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A Tip For Sucess

July 15, 2009


I read this article today and it really struck a chord with me. When business is slow, I can make excuses for slowing down too. I learned from this article that when things slow down, I need to keep up a fast paced prospecting campaign. If I slow down along with the market, then it is only going to hurt my business even more.

Check it out:

More Biz in Tough Market: Success Secret #11

by Brian Hilliard

Want a quick tip for getting more business in today’s tough market? How about this thought: Successful people don’t stop themselves, whereas unsuccessful people do exactly that.

Allow me to explain.

I’m coaching an 8th grade boys basketball team here in Atlanta, GA, and one of the things I tell them all the time is the importance of moving around while they’re on the court, and not “defending themselves” by simply standing still and not getting open.

Because if you’ve ever watched basketball at the college or even professional level, what you see are 5 guys constantly moving around, constantly trying to get themselves or their teammates open so they can shoot the ball.

What you don’t see are a bunch of guys standing around hoping something good will come their way.

Yet in the world of real estate, where everyone is talking about the housing “slump” this, and the economy that, I can’t tell you how many Agents are doing just that – standing still when it comes to getting more business.

I’m talking about things like:

  • Not going to networking events because “it hasn’t worked before”
  • Not publishing an electronic newsletter because “it takes too much time”
  • Not asking for referrals on a consistent basis because “the market just isn’t there yet”
  • Not getting into the office as early as they used to because “nothing’s going on anyway”

All of these actions – or this case, inactions – take you out of the game. They put you on the “sidelines” and don’t give you or your business a chance to be successful.

This is why Realtors left and right are falling out of the business. Not because of the market, not because of the economy, but because they stopped trying and essentially took themselves out of the game.

So the question becomes: What are you doing on the proverbial basketball court of real estate? Are you hustling to get open and “score a basket” or are you standing around complaining about the market, and waiting for something good to happen?

If you’re like me and want to excel in the world of real estate, then I’d recommend you learn as much as you can, as fast as you can, about building your business – especially in a market as tough as this.

As a matter of fact, we have a free report on how to get more business in today’s tough market, which has some tips and tricks on getting more business in a market as tough as this. Just email (Subject: Today’s Tough Market), and we’ll be sure to send out our free report right away.

And in the meantime, stop standing on the sidelines and get in the game! Believe me, you’ll feel so much better when you.

Published: July 15, 2009