It’s go time

Ask yourself, what’s the first thing a buyer of your commercial appraisal firm would change? Tough question. You know in your heart if you’re really giving it your all, or just kicking the can down the road. When the student is ready the master will appear. If that’s you, let’s get going.

Start off with celebrating wins and productivity planning. Seems counterintuitive in this “off-season” feeling of pandemic. The reality of productivity is that it doesn’t matter what’s going on in the world. It matters what’s happening between your ears. Specifically, your optimism and leadership energy.

There’s a lot that commercial appraisal firm owners can learn from Disney’s movie Frozen: “Let it go, let it go, can’t hold it back anymore, let it go, let it go.”

3 Things to “Let Go”

  1. Resistance (to move off an “old” and fixed mindset)
  2. Reluctance (invest real $$$ in technology, coaching and marketing)
  3. Resentment (add energy to your leadership with enthusiasm)

3 Lessons from Frozen Lyrics

  1. “I’m never going back; the past is in the past.”
  2. “It’s time to see what I can do.”
  3. “To test the limits and break through. No right, no wrong, no rules for me. I’m free.”

If your bank work is down 10%-15% (super rough guess), what are you going to do about it? You could A. worry, B. complain, or C. invest time and money with entrepreneurial coaching to move the needle. Plan A and B are not a great business plan. Plan C is fun and a lot more productive than being critical of our changing industry. Here’s a secret: when you have value, you have control.

What does a rocket need to go? Fuel, lots of it. It also requires ignition. Light up your appraisal firm with entrepreneurial attitude, investment and participation. Spend real money on technology – hardware, software and education. Our new DataComp release is one of 20 things I can think of that you should spend money on now. The attitude of “yes” is a competitive differentiator. It’s your firm, your choice. It’s go time!

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