There are so any opportunities in business to be completely different to everyone else in your field, in your profession, in your line of business.
For years I have worked with people in business and a recurring lament I hear is “new players are coming into the market” which will reduce their own market share.
Now I work with people who are “the new players” coming into the traditional markets. They have new ideas, new ways of doing things, fresh energy and often completely different perspectives about how the industry ought to work.
Recently I have been dealing with a young real estate agent who has struck out on his own in an area of Sydney that has a number of solid and well known real estate agencies. Let’s call him Jack
I personally am interested in real estate – pretty difficult not to be interested in real estate living in Sydney’s Inner West – and have been following Jack’s progress for the past few years since we first met at an open for inspection. I was immediately impressed by his polite manner on the day and then the way he conducted himself during his follow up phone call. He stayed in contact, as real estate agents do, and introduced a few new ways to stay connected.
Over this time I have observed the other real estate agents providing pretty much “same old same old” service and attitude.
What is of particular interest to me is that the established agencies are run, not by “the old boys” of the industry but in fact by men, and they are mostly men, who are not much older than Jack. Age has nothing to do with this.
The others could be described as stale, or lacking imagination, some are complacent, or exude a sense of entitlement and mostly they are riding the wave of an extremely high market where most properties go to auction and clearance rates are consistently about 80%.
Almost all of my time is spent being involved with and interested in business and businesses. This is not a real estate phenomenon. I see similar in professional services, in retail, amongst health professionals; in fact almost every business sector can reach a point where what they are doing and what has worked well in the past, no longer can be relied on in the future.
Jack saw an opportunity, he built a door and has walked confidently though it.
There is such opportunity for people with an idea and the energy to build their own doors to a whole new world.
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