Most folks know that prior to my career as a real estate agent that I worked as a park ranger for the National Park Service. Some folks know that I used to race bicycles growing up and coached a youth cycling team for a while as well. But few of my clients know the strong influence that the Boy Scouts had on me growing up.
I joined Cub Scouts in 2nd grade and joined Boy Scouts at the age of 12. I earned my way up the ranks and eventually earned my Eagle Scout at the age of 18. (Only 2% of all Boy Scouts earn the Eagle Scout rank due to the large community service project required.)
But what does being a Boy Scout have to do with real estate? Everything I think.
I recently realized that the secrets to success are those ingrained in me at age 12. The attributes that consumers are looking for in a real estate agent are those I repeated every Tuesday night in the rec room of Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in Olympia.
Could real estate agents do worse than following the Scout Law? Read this list and tell me if these are values you are looking for in a real estate agent.
A Scout is: