This blog series explores the ongoing transformation in real estate, with aspecial emphasis on the interplay between agents and technology. There’s been a lot of change already, but there’s much more to come.
Last week, while I was sitting at the warm airport in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, waiting to fly to Chicago to get on stage with the largest
It was a small but very well organized fundraising event, with over top 100 agents in South Florida donating $25,000 to fight cancer during one day.
We discussed with a few real estate office managers how they started their businesses and why we have chosen to work in the real estate industry.
We all got into the real estate business because our primary interest was to help people. The expectation of something in return was secondary. All the success, relationships, customers, and, finally, sales came as a result of giving first.
The discussions reminded
I didn’t know anyone and I could barely speak English when I came to the U.S. at the age of 19. I went to work on a fishing boat in Alaska to make my first U.S. dollars, but the greatest “return” from my experience in Alaska
People went out of their way to help me- when they simply didn’t have to. In fact, they knew I had nothing – no assets – to give in return.
One stop along the
She gave me a phone number of her ex-boyfriend (!) and suggested I call him once I get to UC Berkeley, I did call him and a few weeks later, I was sleeping at the Berkeley co-ops (although I ultimately attended and graduated from the University of Washington).
She and her
I remember clearly how such acts of people’s kindness have shaped my heart and my own personality. And some of my own “give-first” efforts ended up creating surprising outcomes.
One of my first clients was the result of helping a gentleman cut and move a tree that fell down after a storm.
Another example: After I started to volunteer with
And another story: When I made an introduction to a tech CEO, he later returned the favor by connecting me to the best investor my business could wish for.
I find the biggest blessing is to help people.
In business, it’s about helping our customers first, then helping employees, partners, investors, and, finally, helping yourself.
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