I’m very learyl/weary about ‘coaching’ these days. Particularly, real estate coaching, whether it’s coming from a brokerage, or if you’re paying somebody to tell you what you must/should do.
I’ve been around for a lot of years (as my hair started showing me when I was under 40). Now it’s white!
So many coaches are telling us (in their online introduction): “You got this!” “Let’s do this!” who’s the ‘Let's in do this? “We’ve got you covered!” What, with my dog’s blanket?
I do believe that the elders among us have a lot to teach us. It’s called ‘life experiences.’
The real estate biz is changing very quickly. Real estate companies are buying out or selling/merging themselves with other companies. Folks are telling us that they have the best of the best. What was once a power player, isn’t anymore.
‘Doing’ real estate demands some intensive listening. I ask more questions than I give answers. Often the questions will lead to ‘in-depth’ answers.
When I first became a real estate agent, we went out ‘door-knocking,’ We made cold calls. ‘We were new kids on the block, up against well-established companies.
The fact is that real estate is about people. And if we stop and listen to the people, we’ll find out more about them: their lives, their goals, why they do certain things, maybe why they don’t do certain things. It will always be about ‘people.’
Folks are making the transition between one place/home to another, retiring, taking up real estate as a second or third career. It’s more stressful now than ever! Is it fun…not always…but it can be rewarding…and I mean more than money?
It can be frustrating. But being part of somebody’s life, even temporarily, can be an eye-opener and even a life-changer.
AC (active contingent on selling another property)
PCH (price change)
PSB (pending sale, want backups)
BOM (back on market – fell out of escrow)
REO (real estate owned by the lender, i.e. foreclosure)
DOM (days on market)
Active listings this week…36 including 2 PCH
DOM high 1539 low 2 avg 70 meds 16
Pending listings this week.…16
DOM 145 low 6 avg 26 meds 14
Sold listings this week.…14
DOM 14 low 24 avg 13 meds 13
Be well, be safe, and have some fun…with your mask on!
I arrived in Alameda in 1973, as a new bride...with husband Carl Schumacher, both of us from Newport Beach. He was embarking on his career as a Naval Architect (i.e. yacht designer) under Gary Mull. Please see the 'ABOUT ME' page on this website! www.MarilynSchumacher.com to see how it has all turned out! I'm so blessed! View all posts by Marilyn
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