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The Only Place Success Comes Before Work is the Dictionary

“The Only Place Success Comes Before Work is the Dictionary”

Vince Lombardi

This is a famous quote made by Vince Lombardi many years ago. This quote is one that I say to myself daily before I get my day started. In an age where instant gratification is king, and work is a drudgery, this quote has never been more important. It speaks to the truth behind success, and the truth behind the rewards of hard work.

Regardless of the business you are in, I think it is important to think of this quote often. However, I am most familiar with the temptation to try and put success before work in real estate. If you are a real estate agent or are thinking about becoming one, be prepared to work. The National Association of Realtors reported in a 2014 study that 87% of Realtors fail within their first five years. This is a staggering statistic, but it makes sense. All too often, I hear people say they want to get into this business because of how easy it looks. Flexible hours, big commission checks, and new business comes easy. Then they get into the business, and quickly realize that it takes a lot of work, training, and financial investment to really build a successful real estate business.

Now, I am not trying to discourage anyone from starting a career in real estate. It is a business that I am passionate about, and a business that I love seeing others succeed in. I simply want to pass along this wise quote from one of the most famous football coaches of all time, Vince Lombardi. I also want to encourage other agents to continue to work hard towards the success you want.

Duncan Group Properties is always looking for motivated individuals who aren’t afraid of a little hard work and sacrifice in order to succeed. If you are looking for a brokerage that has leaders that are in the trenches with you, working hard to promote a culture of positivity and success, then please give me a call! Duncan Group Properties has a mission of “Exceeding Expectations” and promoting a high degree of professionalism in the real estate industry.


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