The Hidden Gift of Failing as a Realtor

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The Gift of Failing as a RealtorSelling real estate is a fast moving business. And what a rollercoaster ride it can be; the highs are amazing, but the lows can be devastating.

We all have our low points in our careers and personal lives. However, most real estate agents try to avoid failure at all cost, and focus all of their efforts on achieving nothing but success.

However, just like accidents and taxes, failure is sometimes unavoidable.


It’s a Good Sign

Failure means that you are trying. And trying is nothing to be ashamed of. Sometimes, the only way to get a reward is to take a risk.

If you never try, you will never fail, but you will never succeed either. That is why realtors are some of the bravest professionals on the planet; they realize the risk of not having a steady stream of income, yet they still go out and try their best to sell properties.

Successful real estate agents make the most of their failures because they use those experiences to their advantage by learning from them.

No matter how many courses you take or how many seminars you attend, you cannot replicate the learning experience from your mistakes.


Each Step Brings You Closer To Success

Have you ever fallen short of a goal and felt like giving up?

Haven’t we all.

The truth is, when you give up, you completely take away any chance you have at success. That’s why it’s important to learn from each failure that occurs in your real estate career and keep going. Your next attempt could bring an avalanche of success your way.

Accomplishing something successfully (whether getting a new listing, finding a home for your buyer, etc.) may take a certain number of attempts, and failures, before you reach your goal. Don’t give up before you hit that number!


Dealing With Failure

There are some ways you can enhance your journey from failure to success. Use the following tips to your advantage to help turn your mistakes into achievements.

Own Up To It

Be quick to recognize your failure. Don’t keep heading down the wrong road because of your ego. Your ego is your biggest opponent in this matter, lose it! Remember that this is a great opportunity to learn something new, so be grateful and embrace it.

Don’t Dwell On It

I know it’s hard to face your failures. You may need some time to process it all. But the sooner you move on, the sooner you can be on your way to success again. The more time you spend dwelling over what happened, the more time you take away from you moving forward towards your goals.

Plan Your Next Shot

Shift your thinking from the problem to the solution. Use what you learned from the experience to your advantage and come up with a better approach to the issue. No one has achieved great things on their first try; practice makes perfect.


Remember that success is built on failure and frustration. If it were easy, every agent would be a top producer. I’ll end with the following quote from basketball legend Michael Jordan about failure:

“I have missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I have lost almost 300 games. On 26 occasions I have been entrusted to take the game winning shot, and I missed. I have failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” – Michael Jordan


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