For you to build a successful real estate office or team that attracts the right people who will, in turn, build your strong business, you need to see someone else’s strengths as a complement to your weaknesses. Look for people who have credibility where you don’t to build your nucleus.
We’re seeing a mass exodus of people from the 9 to 5 workaday world. In fact, according to a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, “There are now 9.44 million unincorporated self-employed workers—up over 500,000 since the start of the pandemic.” People want to be in charge of their own life. They want to get away from bureaucracy and spend more time with family. They want a fluid and flexible schedule. They want to do work that matters.
Recently we’ve witnessed a lot of disruptors disrupting themselves. A perfect example of this is Zillow’s announcement that it is ceasing its iBuying operations and reducing its workforce by 25% due to massive losses in that division. In my opinion, this confirms what many in the industry have been saying for years: automated valuation models are flawed.
In the pre-pandemic world when I would step out on stage to talk about leading with love, I’d notice some initial discomfort in the audience. They shifted in their seats or broke eye contact with me until I explained what I meant. Now with everything we’ve been through, people are craving better relationships with everyone in their life, including their leaders, and I don’t notice that awkwardness anymore.