The brave men and women that make up the United States Marine Corps are expected to demonstrate high levels of focus, dedication, and skill on a day-to-day basis. By embodying 11 leadership principles, each Marine becomes an excellent leader who can overcome obstacles and help others in difficult situations. Realtors and mortgage lenders obviously don’t require the same physical or mental strength as Marines, but there’s no reason why we shouldn’t all strive to operate with their level of focus and discipline. Keep reading to see how the guiding principles of the Marines can help make you and your coworkers leaders in lending and real estate.
A Marine officer must amass a vast toolkit of skills and knowledge to lead their unit. As leaders in lending and real estate, we ought to do the same. We must react and master new processes as laws change around us, serve as advocates for our profession and our customers, and incorporate new technology to meet the demands of the modern world.
Boot camp is designed to give Marines a foundation of knowledge from which to operate, but their training doesn’t stop when boot camp ends—in fact, it’s only just begun. Our parallel to boot camp is education. Realtors and mortgage lenders earn degrees and certificates that prove they’ve mastered the basics of their profession. The learning process must continue, however. The success of your agency hinges on how willing you are to hone your craft, expand your skills, and overcome your weaknesses. The best leaders in lending and real estate never stop striving and never take a day off.
Marines thrive when they have objective goals. If they have a clear target—a clear mission—then nothing is going to stop them from accomplishing it. In order to be leaders in lending and real estate, mortgage lenders and realtors must create objectives for themselves. Identify a problem, either within your firm or within the industry, and take the initiative to find a solution. That’s your objective. By meeting challenges head-on, you’ll not only enjoy greater success and job security, you’ll also earn the respect your employees, clients, and coworkers.
Acuity National Real Estate Solutions is indebted to all men and women of the armed forces for the sacrifices they make for the country. We’re also thankful to have such excellent role models. When it comes to leadership, you can’t do much better than the Marines. We’ve taken their guiding principles to heart and become a better business as a result. We’ve placed ourselves at the cutting edge of technology and customer service, providing an unprecedented range of title and settlement services to realtors, lenders, and loan officers. For more information or to get in contact, please visit our homepage.