Last week I posted an article to Facebook and Twitter called “How to Shed Average and Become Exceptional” by Tracey Velt – being newly self-employed and determined to be successful, it struck a chord with me.
It exhorts the real estate professional to be the best s/he can be; but the universal truths listed in the article can and should be applied to every aspect of life.
- Be an expert– throw yourself into what you do, never stop learning about it, be a resource to others, fuel your passion and make it infectious
- Get a mentor– no one’s an island – we can all learn from one another, and for those seasoned within their field of expertise: share your wisdom, empower the next generation
- You’re in good company– Engage yourself with people who will promote, teach and support one another in successes. Iron sharpens iron.
Interestingly, I met with new and old friends yesterday, one of which was a veteran real estate expert, and in our conversation, these very same truths came up. He hadn’t read the article, but did say the truths are universal and the cornerstone recipes for success in any business. He shared his experiences, and said the 3 core values that have kept him in business and grown his success have been to:
- Always be honest
- Always follow up
- Always follow through
It couldn’t be better said.
In taking these to heart and applying these to my real estate business, let me know how I can help you succeed in your next home purchase or sale.