156: Avoid The Red Flags

Real Estate Survival Guide
Real Estate Survival Guide
156: Avoid The Red Flags


Avoid the Red Flags

This episode is about avoiding the red flags in your business. I wish I would have known this lesson two or three years ago as I started my real estate career.

Here are some red flags:

  • Clients that are not my avatar
  • Clients who are impossible to please
  • Agents who complain too much
  • Products or services that aren’t right for the business
  • A potential tenant who talks about partying too hard
  • Someone who needs to move in today

There have been plenty of times I didn’t avoid the red flags, and times I did:

  • An team applicant who did not fit
  • Some buyers who seemed impossible to please
  • Some sellers who were unethical
  • A few potential coaching clients who made too many excuses

Some buyers and sellers are not bad people; they’re just not a right fit for you. Refer them to another agent.


There are so many different opportunities. We don’t want to have shiny ball syndrome where we jump at every single one. I don’t want to do that in my business or with my podcast. I want to go for the best opportunities that really fit, and avoid the red flags.

Many reach out to me about advertising on the podcast. It must align with my brand and mission. I want it to fit and be something I’m passionate about. I don’t just say yes because they’re going to pay me.

That’s why I didn’t take any advertising for the first year plus in the podcast because I wanted to choose the advertising carefully.


Learn to spot and avoid red flags. The more you can learn to avoid the red flags, the more successful you can become.

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A huge thank you to Jennifer Harshman and Harshman services for sponsoring today’s podcast episode. Jennifer and the team at Harshman services do an amazing job of helping businesses grow and become more successful and organized by using blog posts, search engine optimization, and email marketing to reach your clients. I’m so thankful for how Jennifer and her team have helped me become more successful in my business. And if you’re a Realtor, you often get stressed and want to work smarter, not harder.

You need something that you can set and forget. So check out what Jennifer has built at RealtorEmails.com. She has an amazing offer and affordable tools to help you become more successful with no extra effort. I’m so thankful for the team at Harshman services for being a part of helping my business and for sponsoring the podcast.

John Schuchman is a licensed REALTOR® in Lancaster, PA with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty and a part of the Andrew Welk Group. The opinions shared on this show represent the opinions & values of John Schuchman and do not necessarily represent the opinions & values of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Homesale Realty. The opinions & ideas shared in this podcast do not guarantee or promise any results of success to the listener.

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