I am a passionate hockey fan. Even through the hot lazy days of summer I follow our national sport’s news for developments and changes to the upcoming season.
The 2010/2011 season has been very sad. Several players have lost their lives and even many more have not been able to play for long extended periods of time because of serious injuries to the head. The direct link to death and head injuries is still being investigated but one thing is for sure, they happened because of the reckless disregard for one another.
At this point you may be asking yourself, “what does hockey have to do with real estate?”
It’s about respect for one another within our profession. The hockey players have shown that unless they start respecting each other, lives are at risk. Its no different in real estate with livelihoods at stake.
In 23 years of practice, I worked very hard to maintain a reputation of a person and Realtor that got the job done but never on the back or at the expense of a colleague. I never put the “deal” ahead of my client’s best interest. I always wanted to be thought as a trustworthy and loyal team player. I always knew that ego is not part of the equation for success. Most importantly I knew that my other number #1 client was the other Realtor and people don’t forget how they are treated. This assisted me in getting more homes sold with more satisfied clients. It’s actually an art when everyone feels like they won and made real estate more fun.
As a Realtor, have you ever seen a name on a sign and thought “Oh no I have to deal with……..”. Be honest. I bet you’re smiling right now but hopefully you’re not thinking “am I like that??”
Why not choose a collaborative approach with the utmost respect for your fellow real estate professionals? Don’t ever lower your standards. Maintain your values and this way the client wins, the Realtors win and the image of our industry wins. Let’s all work together and stop the head shots
RE/MAX Ultimate Realty Inc., Brokerage