Scott's Weekly Column


I recently read an article that showed an increase in customer complaints to the Department of Fair Trading over the past 12 months for just about every type of business, including real estate agents. Real Estate is a tough industry and for some individuals and business owners there is a temptation to cut corners just to gain an advantage over the opposition. Real estate in a regional area is all about reputation and repeat and referral business. If you don`t take pride in your brand, yourself and your business, and do the wrong thing by the public then you are doomed.

Every day as individuals we make judgement calls in our business and personal lives, ultimately, we must live with these decisions. At the end of the day the only person who will judge you is:-

            ‘The Man in the Mirror....’

            “If you get what you want in your struggle for self

            And the world makes you King for a day

            Then go to the mirror and look at yourself

            And see what that Man has to say


            For it isn’t a man’s father, mother or wife

            Whose judgement upon him must pass

            The fellow whose verdict counts most in his life

            Is the Man staring back from the glass


            He’s the fellow to please, never mind all the rest

            For he’s with you clear up to the end

            And you’ve passed your most dangerous, difficult test

            If the Man in the glass is your friend


            You can fool the whole world down the pathway of years

            And get pats on the back as you pass

            But your final reward will be heartache and tears

            If you’ve cheated the Man in the glass”


This poem was found in a USA prison cell many years ago, chiselled into the wall by a prisoner on death row.

Have a great weekend!