Do you have what it takes to be an uncommon real estate agent? No seriously, do you? SO many real estate agents are common because they just do what everyone else does. That’s why eighty percent of agents leave this business and only one percent are successful. Honestly, that makes me angry. Stop being okay with being okay! Today is the day my friend. I want to help you break out of the common herd mentality and start becoming an uncommon real estate agent.

Without a clear and predictable business plan you are going to drown

I’ve had the privilege of teaching numerous agents how to be uncommon and watched as they experienced a business breakthrough. The reason? I was able to help them get a clear plan for their business that implemented systems which created predictability. “But Neil, how could you possibly create predictability in real estate?” I can hear you asking that question all the way from Wisconsin. Of course, there are things in this business that are unpredictable. Inspections can cause delays and financing can fall short. I get it. I’m a real estate agent too after all. But there are ways of setting expectations and coaching your clients where even the craziest of situations can have a process. Stop figuring it out as you go along and let me help you become uncommon.

You are burning out because you don’t have boundaries?

If I’ve heard it once I’ve heard it a thousand times: “I will take time off when I can.” The only thing that promises is that you will almost NEVER have a day off. The reality is you NEED boundaries in your life. My line in the sand is that Sundays are for church, family, and that’s IT. If that sounds crazy to you it’s probably because you are operating out of fear and scarcity and not abundance. Stop assuming your clients will reject you for prioritizing family and rest. Almost none of them will! If anyone does, you probably don’t want to work with them anyway. In my experience, your clients will respect you for having boundaries and see you as the real deal because you are an uncommon real estate agent.

How you handle your taxes will tell you if you are an uncommon real estate agent

“Neil, EVERYONE is doing it.” I know. I did it for a long time too. I, like you, scrambled from April till June hoping my closings during those months would help me break even on my taxes. I don’t even want to think what would have happened if something fell through. You shouldn’t either! Start planning ahead for tax season by factoring your losses, expenses, and taxes into your actual profits. Use a monthly budget to pay for everything as you go and stop budgeting with guesses and prayers at the end of your fiscal year. That’s what common agents do. You want to be an uncommon real estate agent, right? Thought so.

Your success will only reach the level that your fear allows

The number one reason someone says no to my Bootcamp or coaching is the fear of success. I can’t tell you the number of real estate agents I’ve interviewed who tell me they are afraid to go to the next level because “It might actually work.” They are afraid that they won’t be able to handle the workload that success might bring or any potential failure after the fact. I have one thing to say to that: STOP. Stop letting fear define your future. Stop letting what might happen keep you from what should happen. No one sets out to be a common real estate agent, but so many let fear take them out from the beginning. That doesn’t have to be your story and I want to help you write your story. Let me show you how to conquer the fear of success and be an uncommon real estate agent.

Outline of this great episode

  • [1:10] Merril Hoge has me pumped!
  • [3:13] Top characteristics of a common real estate agent
  • [4:14] Don’t follow the herd and have a clear plan
  • [6:00] Systems will save your life
  • [9:32] Stop believing boundaries will hurt your business
  • [15:50] Start planning ahead for tax season
  • [19:30] Fear of success may be crippling you

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