A Realtor’s largest competitor, deal breaker & stressor is themselves!
I am not popular in stating the above, I am criticized and have been threatened by others to report me to our licensing board for disparaging remarks about Realtors.
Let me be clear and blunt; I can say this and prove it. I am a Realtor. I am the owner of a very small real estate brokerage in London Ontario; I am also the broker of record which means the buck stops with me, any success or failure starts and ends with me. I am 100% responsible.
My biggest competitor is me, any transactions that were not successful it would be easy to blame the buyer, the seller, the lawyer, the mortgage company, the economy, the weather, the Blue Jays had a losing season, it’s a long weekend or fill in the blanks here.__________________!
That 24 hours a day other person living in your head, do this, do that, continually talking and talking to you. If we had a friend like that we would lose them very quickly.
Being involved in hundred’s of transactions over the years, I have seen, heard and experienced the good and the bad, even the ugly.
So why am I still helping residential buyers and sellers, investors and other Realtors get what they want? I love the challenges and realize that not only am I my most significant competitor, but every person I come into contact with also have that second person inside them as well, their antagonizer! Spouting all the negatives, contradictions, positives and negatives every second.
So, am I perfect, do I have a 7 step program that will instantly change your life? No!
I know for me because I am a work in progress, I have the courage every morning to understand that I am the enemy. That frees me to eliminate ego quickly, that I must work harder, learn more, be more, see more, that any failure is a lesson and at the end of the day when I give 100% and have empathy, I have beaten my largest competitor!
That is called success. That is called freedom to excel!