TIPS ON ACHIEVING EXCELLENCE IN REAL ESTATE
From: Aytan A. Dove, CCIM
PASSPORT TO EXCELLENCE
Here are some “idioms” "צירוף מלים" about knowledge and success. (Sources: Multiple – Internet).
• Knowledge is Power. Francis Bacon
• People often avoid making decisions out of fear of making a mistake. Actually, the failure to make decisions is one of life's biggest mistakes. – Rabbi Noah Weinberg.
• An intelligent mind will seek knowledge. Proverbs (Mishle) 15:14
• When the pupil is ready, the teacher will come. Chinese Proverb
• Beware of false knowledge; it is more dangerous than ignorance. George Bernard Shaw
• Others can stop you temporarily -- you are the only one who can do it permanently. Zig Ziglar
• Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do. John Wooden
The term “realtor” is applied in this article as a general description of all real estate licensed individuals, worldwide.
For many in the field of real estate, licensure when required is the minimum and only permit they need to carry out real estate practices in their locality. Generally, worldwide: “Real estate licenses, authorizations issued by state governments, give agents and brokers the legal ability to represent a home seller or buyer in the process of buying or selling real estate. Real estate agents and real estate brokers are required to be licensed when conducting real estate transactions in the United States and many other countries”.
Available data indicates that throughout the world approximately 118-countries require real estate agents/brokers to have licensure.
By definition, “license” means: permit, authorization.
In most cases, it does not denote “professionalism” or “expertise”. Gaining the status of a professional or expert, almost in any field of endeavor, demands time-earned experience, reputation enhancement, training and education.
In my view, the “passport to excellence” in real estate is meaningful, relevant, good and applicable continuous education.
These educational opportunities can be achieved through institutional course programs, on-line course study, webinars, individual and group seminars, individual coaching and mentoring, and many other systems of educational offerings.
Depending on a realtor’s interest, preference of occupation category and niche development, the available passports to excellence are dynamic and easily accessible from all over the world. The list of available professional skill development and true expertise attainment in every aspect of the real estate industry is limitless with the use of the world-wide-web and many other public and private sources.
“Knowledge is Power”! For any real estate practitioner the desire to excel to a level of recognized professionalism, as compared to remaining within the status-quo of merely performing “match-making” service, there is within each of us an introspective commitment to seek and gain quality, dependable, authoritative, relevant and satisfying greater knowledge and skills.
Sun Tzu was a Chinese general, military strategist, and philosopher who lived in ancient China is credited with saying: “The more we sweat in peace, the less we bleed in war”.
As applied to business and the real estate industry, this statement may be applicable to mean that: The better you are skilled, educated and knowledgeable, your experiences of transaction disasters and just plain stress is usually dynamically diminished.
Historically, favorable and unfavorable financial conditions that affect real estate activity are cyclical. In additional to local and national economic influences, regional/world economic conditions also affect the local real estate environment.
Therefore, the existing positive real estate environment is exposed to changes (foreseen and unforeseen) that may dramatically cause unintended consequences.
Further perfecting your existing skills on how to anticipate these outside influences and their potential effect on your real estate activity is your direct responsibility, as a realtor striving to be successful and dependable. In the Israeli real estate environment, in addition to the in-office training available, there are some schools in various municipalities affording certain type of courses and business coaching services. Individual coaching and skill sharpening is what the The Israel Center for Excellence in Real Estate provides.
I can show, guide and inspire you to sharpen your skills and expand your level of knowledge and expertise. I customize the coaching and mentoring programs to the individual interests and needs of the very new real estate licensees to the most experienced. For details as to my qualifications and methodology, please visit the other pages of my website.
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"Successful People Do Those That Unsuccessful People Think Is A Waste Of Time To Do"
(Attributed to Pastor Robert H. Shuller)