An attitude of gratitude

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 0575737

In recent months there has been much negative press surrounding the housing industry. As the REALTOR portion of that industry I think it is time to pause and reflect on much that we have to be grateful for:

  • we are independent contractors running our own businesses
  • we set our own hours
  • our creativity and branding are determined by us
  • we control our marketing budgets
  • we decide what our business focus is on and who we will work with
  • we are contributing to society's greater good through our practiced and learned skills
  • by nature we are risk takers which gives us the opportunity for great rewards
  • in all economic cycles we can adjust our business model to suit the conditions
  • we are privileged to interact with so many diverse clients and partners
  • we have one of the BEST kinds of work among many to choose from
  • above all we have a passion for this business and the fine people we work with everyday

For all those REALTORS, residential, commercial, or investment, seeing the glass half full rather than half empty and seeing the blessings you DO have gives you great perspective. Being grateful is one of the keys to happiness.

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Ernie Cabrera
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Gary, thank you for your perspective of the real estate business!  We need more positive people in it doing what they need to do to make it work for themselves.  We are blessed to be part of such a great country giving us the ability to do whatever we want to do with our lives.  I want to surround myself with positive people like yourself who views our profession as a blessing!  Best wishes!
October 24, 2007 02:08 AM
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Erin Stumpf (Attardi)
916-342-1372 / DRE# 01706589 Sacramento, CA
Dunnigan Realtors
Attitude is half the battle...thanks for reminding all of us!
October 24, 2007 03:47 AM
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Tracy Santrock
Raleigh - Cary Realtor
Fonville Morisey/Santrock Realty Group, Inc.

Gary,

Your attitude is contagous.  I truly believe a great attitude goes a long way in this business especially during time like these. 

October 25, 2007 12:53 PM
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Gary Woltal
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Keller Williams Realty
Tracy, attitude is everything. We all have circumstances. When all is going well who can't help but smile? But when things go sideways you just have to hang in there and deal with things the best you can. No one likes hardship but you just have to see you way through it. I always tell people the storm is not the end of the story. Just ride it out and the sun is on the other side.
October 25, 2007 05:15 PM
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Gary Woltal
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Keller Williams Realty

Pat: Is this like Back to the Future? Didn't they like make a movie with what you are doing? I think the past-present is making me dizzy like circlebacks.

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