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What Does it Mean to be a Team Member?

I read Ricki’s blog, and thought maybe I could provide an additional point of insight on this topic.

I have played sports all my life. I love them and continue even today. I grew up playing football and now play hockey and softball. I have been captain for several teams, having to make decisions on who plays where and when. One lesson I have learned is to know your position/roll on the team. Be realistic on what you bring to the team and how you best enhance the team. When I first started playing hockey, I knew I wasn’t as good as some of the other players. I didn’t score much and even ad some problems keeping up with the faster skaters. I made a realistic evaluation of my skills and created a plan for 1) How to improve 2) how to best help the team at that time

Within a couple of seasons I was centering the top line (in hockey forwards who play together are called a line) for my team and leading the league in assists and scoring a goal every other game. But more importantly, the team was doing very well. We played in the league championship 4 years in a row winning 2 times.

How does this pertain to real estate? If you are a buyers agent, then be the best buyers agent you can be! If you have a gift or a passion for a portion of your business, then bring it! My partner is great at networking in person. She can go to a party and get business. I am better at getting our clients web exposure. That doesn’t mean I don’t network. It just means we understand our roles and try to maximize them. If you make great flyers, know web design, are great with certain types of clients, what ever the skill use it for the good of the team and recognize the talents of the rest of the team.

REAL ESTATE IS A TEAM SPORT real estate is a team sport Real Estate is a Team Sport

I grew up playing basketball in school.  I was a post forward most of
the time during junior high and high school.  I learned at an early age
even in grade school what it meant to be a team member.
I think sports played a big part in my life and is helping me even
today in my business because I learned this valuable lesson.

Maybe one reason some people excel in business is because they have learned valuable lessons from Team Sports.   Real Estate is a team sport.

A Team Member will play for the team to win not just to win for themselves.

The Team will be placed in the Top Priority not the individual.                                      The ball is in your hand, now what?

The Team wins as a whole, not the individual.

The Team loses as a whole, not the individual.

The Team supports its members and is only as strong as the weakest member.

The Team Member will step into the gap for another member.  The Team Member
will do what they have to do to make the team look good.  It’s all
about the Team, not the individual; but in the end, the individuals are
recognized even more highly than they ever could have been individually
because there is strength in numbers and the whole is always greater than the sum of all its parts.

This is what it means to be a Team MemberIt means to Win!

Ricki Eichler Real Estate, your Texas Hill Country connection                www.reretx.com

511 Junction Hwy                                 Kerrville, TX                         (830)257-2520

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