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Real Estate Is A Bit Like A Game Of Poker

Real Estate Is A Bit Like A Game Of Poker

Easy to learn but hard to to master

 

It takes minutes to learn the rules but it takes a lifetime to master the game of poker. This is true of real estate and many other things in life.

Have you  watched a professional ice skater spinning, twirling and gliding across the ice with, seemingly, little effort?

 

Ice Skates

 

Have you watched an amateur skater trying  those same moves with great difficulty? 

It takes many years of practice, coaching and training before it looks easy.

 

Same with real estate.

Many past clients decide to take up this career after buying or selling their own home. It looked so easy and so profitable.

How many of these same people have made it in real estate? How many have made it through the first year? 

Making it look easy takes many years of experience, learning and working with a wide variety of transactions.

Some have sold the house they recently purchased.They blamed their lack of success on the poor market.

Real Estate takes time and effort to acquire. It takes dedication to see the dividends of loyal clients, repeat business and income that reflects all that hard work.

Easy To Learn Hard To Master

 

Real Estate Is A Bit Like A Game Of Poker

 

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Comment balloon 16 commentsMargaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 • December 02 2015 03:27PM

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Margaret- you are so right with this one. Taking the classes and passing the test are just the first steps in a very long journey.  It takes experience and time, it takes closings that went awry and closings that were saved... so much more to become a master.  Hey.... That's YOU!!!!!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) over 4 years ago

Kathy Streib Taking the test make you licensed. Becoming a master takes a lot more. You also make staging look so easy because you are such a pro!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 4 years ago

Margaret-Good analogy. I use sports enthusiasts as a similar analogy. Ever listen to an arm chair quarterback critique a professional or even college player? The good players make it look easy. Good points.

Posted by Wayne Johnson, San Antonio REALTOR, San Antonio Homes For Sale (Coldwell Banker D'Ann Harper REALTORS®) over 4 years ago

Wayne Johnson Another good analogy!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 4 years ago

Margaret,  So very well said.  Those who make it look easy are those who have mastered the art of real estate and continue to work at it daily.  We must keep that proverbial sword sharp.

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 4 years ago

So happy to hear that you've perfected your poker game Margaret.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) over 4 years ago

Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland So true.  You may laugh, but I don't know how to play poker, although I come from a card-playing family. 

I liken real estate to becoming a court reporter.  It takes four months to learn the theory but two years to get your speed up to 225 words per minute.  Not to mention legal and medical terminology and be able to apply them in the right situation. I had an attorney once ask a question at a depostion:  What happened after you had your coronary inclusion?

Posted by Elyse Berman, PA, Boca Raton FL (561) 716-7824 CRS, ABR, GRI,ePR (Best Connections Realty, Inc.) over 4 years ago

Good morning Margaret. And you continue to learn and master! Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) over 4 years ago

So many people think what we do is easy. You just sit around, show a few houses and get rich. I'm flashing back to my real estate class. So many of the students there didn't have a clue about the business, and they all thought they were going to get rich quick. Not even half of my class (13 students) are still working in real estate. 

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 4 years ago

Debbie Laity  Real estate is not as easy as it looks. But it is not as hard as it looks when you know what you are doing! Thanks for stopping by.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 4 years ago

Hi Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland , This is a superb and accurate post. Those of us that have been in this career for longer than it takes to take the test, know that it is riddled with obstacles  and they are to be learned and retained as we chart the course that takes a lifetime to fully comprehend much less master. But is sure looks easy when accomplished like a pro. And you are that Master to be emulated.

Posted by William Johnson, Retired Real Estate Professional (Retired) over 4 years ago

William Johnson You are such a gentleman!

 I appreciate your comment, your call and your friendship.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 4 years ago

It's taken 30 years and I still train to be a master of my craft Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland 

Posted by DEANNA EARLY - - ( NMLS # 268590 ), Highest Ranked Mortgage Loan Originator Virginia (American National Bank & Trust) over 4 years ago

DEANNA EARLY - ( NMLS #268590 ) Just a few years late thanking you for stopping by. Happy New Year!

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) about 2 years ago

Hi again Margaret. Glad you directed my attention to this post. Yep, it takes time. I laugh at the things that used to upset me as a new agent. Now, the challenges are what keep me loving this career. A difficult transaction or sale, or certain people, are puzzles to be solved. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) over 1 year ago

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD You are so right. 'The challenges are what keep me loving this career!'

 

Working out the problems is fun and we are good at it.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 1 year ago

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