Selling the Dream: A Podcast for Resort & 2nd Home Real Estate Agents

Selling the Dream: A Podcast for Resort & 2nd Home Real Estate Agents

Ep. 202: How to Take Advantage of Missed Opportunities

August 04, 2020

What have you learned from this pandemic?

All over, we’re redefining our jobs, and what it means to be a real estate agent.

Many of us are still working constantly, grinding away to be the number one producer, the number one agent.

I’m one of the worst of those: I’m driven, and constantly looking for ways to innovate and succeed!

Then COVID hit, and I found myself with some opportunities to take a break, and focus on being number one in some other areas, like being the number one dad to my daughter, and being the best husband to my spouse.

Instead of focusing on all the missed opportunities to be the top producer, I’d like to challenge you to take advantage of these missed opportunities!

I mean, after all, what does it matter if you’re the number one producer, but you don’t enjoy your life? Or if you don’t enjoy time with your partner and family?

This week on the Tip Tuesday episode of the Selling the Dream podcast, I’m here to challenge you to learn lessons from this pandemic! You may be driven, and you may be constantly pushing to be number one, but don’t forget that there are some areas where being number one matters so much more!

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Highlights of this episode:

  • Do you feel like you’re always grinding, looking for the next sale, taking time to constantly work on your business?

  • One thing I realized during this pandemic is that sometimes, you just need to stop!

  • If you don’t take time to focus on enjoying your life, spending time with your partner, or with your kids, then all the work that you’re constantly doing is a waste of time!

  • I love what I do and am highly-driven to do it! But I need to make the choice to spend time enjoying my life!

  • I want to be the number one agent, and number on producer, but more than that, I want to be the number one dad, and number one husband.

  • Don’t lose sight of that in the midst of the grind!

  • Join our 2nd Home Agents Facebook group and create connections! (link below)

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Everybody today on Tuesday Tip selling the dream? Sometimes you just gotta take advantage of missing an opportunity.


Welcome to Selling the Dream, a podcast created for and by second home and resort realtor from Tom Tezak. Each week my goal is to bring you a quick real estate tip, along with an info packed interview with an industry rock star. My mission is to bring this cutting edge market driving through sales and information about the latest technology. Thanks for tuning in. And remember, we're not selling real estate. We're selling. Hey, everybody, today and Tuesday is Chip.


Sometimes you just got to miss an opportunity. You know, I just.


We are always grinding, grinding grind and trying to get as much business as we can, trying to get everything done that we can, trying to sell, sell, sell.


And what I realized through the course of the pandemic is sometimes we just need to stop. We need to re energize. We need to enjoy our family. We need enjoy our partners. We need to enjoy our kids.


And if we don't focus on that, everything else is sort of a waste of time and energy. So I just want to share with you that every once in a while. Turn your phone off every once in a while. Say I'm not available. Every once in a while. Say. A honey. Hey, partner. Hey, kids, let's go out and have fun. Let's not be focused on. Oh, I got a Zillo call or oh, I got to take care of this thing.


You need to be planful. You may need to schedule it. But don't forget that we do all of this. Enjoy your life. And I get it, I am I'm sort of sadistic about it. I love real estate. I love what I do. But you know what? My kids and my wife are so much more important, and I need to keep that at the forefront. I forget that sometimes because I'm so driven to try to get the next deal.


But through the pandemic, what I've realized is it's been so much fun and so enjoyable to hang out with my kids and given an opportunity.


And this is where it all comes from. My daughter is 20 years old. I never really thought that I would have the opportunity to spend so much time with her like I have and I have embraced it and cherished it. She is a great, great kid, but she is OK. She went off to college and now said she was forced to come home and I just have had time to reflect on all of that, that that's what we do all of this for.


We we. I know no longer do I care about being the number one agent or the top producer. I mean, those things are important. I want to be the number one dad and the best husband. Those are the things that are really important. So, Paul, you guys out there that are busting your butts, you're trying to figure out how to make it work.


You're trying to be number one. I get it. Enjoy it. Do it. But you also need to recharge and re energize. You need to be number one. At home, before you can be number one in the real estate community. So remember, everybody, we are not just selling real estate. We are selling the dream. But don't forget about your own dreams and your own firm. Everybody, I'm so happy that you're with us today.


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