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Anthony Lamacchia :
Are you living under a bubble, under a rock? Are you getting yourself out there learning new things, going to industry events? Are you? Most realtors aren’t. Anthony Lamacchia here with Crush It in Real Estate at the Inman Connect Conference here in New York. I come to this every year for the last six years. I go to several other events, National Association Realtors, Leading Real Estate Companies of the World. You name a conference, I’ve been to it. Folks, when I started going to conferences back in 2005, I didn’t know anybody.
Now I’ve made several friends all over the country, some that have turned into customers, but I didn’t know anyone. I went out and I met people and I made friends and I learned new things. As realtors, many times we get caught up in the day-to-day. Realtors get caught up in the day-to-day. They get caught up in selling, they’re too busy for this, too busy for that. I know it because we put on trainings and each week we invite guests. Some weeks people don’t come, “Oh, I had a showing. I had a closing.” I’m like, “Guys, don’t avoid something that will help you across your business for one activity for one client. You’re only hurting yourself.”
You’ve got to get yourself out there. Get out from under that rock. Be comfortable. Get yourself comfortable being uncomfortable by getting out there learning new things. If your company offers events, get to those events. If they offer training, get to them. If they don’t, find them. Find new things. You cannot stay in a bubble. You won’t be able to get your business off the ground if you’re new and you won’t be able to grow it to its fullest extent. No matter what level you grow your business to, you always should be learning.
This business, like any business, you always should be learning new tactics and doing new things. That’s my advice for today. I hope you’re all doing well. I appreciate your support. Had a good week here at Inman, spoke three different times. It’s a wonderful event. They have it here in the winter and then they usually have it in San Francisco in the summer. This year it’s actually going to be in Vegas. If you guys are interested, check out Inman. It’s good stuff. Thanks, guys. Bye.