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Why Running a Real Estate Team Sucks! w/Misti Bruton

August 8, 2019

We hear a lot about the greatness of running a real estate team, but it’s not always sunshine and rainbows. What are some of the challenges that come with running a team? How can we be good leaders in the face of adversity? How do we figure out what our roles on the team are? On this episode, agent and team leader Misti Bruton shares some of the challenges that come with the transition from solo agent to first-time team leader.



At each level of growth in leadership, there is a skill set that we have to learn. -Cherie Benjamin


Three Things We Learned From This Episode

  • The real reason why running a team is challenging 
    What makes a running a team difficult is that we have to learn a new skill set that’s very different from being a solo agent. We have to learn about leadership, leverage and actually owning and being accountable for a business, and that is a skill we have to develop. 

  • The key skills we need to have as leaders
    Leading a team is all about people, and there are many things we have to be able to do. We have to be willing to grow, we have to be willing to listen to people, and be willing to protect the team over the individual.

  • How to handle setbacks and adversity
    One of the skill sets we need to master as leaders is our ability to bounce back from challenges and adversity. We can do this by feeding ourselves with positive content and material, or we can learn to reset when something goes wrong, or reframe the negatives into positives. 

Running a team comes with great risk and responsibility, and with all the ups and downs it comes with, we have to be up to the task as leaders. Even if the required skills don’t come naturally to us, we need to work on getting coaching and developing them to the highest level. It’s not just about wanting a team because everyone in real estate has one, it’s about having a purpose and vision to build something and keep growing it. 

Guest Bio

Misty is a Realtor, broker and team leader at the AVO Realty Team. Go to for more information.