Show You’re Not Just After a Commission

November 7, 2017

Though every real estate professional needs business acumen, sales skills, and market savvy to be successful, a well-rounded practitioner also shows deep humility, gratitude, and care for their fellow neighbors. While much of last week’s REALTORS® Conference & Expo in Chicago was focused on ways to capture more clients and make more money, there were also inspirational sessions intended to tap into personal strength and a spirit of servitude. These motivational moments will help you remember what this business is really about: celebrating the lives that make up your community.

From left, 2017 Good Neighbors Sal Dimiceli, Louise McLean, Howard Hanna, Kay Wilson-Bolton, and Bryson Garbett told their stories of extraordinary community service during a gala at the REALTORS® Conference & Expo on Saturday night.

5 Ways to Be a Better Neighbor

REALTOR® Magazine’s 2017 Good Neighbor Award winners may go further than most to make a brighter, happier future for their communities, but you don’t have to be a philanthropic leader to emulate their generosity where you live. These five extraordinary REALTORS® imparted simple lessons anyone can use to improve the lives of people around them.

Phelps Opens Up About Goal-Setting, Mental Health

In an interview with 2018 NAR President Elizabeth Mendenhall during the General Session, Michael Phelps, the most decorated Olympian of all time, talked about overcoming his struggles with drugs and depression. So what can real estate professionals take from his experience? “At the end of the day, you’re the only person who’s holding you back,” he said, adding that you must take responsibility for both the wins and losses in your business and life.

Buffini: ‘Immigrant Edge’ in Real Estate Pros’ DNA

Everyone has someone in their ancestry who risked everything to leave their country of origin in search of greater possibilities, according to real estate coach Brian Buffini, and that strength of character is built into future generations. Here are seven traits that prove you have the same fortitude and desire for boundless success as those who came before you.

The Power of Women Homeowners

As the number of female homeowners increases, they pave the path for future generations of women to continue buying their own properties. Desiree Patno, founder and CEO of the National Association of Women in Real Estate Businesses, highlighted the impact this will have on the housing market—and society—going forward.

More Than a Subway Employee

Staff Sgt. Sal Giunta recalls his journey from being an 18-year-old Subway employee to a service member earning the highest award available to members of the U.S. military. Here’s what he had to say about striving to be more than what you are today.

—REALTOR® Magazine