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Do you have Thick skin?

For those of us in  Real Estate for any larger length of time know about the ups and downs.

WE get little credit or the ups and all the blame for the downs.

WE can follow the letter of the law and the client will still blame us.

WE can follow their legal instructions and when it does not work, it is our fault.


I have been cursed at and blamed for everything the client did wrong.

Thinking of getting into Real Estate?

How thick is your skin?




Comment balloon 11 commentsWilliam Feela • August 09 2018 12:13AM


It does take a thick skin doesn't it William?

Posted by Carol Williams, "Customized Mentoring & Marketing Services" (U.S.: I specialize in helping agents who have been in the business 2 years or less create a thriving business.) 7 months ago

William Feela It is thick but still penetrable. 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 7 months ago

A great warning for newcomers to the industry William Feela 

And, I love the graphic - too cute... (LOL)

Posted by Lisa Von Domek, ....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless! (Lisa Von Domek Team) 7 months ago

And emotional feelings along with that can be tried many times over.

Posted by Vern Eaton, Realtor 651-674-7449 7 months ago

Trust me, I developed a very thick skin in corporate management over 18 years. The picture you used exactly defines my relationship with my younger brother. He grew up in fear of me! And I always thought that was as it should be!

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 7 months ago

Good morning William.  My skin has been getting thicker, but it still hurts at times.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) 7 months ago

I use to be fairly thin skinned.  But, the years in real estate have gifted me with the hide of a rhinoceros!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 7 months ago

Good morning again William. This is true and the cartoon is really fun. Thanks.

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 7 months ago

If you think real estate sales is tough you should try property management!

Posted by Mike Frazier, Northwest Tennessee Realtor (Carousel Realty of Dyer County) 7 months ago

If it's not thick from the start you will get thick skin quickly if you want to survive in this business.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) 7 months ago

Hi William- oh yes, I would think anyone in sales needs to have some thick skin!!!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 7 months ago