|I saw an article yesterday about a turkey in a small town in Minnesota that was terrorizing residents. It got so bad that neighbors said children have to carry sticks when they walk to the school bus stop in the morning to keep the turkey from chasing after them. Residents said they contacted the Department of Natural Resources, but were only offered advice about keeping the turkey from finding food.|
As amusing as the story was, it also served as a reminder of why so many real estate investors, agents, and brokers fail in probate. They’re chasing after leads like that turkey chases after kids trying to get on the bus. This approach is not only ineffective, but it can also be detrimental to your reputation.
Probate can be a tricky area of real estate to navigate. If you want to find success in probate, you need to show up as a welcomed guest, not an annoying pest. Be a problem solver first and everything else will fall into place.
One of the key ways to be a problem solver is to understand the unique needs of the family or individual going through probate. This may include understanding their financial situation, their timeline for selling the property, and their emotional state. By understanding their needs, you can position yourself as a valuable resource that can help them through the probate process.
Another way to be a problem solver is to be sensitive to the probate process. It can be a difficult and emotional time for the family or individual, so it’s important to be respectful and compassionate. This means being patient and understanding, as well as being willing to listen and offer support.
In addition to being a problem solver, it’s also important to be a valuable resource. This means staying up to date on the latest probate laws and regulations, as well as having a network of professionals that can assist in the process. By being a valuable resource, you can help the family or individual navigate the legal and financial aspects of probate.
So, when it comes to probate, don’t be like that turkey in Minnesota, chasing after leads with no real strategy or plan. Instead, be a problem solver, a valuable resource, and a welcomed guest. By doing so, you’ll find success in probate and build a reputation as a trusted and respected professional.
To your success,
Ernie “Welcomed Guest” Vargas | The Probate Fox