It takes a team to win a Super Bowl. This weekend America will tune in and watch the two best football teams square off in the Super Bowl. Fans will be rooting for their team. Others will be watching for the commercials, and others just love a reason for a party. Super Bowl weekend is one of the biggest party gatherings of the year. There’s just something in it for everyone.
It Takes a Team to Win a Super Bowl
Winning a Super Bowl is a lot like a winning real estate transaction. All football teams start pre-season, endure a grueling season, and the most successful teams at end of year have a chance to compete for the grand prize. Sure, you can make some mistakes along the way. You don’t need a perfect record during the season, but you do once the playoffs start. One setback will end your season and its game over.
In real estate, the pre-season is interviewing and selecting agents if you’re a seller. Having the perfect agent doesn’t matter if your goal is to win some and lose some. If your goal is the grand prize, which is selling the home, then you can’t make mistakes during the playoffs.
If you’re a buyer, the pre-season is casually looking for homes on various online sites or visiting open houses just to see if anything catches your fancy. You’re not ready yet, and that’s OK.
But then something happens to buyers and sellers, and they decide now is the time to take that leap. Not the Lambeau leap, the real estate leap.
Have you ever noticed that certain football coaches tend to win more Super Bowl’s than others? In the last 15 years it tends to be the same coaches over and over. Have you also noticed most NFL coaches never win the Super Bowl and they get fired? It’s true. That’s because they can’t bring home the trophy. They might have a winning season, but lose in the playoffs when it matters. This get’s us back to the original goal.
Is your real estate goal to have fancy brochures and a high price so you can tell all your friends what your home is worth? Or is it to actually sell? Brochures are nice, and they don’t sell homes.
Systems Key to Victory
Hall of fame coaches have systems in place that work. Winning coaches exhibit the same common traits.
- Team of professionals coaching the players
- Evaluate talent at a high level
- Call the right plays when the situation demands it
- Make the tough calls. Calls other coaches are sometimes afraid to make
- Study their opponent
- Do their homework
- Work long hours
This is the difference between obtaining the goal and settling for just looking good. All coaches are not the same. Neither are real estate agents. The traits of a good coach listed above sound a lot like the traits of a great Realtor.
All Agents Are Not the Same
Agents do not advertise the same. Many don’t have the experience to get your home from pending to sold. Some agents never make it out of pre-season because they price the home wrong to begin with. Agents sometimes recommend taking the wrong offer, or not waiting for a better more qualified offer. These are all mistakes agents make that can cost a seller thousands. It can even cost you the sale. You might say these are rookie mistakes, but not always. These could be seasoned agents that are decent. They’re just not trained as well as a Super Bowl winning coach. They don’t have that level of experience.
Experience matters when hiring an agent, just like it does when hiring a coach. If you’re a NFL general manager and your owner wants to win it all next year do you hire a coach like Bill Belichick or Tom Coughlin, or do you pay less money for a less experienced coach? Remember, the big prize is the goal, and anything less is not acceptable.
The cost of losing exceeds the cost of winning. Losing can be life changing. So can winning. If you’re looking for experienced, world class Realtors who have been the Top agents in Lee County many times, you should call the Ellis Team at Keller Williams. You’ll be glad you did.
Ask for Sande or Brett. 239-489-4042 ext 4 or visit our MLS Search Site and find your dream home. If you’re a seller, you can get market reports and home values for your home Free! Now that’s a winning combination. Enjoy your Super Bowl party!
And don’t forget, Spring Break is just around the corner. We though you might enjoy watching the Cincinnati Firefighters put on their daily show courtesy of the News Press and the current Spring Break schedule for 2017.
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Ask to join our Ellis Team Seller’s Club. Next week we’ll be releasing vital year end statistics for the 2016 Southwest Florida real estate market. If you’re a buyer or seller, you’ll want this information before other buyers or sellers receive it. We’ll email you the video when it’s done.