Sam  Green

Sam Green

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Promises! Promises!


I started writing this blog by talking about how I don’t make promises I can’t keep. I included my history of my relationships with my children family and friends. But it all seemed so personal and why would anyone care, so instead let’s make it about people in general and you in particular...

Workplace: Hired to do a job. Parameters set out. Terms and conditions agreed to. Start the job. Next thing you know is you are being asked to do more than the job description.

How do you feel? Are you ready to start looking for another job?

Contract: Job parameters set out clearly – this is what we agree to do for the price agreed upon. Time frame set out. Start and finish date specifically made part and parcel of the contract. The contractor doesn’t start on time, or doesn’t work to the deadline, or presents you with extra costs.

How do you feel? Are you ready to start looking for another contractor?

The manager or owner of the Real Estate brokerage you joined made you certain promises. Those have yet to be kept. Essentially you are swimming against the current and you are not a good swimmer. Drowning is an 80% probability.

How do you feel? Are you ready to start looking for another brokerage?

Here’s the real problem...

How are you going to trust the new boss of the new job, the new contractor, the new brokerage manager?

Where are the assurances?

What would you do if you wanted to move into a new neighbourhood and didn’t know the area? You would probably go to the local police station to ask about safety, the local retailers to ask about the area, ask your realtor for his/her professional assessment, and a great option is to knock on a few doors and ask the neighbours. Right?

Before taking the new job, ask some of the employees how the boss is, are they happy? how long have they been at this place? etc.

Before hiring a new contractor, get some referrals.

Before joining a new brokerage as a realtor, check out their web site, read what some of their agents say about the broker, manager and conditions. Find out what they offer that suits your needs. Determine if there is going to be a comfortable fit by checking the roster of agents. Talk to the manager, broker owner. Discuss the move with your spouse or other confidant. And put one foot in front of the other.

How else are you going to get anywhere?

There are no guarantees. People make promises. People break promises.

Best case scenario is to find someone who keeps his/her promises, because a word is a sacred thing, a pact between people, a special something which has a soul and therefore must be respected.

When someone respects his/her word, he/she will also respect you.

It’s Simple. I promise you that...

Sam Green


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