Joseph West

Real Estate Broker and Owner of Signature West LLC

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Miami asociation Of Realtors


Miami Association Of Realtors, Quantity Vs Quality

With over 43,000 members, Miami association of realtors stand to be the largest local Realtor association in the country. I remember someone telling me when I 1st moved to Miami “there are as many realtors as there are cars in Miami Dade County”. In case you are wondering Miami is known for too many cars and traffic.

You would not find the same statistics regarding doctors, accountants or lawyers associations. While I am a huge believer in “less is more ” and its all about ” quality instead of quantity”, yet during the most recent annual real estate interrupted luncheon.

I am finding a tone of pride in claiming the Miami association of realtors is the largest local Realtor association in the country. This simply can’t be a sustainable healthy paradigm.

I recently wrote about the problem with real estate agents in Miami and while the Miami community/realtors acknowledge the existing problems yet, there is this ongoing belief system that quantity is a good thing at any cost. We all know that :

  • Bigger is not necessarily better
  • Richer is not necessarily happier
  • And size mostly doesn’t matter

It is a known fact that 20% of the agents do 80% of the production at any brokerage. That being said; 80% of 43000 realtors in Miami is 34,400 licensed realtors. I pose the question; why did the 34,400 realtors seek Real Estate as a profession?

A brave presenter at the annual real estate interrupted luncheon spoke about the unspeakable topic, a topic realtors dislike to acknowledge or find it somewhat negative, he mentioned: “we are heading for another change of cycle“. Change is not necessarily a bad thing, it is how we perceive it that will determine the outcome after all change is the only this that is constant. I can honestly go on the record and say the number of Miami realtors belonging to the association will also change with the upcoming cycle of change.

Voluntarily change is a good change, it builds character and strength, involuntarily change ( imposed change ) is not a good thing. Involuntarily change comes with heartache, pain, and suffering. Think about a relationship you were involved in, you were not honest with yourself to why you were in the relationship in the 1st place. You wanted out for all the good reasons ( voluntarily change ) but did not. Eventually, you had to leave it ( involuntarily change ) same results, different process.

For the 34,400 ish realtors doing 20% of the work and helping Miami Association Of Realtors to be the largest association in the country, start with asking yourself ” Why you get up in the morning and why should anyone care ?”

Miami especially Miami Beach is a great place to live and thrive, imagine what that would look like if we include

  • Great reputation
  • Great Business Practice
  • Integrity
  • Culture
  • Branding

Imagine the slogan ” its so Miami ” is about great reputation, professionalism, culture, brand, great business practice, and integrity . just close your eyes and imagine.  Please share your thoughts below and let’s keep this conversation going.

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