On todayâs episode, I talk about how assumptions hold you back. One thing Iâve really learned since launching the membership community and having great conversations with people is to just embrace the conversation. Be willing to talk to people about what you’re doing and to not make assumptions. Sometimes I get good or bad âvibesâ before I even get on the phone or Zoom callâI find I have this tendency to make a lot of assumptions, and I’ve been learning that assumptions are really holding me back in my business. For example, there was a Realtor I got on a call with who was interested in me moving my business. Once I told them I wasnât interested in moving, they let it go, but I made assumptions that every time they reached out to me to check in that they were actually trying to get me to move my business. I would often ignore messages and not get back to them because I thought they were pretending to be interested in me to get me to move.
Then I had multiple conversations with the agent where I realized that maybe I had gotten it all wrong. Maybe they’d be happy for me to move my business to their brokerage, but really, they just cared about me.
Now this person is honestly one of my favorite Realtors that I’m in contact with. We chat about sports, the market, our families, and we’ve created a bond and a friendship.
My encouragement to you is to make fewer assumptions. Just stop thinking that everyone’s out to get you all the time. Believe that people genuinely want to build relationships with you and get to know you.
I want you to think about where assumptions are holding you back. Where are you assuming people’s intentâassuming the worst about peopleâassuming that you know all the things there are to know about a situation? Where are you assuming when you should just be asking questions and be willing to build relationships with people? I hope that you can think about this in your real estate business.
Podcast edited by Kenny Carfagno.
Show notes and blog posts are created by Jennifer Harshman and RealtorEmails.
John Schuchman is a licensed REALTORÂ® 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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