Beware Sheeple Tendencies

Joining the flock seems to be safe in unusual environs.

There’s a tendency to relegate individuality to blending into the midst of the mass of sheeple . . . hoping not to be noticed and singled out.

Dare you to be different than the others?

What if you’re WRONG?

What will other people think?

What will “they” SAY?

Does it matter?

My observation is that people who take the stance that “It’s none of my business what other people think of me” get talked about more than others.

These folks who PROUDLY STAND OUT from the flock endure insufferable name calling – “traitors” – “Renegades” – “Rebels” – “Outliers”

These are the intrepid explorers who strike out on their own to find the GOLD in the vast wild wild West.

As the economy begins to spool up after this massive COVID-19 disruption, we are all facing a blank slate. We do not know what “works” anymore.

Being that person others talk about is a good thing – even sexy because it’s training wheels for climbing from the depths of depression to acceptance.

Thank you to ALL of the Pioneers forging the way ahead for all of us.

For sure, we’ve all participated in our own, personal version of the 5 stages of grief – denialangerbargainingdepression and acceptance and each of us may be at different stages thereby presenting this wonderful cacophony commonly known as “Mass confusion” which indubitably converts to “MASS HYSTERIA” which controls . . . and prohibits any semblance of reason.

Yesterday, I facilitated 2 awesome discussions with over 30 Principal Brokers.
The general consensus was that we Realtors did not “close for business” so talking about “re-opening” doesn’t make much sense, BUT . . . 
These discussions revealed some of the things that will likely change in a lot of companies. I listen to all of them and then run it all through the filter of “Is this in alignment with the culture of Pareto Realty’s Vital Few?”

Almost ALL business owners are on the band-wagon of reducing or eliminating “Bricks and Mortar Office space”. There certainly are some firms (EXP) which do not have “real offices”, and they say that this is great for their agents “Because most of the agents don’t work from the office anyway” . . . I’m not (yet) sold on this being the best solution for Pareto Realty. I guess time will tell . . . as we all climb out of this COVID-19 thing, we will all be reevaluating pretty much everything we are doing. I think it’s crucial for all of us to ask ourselves and others LOTS of question and separate the sheeple from the people.

  • How important is ___________ to you and your business?
  • What are the odds that you will return to doing _________ once you emerge from quarantine?
  • Do you think that having ________ (or not) will be a “differentiator” from competitorss? Why?
  • Assuming we keep _________, are there any tweaks we need to do? 

Other HOT topics
– Virtual Showings are turning out to be very effective – MANY Appraiser issues – Value, condition, etc- Underwriting guidelines are changing daily with “verifications” of income and jobs being done often on the day of closing.
and finally . . . I’d be remiss if I failed to mention that my desire to grow Pareto Realty this year is high.

I am SO excited about possibilities post-COVID-19, I facilitate a weekly discussion and would love to hear and see YOU!

Here’s your invitation!

Hi there,

You are invited to a Zoom meeting.

Realtors conspiring to create an AMAZING Post-COVID-19 Real Estate Market . . . Every Monday at 11AM CDT
When: May 25, 2020 11:00 AM Central Time (US and Canada)

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Published by Barry Owen

Strategist-CEO of Pareto Realty Real estate sales Professional Inviter-Facilitator-Practicer of Open Space Technology Opening safe space for people & organizations to self-organize around issues & opportunities BarryOwen.US Invite-Listen-Love

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