Warren County Ohio Real Estate News and Observations: Credibility


Yesterday a man retired after 46 years of performing his job at a high level, so highly that he's already in Cooperstown for his skills announcing baseball.

If you're not a Reds fan AND have been living in a cave with no radio reception, you may have gotten through your life without ever hearing Marty Brennaman call a Reds game.

Around here, the man's an absolute legend for many reasons.  If you ever want to get one right in the feelz, just watch this video of what he does for The Dragonfly Foundation, a charity that works specifically with kids with cancer.



The bottom line, Marty has credibility with Cincinnati because you NEVER doubted if he was telling you things as you saw him.  He loves the Reds, but he's no "homer".  If a player, manager, executive screwed up, he'd call it as he saw it.  Now anyone that works in corporate American knows how risky it can be to speak your truth to those higher up the organization, but Marty did.  It was expected.  He'd earned the right.  His credibility was unquestioned. 

Credibility is something earned.  I've worked with people that have it, and people that don't.  Promises made and not delivered, day after day.  Eventually you either learn not to work with them, or find a way to compensate for your lack of trust in their professionalism.


In real estate, the same rules apply.

The more credibility we establish with potential buyers and sellers.

Demonstrate expertise on your website about neigbborhoods, sales information, etc., and you've invested in instant credibility with a buyer.

Do the same with a seller and instead of interviewing against 2 or 3 other agents for the listing, you're the ONLY agent involved.  It's your job, time to get after it.

And credibility isn't limited to just buyers and sellers, but with other agents.

If you've worked with an agent before, you've either got credibility with them or you're in trouble (and so our your clients).

As the saying goes, better to underpromise and overdeliver than get that flip flopped.

Serving Greater Cincinnati home buyers and sellers,

Bill and Liz aka BLiz

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Comment balloon 7 commentsLiz and Bill Spear • September 28 2019 02:22AM


Hi Bil - a good example of the importance of credibility.  It's not just longevity but a combination of factors that play a role in making a grand slam of sorts on any field.  

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 18 days ago

Good morning Bill. Credibility seems to be almost a thing of thepast these days, extremely rare! A sign of the times? Enjoy your day!

Posted by Wayne Martin, Real Estate Broker - Retired (Wayne M Martin) 17 days ago

Nice analogy with Marty and credibility in real estate. It is something that is earned by ,as you say, under promising and over delivering. 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 17 days ago

Hi Bill- credibility shouldn't be taken for granted. If someone has it among his peers and clients it's because he or she has earned it. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 17 days ago

Hi Bliz credibility is earned over time and Marty has certainly done that 10x over in Cinncinati.  Amazing guy!   Your tie in to real estate is spot on. A referral business is built on crediblity.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten - Phoenix Homes Sales, 603-380-4886 (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 17 days ago

Hi Bill,
Credibility is the key to success (and respect) in every aspect of life, isn't it? 

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) 16 days ago

Liz and Bill Spear - Some people crave gold. All I want is credibility. Your point is so well taken! 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 15 days ago