Like in any other business, real estate can often be challenging and discouraging. It’s okay to occasionally lick your wounds and feel sorry for yourself, but don’t give up — there are ways of staying positive, inspired, and on your way to future success.

What helps: bonding with other agents, and learning new tips, tricks and strategies that help get you back on the horse and back in the race. While conversing with fellow agents, it may teach you something that could change the course of your own career.

A good way to start: listen to the wise words of some of the most successful players in the real estate industry. Sometimes hearing other perspectives can help change yours.

Start here; there are plenty more words of wisdom that you can find in your day-to-day dealings and seeking out agents you admire:

“Buyers decide in the first eight seconds of seeing a home if they’re interested in buying it. Get out of your car, walk in their shoes and see what they see within the first eight seconds.”
-Barbara Corcoran, founder of The Corcoran Group and co-star of TV’s Shark Tank

“Look at market fluctuations as your friend rather than your enemy; profit from folly rather than participate in it.”
Warren Buffett, CEO of Berkshire Hathaway

“Success is actually a short race – a sprint fueled by discipline just long enough for habit to kick in and take over.”
– Gary Keller, Co-founder of Keller Williams

“In the real estate business, you learn more about people, and you learn more about community issues, you learn more about life, you learn more about the impact of government, probably than any other profession that I know of.”
Johnny Isakson, U.S. Senator with over 40 years experience in the real estate industry.

“Not only do you have to have content in your digital and inbound real estate marketing strategies, but content that gets an LOL, gets read, noticed, shared, clicked, and commented on is how YOU make a human connection in today’s noisy, multi-device world.”
– Laura Monroe, real estate brand/marketing strategist

“As with any business, the name of the game is relationships. The difference is what you sell. People want to work with people they know, like and trust. Be human and solve their problems.”
– Lisa Archer, Chief Opportunity Officer at LiveLoveHomes

 “Expansion. Always, in all ways.”
– Ryan Serhant, realtor ® and TV personality

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