Lettings/Estate Agents – The fear of failure

People are having a hard time figuring out how to succeed in life .. and more important than life .. lettings and estate agency

Let me tell you what is paralysing people

People are scared to fail ..

I am 45 years old

.. I only have a maximum of 40 summers left in this world .. then I will die …

That is fact

You might be 35 .. but that means you only have 50 summers left

You might be 40 .. you only have 45 Summers left

.. that isnt many is it?

When I came to conclusion I only had 40 Summers left .. things changed

People worry about failing because they don’t want to look stupid

Stop worrying what other people will think of you  and start caring about the things that are important in life (family, friends, clients and people you care about)

Accept that you will fail at some things ..

I will fail ..

You will fail ..

Everyone will fail …

You have to get to the point where you say, this is what I’m going to do.

And if people don’t get it, that’s OK … one day they might

Think of Vincent van Gogh, people didn’t get him until he was dead

That’s life .. deal with it.you only live once .. so Just f****** do it

You only live once as my brother says .. so Just f****** do it ..and dont give a flying ‘f” what people think of you.

kindest

Christopher

 

For more thoughts on life and death and more important things in this world  .. like running a letting agency  … visit my Letting Agency Video Channel https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5Ei7gMsp3DW7pNDD5zsOUw

 

Christopher Watkin

I teach, guide, support, mentor, consult, counsel, partner many hundreds of UK Estate and Letting Agents in their quest to grow their estate and lettings agencies business. Old school techniques of touting, landlords wanted leaflets, ring us for a free valuation, we have sold this in your street leaflets don't work anymore. There are too many competitor agents .. meaning cheap fees are epidemic, overvaluing is almost a norm to get the stock and don’t even mention about the online/hybrid threat. So a few years ago, I set about looking around the UK and spotted that certain agents (not many mind you) in certain towns were still seen as the ‘go to person on property’, the person the newspaper editor rang up every week for a comment and I looked at what they did and they were doing some thing quite remarkable…. Only one thing but they were doing it so well .. and reaping the reward in terms of decent listings and decent fees, happy staff, decent sales pipeline and exchange income, managed lettings portfolios in the many hundreds .. but more importantly, they really enjoyed the job… they enjoyed getting up in the morning and people looked up to them Over 400 agents around the UK are on a mission to change the way our Estate and Lettings agency profession is perceived and looked upon, doing it town by town, city by city. I guide these 400 agents, teach them, mentor them and support them to be seen in a different light, to be seen as the ‘go to person for property’, actually be the ‘local property expert’ and prove it. Christopher Watkin 07950 147 572 christopher@christopherwatkin.co.uk

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