Sporting words and wisdom for real estate

There are some days when we all need a little encouragement or to hear some words of wisdom. Great advice can be applicable to both your personal and professional life, and although some people may think I am crazy, I think there are many instances of words of wisdom and philosophy that most certainly apply to real estate.


I was reading some of the musings of Yogi Berra, who is considered by many to be a great philosopher in his unique way, and some of his thoughts definitely translate to the real estate industry. I think the major reason for this is because Yogi was such a team player, and as I’ve blogged about before, real estate is always about more than one person.


One of Yogi Berra’s most famous quotes (along with “It ain’t over until it’s over” – also very apt for real estate!) is “nobody did nothin’ to nobody”. This line was the great sportsman’s response to a bit of a kafuffle that took place at the Copacabana in 1957 where he stood up for this team mates who had confronter an inebriated heckler. His commitment and loyalty to his team is exactly the philosophy that real estate agents also need to employ to ensure ongoing success.


When becoming a real estate agent and joining a network of professionals like CENTURY 21, or any other agency, a certain level of commitment is required. You need to commit to yourself, and to the team you are joining. Although there may be vastly different individuals in a workplace, they all need to work together for the good of the team. In regards to joining an international team like that at CENTURY 21, that commitment also means learning the system, supporting the brand, participating in national and international events and meetings, and adopting the team’s systems, its philosophy and its work ethic.


These are important aspects of the real estate business, and being a team player and a valued part of team can take your professional "game" to the next level. 

And in closing I think one of Yogi’s other quotes is particularly relevant for those of us in the real estate industry - "The game is supposed to be fun. If you have a bad day, don't worry about it. You can't expect to get a hit every game."

Posted by Charles Tarbey on 29/07/2009 at 12:51 PM | Categories:


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