• Achieving success isn't easy -- making that success last is even more difficult.
  • There are lots of top producers at any given time, but only a few have long-term consistency.
  • There are skills and strategies that you can implement to make your success last.

Success isn’t easy — and making it last is even harder. Case in point — in a lot of markets, you’ve got lots of “hot” agents who come and go pretty frequently, but when you take a close look at the actual trends, you’ll see only a handful of agents who produce consistently over time. The hot ones have fleeting success, and their popularity often burns out quickly.

Diego Cervo / Shutterstock.com

Diego Cervo / Shutterstock.com

What can we learn from this? There are a lot of lessons here — the first being that the skills to become successful aren’t always the ones it takes to make that success last. Another important lesson is that many agents get so focused on achieving initial success that once they’ve attained it they realize the hard way that they never planned what to do once they got there.

Today we’re taking a hard, honest look at long-term success, and how you can make it last. In real estate, lots of agents come and go, but when you add the principles of lasting success that Tim and Julie Harris discuss today into your career, you’re likely to achieve more, stay longer and be in a much better position in the long-term than agents who embody the saying “easy come, easy go.”


Subscribe to Tim and Julie Harris’ podcast on iTunes.

Tim and Julie Harris have over 20 years’ experience in real estate. Learn more about their real estate coaching and training programs at timandjulieharris.com, or schedule a free coaching call with them at freecoachingcallsforagents.com.

Email Tim Harris.

Show Comments Hide Comments
Sign up for Inman’s Morning Headlines
What you need to know to start your day with all the latest industry developments
By submitting your email address, you agree to receive marketing emails from Inman.
Thank you for subscribing to Morning Headlines.
Back to top
Only 3 days left to register for Inman Connect Las Vegas before prices go up! Don't miss the premier event for real estate pros.Register Now ×
Limited Time Offer: Get 1 year of Inman Select for $199SUBSCRIBE×
Log in
If you created your account with Google or Facebook
Don't have an account?
Forgot your password?
No Problem

Simply enter the email address you used to create your account and click "Reset Password". You will receive additional instructions via email.

Forgot your username? If so please contact customer support at (510) 658-9252

Password Reset Confirmation

Password Reset Instructions have been sent to

Subscribe to The Weekender
Get the week's leading headlines delivered straight to your inbox.
Top headlines from around the real estate industry. Breaking news as it happens.
15 stories covering tech, special reports, video and opinion.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
Unique features from hacker profiles to portal watch and video interviews.
It looks like you’re already a Select Member!
To subscribe to exclusive newsletters, visit your email preferences in the account settings.
Up-to-the-minute news and interviews in your inbox, ticket discounts for Inman events and more
1-Step CheckoutPay with a credit card
By continuing, you agree to Inman’s Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

You will be charged . Your subscription will automatically renew for on . For more details on our payment terms and how to cancel, click here.

Interested in a group subscription?
Finish setting up your subscription