Everyone I knew as a kid had those training wheels. They gave us confidence and safety. Just as those first real estate sales training sessions did. Somewhere along the line, many of us forgot some of those skills.
Learning is what all of the greats – Charles Darwin, Mozart, Henry Ford – did in order to succeed. They all intimately understood that they would not succeed if they did not learn. It’s a simple, obvious fact, yet few do it.
Over the years my guitar has been heard on hundreds of records, radio jingles and TV and film soundtracks. I share this all to reflect on what 45 years of playing guitar has taught me as I relate to the world of real estate.
Organized real estate should be looking inwardly to find solutions for to substantially improve the quality of service and expertise of Realtors before spending resources encouraging consumers to use Realtor services that aren’t up to the public’s expected standards.
The Real Estate Council of Ontario (RECO) is planning a new real estate registration education program that will ensure the continuing success of the real estate profession. Under our proposal, aspiring salespeople would obtain a broad understanding of the real estate transaction before they enter the profession.
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