associates
Phone: (503)524-9494
Fax: (503)622-8739

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Rainer
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Fred Chamberlin
Oak Harbor/Whidbeynulls, #1 Experienced FHA Mortgage Consultant
Guild Mortgage Co - Oak Harbor WA

That is excellent advice Todd. Too often we deal with people that think this is an adversarial process instead of a symbiotic one.

January 21, 2009 12:16 PM
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Richard T. Dolbeare
R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist
Keller Williams Realty

Hi Todd,

Your advice is good advice.  I worked in a team environment for 35 years before my current career in real estate so it comes natural to me and has helped my business immensely.  But many that I observe don't think that way at all.

I saw your full background in the instant before your post loaded.  Wow, what a great waterfall and it looks similar to Kauai's Wailua Falls (from "da plane, da plane" TV fame).  I've been to Washington state but didn't see scenes like THAT!  Very pretty.

Aloha,  Richard

January 21, 2009 12:20 PM
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Laurie C. Bailey-Gates
ABR, SFR
Bean Group

Hi Todd,

 

Yes great point - The art of Real Estate in networking and gettting out there - connecting with others is important.

 

January 21, 2009 12:37 PM
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Tom Braatz
Waukesha County Realtor Real Estate agent,Waukesha
Re/Max Realty Center 262-377-1459

Todd

Great advice. Surrounding ourselves with successful people is always a great asset

Tom Braatz

January 21, 2009 01:01 PM
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DJ Swanepoel
Real Estate Wiki

Great reminder to us all Todd. Connecting with other people, learning how valuable they can be and how much they can help you is key in any industry.

January 21, 2009 05:45 PM
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Susan Manning
Realty Executives

Its a people to people business.  Definitely a good thought here!!  I just heard of a broker who does all his meetings by webinar.  I also heard he was losing half his office.  Is there a connection?

January 21, 2009 06:00 PM
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Don Rogers
Realtor, Broker, CDPE, GRI, OnullFallon MO & St Charles County MO homes
Keller Williams Realty Chesterfield

Todd,

This is some very good advice.  I have never quite heard it put this way but it sure makes a lot of sense.

January 22, 2009 05:28 AM
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Kathleen Lordbock
Keller Williams Realty Professionals
Broker/Short Sale & Staging Specialist

You are right - even those that we may not be as warm with have something to offer in the business. Everyone is unique.

January 22, 2009 10:25 PM
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Pederson Properties Inc.
HK Lane La Quinta & Prudential Maui Realtors

This is such a great post Todd! It is so important to work together - and although we all may catch the "if you want something done right, you better do it yourself" bug from time to time, this is a great reminder as to how important it is we work with each other. There's no i in team!! ;)

Pederson Properties,

www.PedersonPropertiesInc.com 

February 15, 2009 10:59 PM
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