I’m very learyl/weary about ‘coaching’ these days. Particurlarly, real estate coaching, whether it’s coming from a brokerage, or if you’re paying somebody to tell you what you must/should do.
I’ve been around for a lot of years (as my hair started showing me when I was under 40). Now it’s white!
So many coaches are telling us (in their online introduction):“You got this!” “Let’s do this!” who’s the ‘Let’s’ in do this? “We’ve got you covered!” What, with my dog’s blanket?
I do believe that the elders among us have a lot to teach us. It’s called ‘life experiences.’
The real estate biz is changing very quickly. Real estate companies are buying out or selling/merging themselves to other companies. Folks are telling us that they have the best of the best. What was once a power player, isn’t anymore.
‘Doing’ real estate demands some intensive listening. I ask more questions than I give answers. Often the questions will lead to ‘in-depth’ answers.
When I first became a real estate agent, we went out ‘door knocking,’ We made cold calls. ‘We’ were new kids on the block, up against well- established companies.
The fact is that real estate is about people. And if we stop and listen to the people, we’ll find out more about them: their lives, their goals, why they do certain things, maybe why they don’t do certain things. It will always be about ‘people.’
Folks are making the transition between one place/home to another, retiring, taking up real estate as a second or third career. It’s more stressful now, than ever! Is it fun…not always…but it can be rewarding…and I mean more than money.
It can be frustrating. But being part of somebody’s life, even temporarily, can be an eye-opener and even a life-changer.
AC (active contingent on selling another property)
PCH (price change)
PSB (pending sale, want backups)
BOM (back on market – fell out of escrow)
REO (real estate owned by the lender, i.e. foreclosure)
DOM (days on market)
Active listings this week…36 including 2 PCH
DOM high 1539 low 2 avg 70 med 16
DOM 145 low 6 avg 26 med 14
DOM 14 low 24 avg 13 med 13
Be well, be safe, and have some fun…with your mask on!