226: Never Burn a Bridge

Real Estate Survival Guide
Real Estate Survival Guide
226: Never Burn a Bridge



On today’s episode. I talk to you about the relationships you create and how you should never burn a bridge. I shared with you guys how I was in a management training program at a bank. Today, I sat down with one of the people who supervised me there. They were a huge advocate for me and were shocked when I lost my job without cause because I was such a great worker for them.

Here’s why I’m telling you this. They were so impressed with what I’ve done with the podcast, what I’m doing with the membership community for Realtors, my real estate career, and how I’ve had success that they wanted to get together and chat about what I’m doing.

Relationships lead to sales.

When they reached out and said they’d like to get together, they also said they’ve been thinking about a house. Again, as Realtors, everything we do is all about creating relationships with people. We just treat them the right way, show them kindness and compassion, and genuinely care about the relationship. Sometimes we can be frustrated with a job, a client, or a situation where we could burn a bridge. My encouragement to you is to never burn a bridge.

The way they fired me without just cause created a bad situation. But I had to respond in a mature way even though I did not really feel like it. Because of that, I came across as much more mature, as someone who took the high road.

That former supervisor is now my client. I am helping them search for a home to buy. That would’ve never happened had I burnt that bridge, had I gone out kicking and screaming.

Build bridges, build business.

You want to be someone that builds relationships. You want to be someone who really is trying to build bridges. Build relationships, build connections with people rather than burning them. How you leave a job, homeschool groups, or anything else shows a lot about your character, your integrity. How you exit says a lot about you, and you don’t want to burn bridges. You want to build them and build relationships. So I hope you can think about this in your business. If you want to have more success, never burn a bridge.

Podcast edited by Kenny Carfagno.

Show notes and blog posts are created by Jennifer Harshman and RealtorEmails.

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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