300: Rising Tides Lift All Ships

Real Estate Survival Guide
Real Estate Survival Guide
300: Rising Tides Lift All Ships


On today’s episode, we’re going to talk about how rising tides lift all boats. This week while in a real estate group, I saw a post that asked why there are agents out there asking questions of other agents in their market. The person commented that they would never help their competition. If you know me, then you know that this is the opposite of everything I stand for. Of course, my response was that this is the absolute worst mentality to have—that they were hoarding information and being selfish instead of helpful. I was a bit nicer than that, but I basically said that they weren’t getting it right. We’re supposed to be encouraging, helpful, and care about each other. The comments I received on my response varied—some agreed with me, and others thought I was nuts. A rising tide lifts all boats. There’s plenty of real estate business to go around—I don’t need to fight other Realtors to have success. It’s ok to help others, and if they get a deal over me because of information I gave them, good for them. I have never once lost a deal to a close friend, or someone I coach or mentor. Will it happen? Absolutely, but I really think it’s more important that we care about and help each other. Another one of my favorite phrases is collaboration over competition. This is exactly why I do everything I do, and it makes me sad that some people don’t feel this way. When you’re kind, gracious, and helpful toward someone, it’s going to come back to you—but that’s not why you do it. You do it because it’s the right thing to do. I help Realtors all the time in the membership. Some of those members are from Lancaster County. I believe that if I’m doing my job, I’ll be just fine and have plenty of success and I don’t have to worry about helping out my competition. We have to do better as a community to help each other and be less selfish. The more people I help, the more I’ve seen my business grow from the real estate side to the coaching, membership, and mastermind. I hope you’ll think about this and remember that a rising tide lifts all ships. Don’t be that person who made the post. Don’t be one of the people who is unwilling to help another Realtor. Thanks for listening. I’ll talk to you on our next episode.


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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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