Two interesting articles today about Fear and the Real Estate Industry.
The first, at WellcomeMat Blog, discussed some agents’ fear of technology changing the way real estate is bought and sold. The second, at sellsius, discussed other fears that currently are plaguing the real estate industry.
Overcoming fear is a very real challenge in a business where your next paycheck is not guaranteed. Throw in a healthy dose of 5,700 years of inherited worrying, and many is a time when I wonder, “but why’s the rum gone.”
Fear can paralyze you in real estate – both as an agent, for the reasons mentioned above – and also as consumer, unsure of what the future will hold.
Look for rationalizations to explain why the worst will happen and you’ll always have more rationalizations. Look for ways to overcome the fear, to discover if there truly is a monster in the closet and move on if there is not, and you’ll find yourself moving beyond the fear and accomplishing whatever it is you choose.
As for sellsius’ list, none of those challenges particularly scare me. At some point, you realize success or failure in real estate is due more to your own effort than any outside forces.