A game of inches

I was watching one of my favourite movies recently, Any Given Sunday. In it, Al Pacino tells his football players that life is a game of inches, the margin for error is so small.

He goes on to say, when you add up all the inches gained and lost – in life and football – that’s the difference between winning and losing.

I believe we can apply this theory to real estate. So often the win is so close yet we don’t seize it.

Think of an agent who spends the day letterbox dropping. For every letterbox he drops a flyer in, the front door to the home is just a few footsteps farther.

I can’t help but wonder what would happen if the agent took the extra inches, knocked on the door, and had a conversation with the homeowners.

Even when it comes to real estate, the great Al Pacino was right: the win is in the extra inches.


3 thoughts on “A game of inches

  1. Could not agree more . . . knocked on 78 doors yesterday, spoke with 34 owners resulting in 5 appraisals of which 2 are selling within 6 months +/- people sometimes say to me “You are different from other agents as they all leave flyers in the letterbox” . . . My stock answer if they say that is simply
    “That’s fine but I prefer to speak with people rather than letterboxes” that usually results in a chuckle and the conversation then begins . . .Cheers, Steve Slater,Sales Creator, Ray White Highton, VIC.

  2. I love this speech, & the way you have put it into Real Estate terms is amazing. I used to listen to this before every football game, now I plan to listen to this every morning on my way to work. Every inch counts to put you in front of your competitor.
    Matt Wade, Ray White Lara

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