Someone Else Will
There's two types of real estate agents: the ones who sell houses and the ones who don't. Real estate is a huge market all across the US, with over one million real estate agents across the country. Sure, there's probably enough to go around for everyone involved, but that's not the point. The point is, as an agent, your job is to sell houses, as many as you can. That's where the money is.
The housing market is booming right now, even during a pandemic. Interest rates are low, people are buying and selling like crazy. However, for an agent, that doesn't mean the market is a Golden Corral buffet, where once the meatloaf is gone another one is right behind it. As and agent you have to capitalize on whatever listing you get, or client you have, because you never know when another opportunity arises. And if you don't, someone else will.
This is your livelihood. If you don't sell that house, someone else will.
If you don't chase down that lead, someone else will.
If you don't put yourself out there and network, meet new people and make connections, someone else will.
In this industry you have to be hungry and capitilize on every opportunity that's thrown your way. Or... I think you know what I'm about to say next.
Someone else will.
Obviously this mantra I've typed out five times already, applies to life in general too. It's way more than a motivaitonal quote on your phone screen or at the top of this blog post. It's an attitude, a lifestyle and a choice.
So ask yourself if you've done everything you can to be successful in this business, and to be happy in life. If you're fishing in the lead pool, set the hook and reel that sucker in. If you're at an open house, walk up to that person in the corner and introduce yourself. If you're at Golden Corral, take that last peice of meatloaf. Because if you dont...
Someone else will.
You can probably tell I'm hungry, so I'm going to lunch. There's got to be a buffet around here.