Uncategorized June 10, 2010

How do you get back to the basics when the basics have changed?

Recently I attended the Windermere Owners Retreat in Suncadia Washington. This is where 100+ Windermere Owners got together for 3 days to talk about where this business of Real Estate is going and how we are going to adapt?

We had a key note speaker with us by the name of Michael Staver.

He had a lot of great things to say but the one thing that really stuck out in my mind was the idea that as brokers today we seem to want to keep doing things the same way we always have and not step out of the box. The way he described it was like this.

Everyone is saying we just need to get back to basics and work harder. Well that is great but guess what folks? The basics have changed. The basics are different today. This is still very much a relationship business but how we build relationships have really changed. We always say we want to change but then we don’t.

I read this blog article the other day and it rings true, you have to love what you do.

Many time we fail not because we aren’t working hard enough but we just don’t love what we do. Michael Staver talked about the idea that if you really wanted to do something you would, but many times we get caught up in the excuses about how we can’t do something rather than how we are going to move forward. If you find yourself in this situation then take a min and ask yourself, is what your doing today something your passionate about? If the answer is no then maybe it’s time for a change.