Jungle: A location marked by an intense competition and struggle for survival.
Life in the real estate jungle is a competitive one and continues to drive home Darwin's theory of "Survival of the Fittest" with ruthless abandon. Fewer sales and declining prices equate to shrinking survival dollars for real estate agents during the money drought of a slow market. Like hungry animals, some will migrate to new territory in search of survival, others will look for new "food" sources in their current locale. It's the law of the jungle: eat or be eaten.
The Internet offers an abundant hunting ground for real estate leads. I recently read only 5% of agents have a systematized approach for reaping the riches of the Internet jungle. It's a brave new world, but it is also immense and filled with thousands of ways to waste your marketing time and money. Promoters are filled with big promises and small deliveries. Gurus abound offering to enlighten you and show you the way. The truth is no one can show you the way. No one can spoon feed you success. It is up to you to find the platform and step to center stage.
If you're trying to hid under your broker's wing, or behind a lead generation system and wait for leads to fall into your lap maybe you'll get lucky, but having a Plan B is crucial. Success in real estate is no longer dependent upon the brokerage you are associated with; success is self-generated. So gear up and get out there. Find your own food. Feed your own. Drive your own business. Blogging is a smart move to secure your territory in the real estate jungle. It is a great way to showcase your listings and build your inventory of satisfied clients.
Waiting to be fed by floor leads, broker leads or purchased leads is so last century.
Norma Toering & Team RE/MAX Palos Verdes Realty
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