This entity we call Agent Genius consists of hundreds of contributions a day, not only in posts, but in commentary, not to mention the thousands of folks we reach weekly, monthly and soon to be annually.
The contribution that all of you (which includes all of the above) make to this profession is felt, it does make an impact and if we do nothing else here at Ag, we respect that.
With That Respect Comes Complicated Decisions
We (as the moderators) have a responsibility to the greater audience to keep our hands out of the organic mix and allow things to grow until they cease to grow any longer- then it becomes our responsibility to make decisions that nurture, and sometimes they’re not easy decisions to make.
We’ve built Ag from the ground up with our bare hands, it is a labor of love I assure you- many have commented to this fact many times even here on Ag at just how much work goes into something that really gives little payback in the form of money- I assure you, this is no lasseiz-faire activity.
Ag has many times come at a high price to even our own family, and daily lives as our clients must rank just as high as Ag does on our shoulders in priority- you would be on task to imagine many many sleepless nights managing and grooming such a large venture, but it is all worth it when you receive things like this by email:
I’m loving what I see all around me. I was excited about real estate, but now I’m finding myself REALLY excited. There’s lots of cool things happening that I think will change real estate for the better (Ratespeed? FREAKING awesome to see that kind of transparency in the mortgage business) and I want to be a part of it all. I give thanks to you and the help/introductions you’ve given me. –Matthew Stigliano
Ag is bigger than just one individual, we’ve always understood that- and when you read notes like the one above, it really hits home how important it is to make the decisions we make to remain on task and on point.
The Business of Finding Greatness
We make decisions sparingly that cause confrontation, it is in the Ag nature to find the middle and teach about it. We’re not in the business of highlighting failure, we’re in the business of reaching for and finding greatness. We do it in a superhuman way, one that describes our own failures but in turn demonstrates a willingness to continue to try, adapt, and change using every possible tool at our disposal. Our contributors are living breathing examples of what they teach, and continue to lead the way adopting new tools, technology, and strategies to make our business better.
It is always regrettable when something meant in good spirit and good fun effects good people in bad ways and when we recognize it, we’re going to fix it. Our mission is to quickly find the middle and move exactly to the most logical course to complete the mission we set out to achieve while remembering that there is a human being on the other side of every screen and at the other end of every speculation.
To those that know us, and our heart, we thank you for the benefit of the doubt and it is in that spirit that we continue to set the brightest example of professionalism in our industry.