By Jeremy Williams
You wouldn’t believe how many times I was asked who I wanted to win the Super Bowl last weekend. My response was the Houston Texans. With a look of confusion, one person said, “Yeah, do you not know that Houston Texans are not in the Super Bowl? In fact, they did not even make it to the playoffs.” I replied with a confident “yes” and went on my way leaving this person either in utter confusion or thinking I am absolutely crazy.
See, I chose to stick to my favorite team even when the Super Bowl spot light was not shining on them. Of course it would have been easy to turn away from my team, but if I went down that path, I would not have been true to myself. Being true to yourself is key in everyday life as a REALTOR®. Knowing what is right and choosing to do what is right will determine your success in this industry.
In our businesses, there are many opportunities to follow paths that go against what you know is true and right, and most of those are usually camouflaged with dollar signs. Avoid pitfalls or detours that may present themselves in disguise. We can read our clients, but our clients can also read us. They can tell if we are being true to ourselves, which depending on their assessment can lead to a relationship built on trust or one of those situations where the client disappears overnight.
So be true to yourself in all that you do. By remaining true to yourself in the manner you conduct your business as a REALTOR®, you will go far in this business and have great success.
(Yes, my loyalty remains with the Houston Texans, but last weekend I did allow myself to enjoy watching the Saints win the Vince Lombardi trophy!)
What are your thoughts on remaining true to yourself as a real estate professional?
Jeremy Williams of Keller Williams Realty NE in Kingwood, Texas specializes in the residential real estate market of Kingwood, Atascocita, and Humble, Texas. Visit his Web site at www.williams4yourhome.com.