Failure to plan is planning to fail. I am sure this is not the first time you have heard this phrase. I’ve definitely heard it hundreds of times, but I don’t think we pay enough attention and realize as realtors that we are setting ourselves up for failure. If we do not plan. And I want to share a story with you. I don’t like sharing negative stories about other agents because I don’t want to criticize. I will follow my friend Vincent’s great advice that if it’s good news, I’ll tell you their name, and if it’s bad news, I will let it be anonymous. I want to talk to you about an anonymous agent who called me a few weeks ago and had an immense amount of audacity to ask me to do something that would have put my license in jeopardy, all because they didn’t plan.
The agent even went so far as to try to make me feel bad for not being able to do what they asked. “Look, I really need your help. I would help you. ” And I thought to myself and I did kind of say, “How did you not plan on this?”
They weren’t really interested in hearing what I had to say, but I thought to myself, Wow, failure to plan is planning to fail. I looked up some things about this agent, and it wasn’t shocking to me that, as long as they’ve been a realtor, they have done only one transaction.
This is why I say, if you can answer your phone and have good communication, you are better than 90% of the realtors out there. I don’t know how it went with this agent and their client, but I can’t imagine it going well.
Join me to find out what really important thing that agent failed to plan.
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.