What makes a Commercial Real Estate Guru a Guru?

What Makes a CRE Guru? What Doesn't? | Sibdu - Commercial Real Estate Professional & Social Networking

This is a really good article on what it takes to be seen as an expert in your field. And what you should avoid doing if you don't want to be dismissed as just one of the crowd.

Common sense ideas like not calling yourself the expert or guru. Sounds too self serving to be genuine. Don't be obnoxious; should go without saying, but sadly there are those who need to be reminded.

If you want to be seen as the expert, you need to create conversations by building relationships. Commercial real estate is still a people business based on long term relationships where both parties bring value to the association. Be a life-long learner. Never, and I mean never, assume that you know all there is to know on a subject. Constantly look for new avenues to educate your self.

For myself, I'd add volunteering to the list. Volunteering on your local association is a great way to give back, but it's also a very good way to project an air of expertise. Your peers will give you a little more respect for stepping up to the plate and volunteering for the betterment of your industry and your clients will see you as the guru because you are actively involved in your trade association. You'll make a lot of great connections as a volunteer; I speak from experience. The more you volunteer, the busier your business will get.


Blog Widget by LinkWithin

Recent Comments

Become a Facebook Fan


Blog Directories We're On

Must Read Books

  • The Millionaire Real Estate Agent by Gary Keller
  • The Four Hour Work Week by Timothy Ferris
  • Rich Dad, Poor Dad by Robert Kiyosaki
  • Daddy Needs a Drink by Robert Wilder

Live Traffic Feed


No part of this website is intended to solicit those already under contract.

Legal, accounting and environmental advice should be sought prior to making any form of financial or other commitments.
Opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and may not reflect those of the Brokerage.

REALTOR® Trademark owned or controlled by the Canadian Real Estate Association. Used under license.

Those of you with an overwhelming fear of the unknown will be gratified to learn that there is no hidden message revealed by reading this warning backwards, so just ignore that Alert Notice from Microsoft: However, by pouring a complete circle of salt around yourself and your computer you can ensure that no harm befalls you and your children.
Powered by Blogger, trillions of electrons spinning out of control, and an insatiable appetite to learn.

  © Blogger templates The Professional Template by Ourblogtemplates.com 2008

Back to TOP