What a Waste

Leader within you
I had an enlightening chat with a real estate agency leader recently.

He told me that he used to work at an agency across the road. He said that most of his present team at some time or another also used to work at that agency, and these people are now producing great figures in his agency, and now his agency is his old agency’s biggest competitor.

I asked, “What happened when you made a sale?” There was no recognition, no celebration of results. Nothing. This office was joyless, all grind and no fun.

Here were good people who left purely because they were being treated like money-making machines instead of human beings. They were being over-managed and under-led.

He wasn’t being nasty, in fact he had a lot of respect for his former boss – as a MANAGER. As a LEADER, however, it was a different story.

As he told me the story, all I could think of was the previous leader and what great people-opportunities he had wasted. This is only one of many similar stories I have heard about good salespeople who left an office because they weren’t being appreciated by their leader.

Whoever runs the company must have good people skills. Fail to do this and your good people will almost certainly leave. Too much focus on the numbers will eventually lead to lower numbers to focus upon, because the producers – those who make the numbers – will leave.

Fortunately you can learn these skills, that is if you are prepared to study the art of leadership. There are plenty of good books on the subject. One I recommend is John Maxwell’s Develop the Leader Within You.

Recent Articles

A Deeper Understanding

In this short sales session, real estate agency profit consultant, Gary Pittard, discusses one major difference between the order taker and the prof...

Create A Success Environment

Real estate agency profit consultant, Gary Pittard, says, "Real estate agency owners have the options to build their companies into success environm...

Are You Sure It's the Market?

A lot of leaders and salespeople are complaining about the 'tough market'. But is the market really the whole problem? The advice I've been giving ...

Love Of Quality Work

Are you the type of person who does just enough to get by at work, or does quality work mean something to you? Real estate agency profit consultant,...

A Sure Way to Higher Profits: why coaching salespeople pays dividends

Many offices struggle and so do their salespeople. In the nineties, salespeople wrote on average $135,000 in fees. Since 2010 we have seen litt...

Your Number One Leadership Asset

The number one asset for all leaders is their integrity, their character. Real estate agency profit consultant, Gary Pittard, says that integrity...

Competence Doesn't Just Happen

Let me introduce you to Joan Carter, who retired on 30 June 2018, ending a successful twenty-four year career in real estate sales. Before real...

Work Is A Verb

"Bye Darling, I'm off to work". Salespeople say this every day, but what exactly are they talking about? Real estate agency profit consultant, Ga...

Out of Control: What to do when salespeople wont do the actions

Leaders often complain that their salespeople won't do the right actions. It's one of the biggest complaints that leaders make. They fear putting pres...

Habits Reign Supreme

Whether a real estate agency leader, or a salesperson, good habits propel you toward success, while bad habits hold you back. Real estate agency ...

When the Market Turns

During the boom, I heard many salespeople talk up their results. Many of them are quiet now that the market has turned. Now I see many leaders and sal...

The Right People Make Life Better

One of the biggest waste of a salesperson's time is to spend it with the wrong people. This applies in business and in our personal lives. In thi...

Want to reach your profit potential? Contact us now.

Pittard


Suite 71, Level 4
330 Wattle Street

Ultimo NSW 2007
Australia


Mailing Address
PO Box 2045
Strawberry Hills NSW 2012


: (02) 8217 8500
Fax: (02) 9281 4198
AUS Free call: 1800 663 600
NZ Free call: 0800 448 065
International: +61 2 8217 8500

: info@pittard.com.au

Contact Us