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#GrindMode: No Matter Where

I really feel that this is the number one opportunity and mentality in your real estate career.  The fact you can grow and work your Realtor career from anywhere, no matter the market you work, is an amazing opportunity.  I actually got in this business originally because I could foresee that technology was going to allow for some amazing things when it came to the flexibility and ability to help people reduce the stress of the real estate transaction.  Yes, you read that right.  I believe that one of the reason i chose to get into the real estate business over 16 years ago was because I knew that this business could be ran and grown from anywhere i chose to be.  Smartphone technology, mobile and internet tech, paperless transactions, video tours and VR.  It was all on the horizon, which is an amazing to look back and see how far we have come.

The non-need for a “brick & mortar” office is amazing.  And it is practical in your business financial lay out.  The progression of paperless transactions has made documentation much more frictionless.  The advancement of mobile video quality has made showings from out of state easily a reality and normal way to view new listings.  So many things have happened over the last 2 decades to allow you asa  Realtor to work from anywhere.  Are you taking advantage?

The thing I have noticed is agents still clinging to traditional business practices of years past.  You could be growing your business faster and connect with a whole new generation of buyers and sellers that use these current technologies natively in there everyday life, that by deploying them normally in your business, it becomes more comfortable to work with you.  But to be able for others to be comfortable with the fact that you create less friction in the real estate buying and selling process, you have to first be comfortable yourself with using these.  Everything from app on your phone as a scanner, to e-signature programs, and Facetime video walk thru’s of property – practice practice practice.  Make sure you are a “user” daily of this kind of tech.

No matter whether you are brand new to real estate or a seasoned veteran, the ability to work no matter where is a key factor when building your business for the long term, while being able to enjoy life and family as well.  The balance you can obtain, and the ability to be able to serve your clients, and still have a fulfilling life is possible in this career because of the technology available to you (many times for free) within the real estate industry. – Career – Chris Ward BIC Page – Alexa