To succeed in this industry, you have to burn your boats. Let me tell you what that means.

In real estate, you don’t want to burn your bridges. However, you do want to burn your boats. 

Unfortunately, I know I’ve burned bridges before in my career. I want to win clients and do my best for them, but my approach has sometimes been a bit too short-sighted. In real estate, though we compete with fellow agents, we often need to collaborate as well. Albany is small—you’re going to be doing business with agents more than once, so you simply can’t burn bridges.

In 1519, Cortés invaded the island of Veracruz and burned his own army’s boats. They knew that they’d either win or die—there was no turning back. Real estate is the same way: You have to make a commitment.

“If you really want to find ultimate success in real estate, you need to commit to becoming a professional.”

There was a top RE/MAX agent who had a great business in contracting and carpentry, but he decided to become a real estate agent. He could have simply dabbled in the industry, relying primarily on his previous trade while he built his real estate business. Instead, he sold his tools, made a full commitment, and became a top agent. That’s exactly what you need to do in real estate.

I’m afraid of heights, but I still went skydiving. I was terrified, but when I finally jumped out of the plane, I had made a commitment that there was no turning back from. And after making that commitment, I was at peace. If you really want to find ultimate success in real estate, you need to commit to becoming a professional. We’re currently hiring, so if you’re ready to commit to your future in the industry, now’s your best chance to make it happen.

If you’re looking for a career in real estate with us, have any questions, or need further information, feel free to reach out to me. I look forward to hearing from you soon.