Are You Running Your Life With Pros or Amateurs?

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For a long time, I’ve been on a crusade against the status quo, or doing the same things everyone else does and acting average. That kind of mentality is something that’s pushed on us by our government, our education system, and the media. I’m uncomfortable with my life in the hands of amateurs. I’m a Realtor, and in my own industry the NAR lets anybody else be Realtors as long as they complete their 135 hours of real estate school.

I think that’s bogus. That’s my business philosophy as well as my life philosophy, but it’s recently collided with what’s happening in my personal life. My wife and I have five-week-old twins at home—a boy and a girl. One of them—our daughter—was born with a hemangioma, or a benign vascular tumor.

About one in every 300 babies are born with a hemangioma. Sometimes they can be small and inconsequential, and sometimes they can be large and aggressive. My daughter’s covers the entire left side of her face. When a hemangioma is on the face, it can grow both externally and internally. This means it might’ve affected her brain or other organs inside her body.

We’ve been through so much already, and there was no way I was going to leave her life in the hands of amateurs. We weren’t just going to leave her life in the hands of one doctor, either. We assembled a team of the world’s best specialists and made sure her life was in the hands of pros.

That’s how we live our lives on a very personal level, and that’s our business philosophy. In real estate, there are people trusting their real estate transaction to a single agent who has to wear 10 different hats and claims to be the best at all the numerous complex tasks that go into a home sale. That’s a lot of incongruencies.  

Who do you have in charge of your real estate transaction? Move outside of that scope and ask the same question: How are you handling your accounting? How about your legal work? How are you running your life? Are you running it with pros or amateurs? Take a moment to figure out who you are, how you’ve been functioning, and if what you’re being sold makes any sense. Can one person do the job of 10 specialists as effectively as pros can in each individualized role?

There’s a reason the saying “Jack of all trades, master of none” exists, and there’s a reason we have listing specialists, buyer specialists, transaction managers, marketing coordinators, etc. These are all different personalities that have their unique skill sets, and we make sure all of our clients benefit from the sum of those parts, which is much greater than the individual units.

If you have any questions, referrals, or you’re thinking about buying or selling a home, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d love to help.

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