If you are sitting around waiting for something to happen something will …GUESS WHAT!!!

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Real Estate Agent with Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers

If you are sitting around waiting for something to happen something will …There is a natural human tendency to “den” during the Winter months. Thousands of years of agrarian programming has instilled natural rhythms in our biology that coincide with the seasonal changes in both daylight hours and climate.

Overcoming these instinctive traits requires proactive intervention. It is not easy, as human nature is a powerful controlling force that left unchecked dominates our behavioral patterns.

It takes will power and extra determination to keep the machines of commerce oiled and the furnaces of industry fired during these days from solstice to equinox.

And if  you are just sitting around waiting for something to happen something will …. NOTHING!

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Rainmaker
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Debbie Gartner
Floor Coverings International - Westchester NY & Stamford CT - White Plains, NY
The Flooring Girl - Westchester hardwood flooring

Richard - You are right...if you mae things happen and take action.  You get back what you put in.

Jan 11, 2012 12:56 PM #10
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Bob Jakowinicz
National Realty Centers Livonia--Bob Jakowinicz - Livonia, MI
734-578-6561 - Michigan Real Estate Agent

You will get what you give-- nothing=nothing, lol.  What we do today will be what we get in the spring 

Jan 11, 2012 03:26 PM #11
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Gay E. Rosen
Houlihan Lawrence - Larchmont, NY
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Hi Richard: I see so many agents sitting and complaining but if they spent that valuable time - working towards a goal... they would be smiling... The market may be bad - but there are always buyers and sellers.

Jan 11, 2012 04:39 PM #12
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Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

Richard - if you sit around waiting for something to happen it sure will ... your business will decrease, you will be bored, your financial income will dissolve and you become invisible to all with your business.  By sitting and waiting you will definitely create something ... FAILURE!

Jan 11, 2012 04:50 PM #13
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Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

Richard,

Sometimes nothing is good...but it never pays the bills.

Rich

Jan 11, 2012 10:06 PM #14
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Claude Cross
Homes By Cross, Inc. - Charlotte, NC
Charlotte NC Homes For Sale

Richard - we grow no moss under our feet. Must be ADHD,,or something other

Jan 12, 2012 09:46 PM #15
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Cindy Edwards
RE/MAX Checkmate - Johnson City, TN
CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677

Richard,

You hit the nail on the head here.  Nothing being the key word.  I'm reading your blogs backward, so this is being read on the 14th (I've had a busy few days)  it seems like you have a theme going here.  (for your next 3 blogs you will write in the future....he he)

Jan 14, 2012 09:05 AM #16
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Jark Krysinski
REMAX CREST REALTY WESTSIDE - Vancouver, BC
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Newman, I couldn't agree you more! You are right, we should not sit and wait. The chances are always belong to people who prepared well. 

Thanks for sharing this great post with us!

Have a nice day!

Jan 24, 2012 01:35 PM #17
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Margaret Goss
Baird & Warner Real Estate - Winnetka, IL
Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate

I think of floor duty like that - sitting around and waiting - usually nothing happens.  It's just not a good way to spend one's time.

Feb 11, 2012 06:50 PM #18
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Amanda and Jared Christiansen, YOUR Fort Wayne Realtors
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Great stuff Richard.  There are so many agents in my office that sit around and wait, not only in the winter months.  Guess how much they sell?  

Exactly.  

Feb 18, 2012 06:23 AM #19
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Elyse Berman, PA, ABR, GRI, Realtor
Realty Associates Florida Properties, Boca Raton, FL - Boca Raton, FL
Boca Raton, Delray & Highland Beach- 561-716-7824

So true, Richard.  My mother used to say it's not going to ring the front door.  Get up and do it!

Feb 28, 2012 07:24 AM #20
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Karen Steed
Tallapoosa, Bremen, Waco, Buchanan, Temple, Carrollton - Tallapoosa, GA
Associate Broker Haralson Realty licensed in GA and AL

Hi Richard

One phrase that I keep repeating is "Pray to God, and continue rowing toward shore"  If you want to survive and thrive, you have to keep pushing forward. 

Mar 04, 2012 08:19 AM #21
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Leslie G. Rojohn
MoonDancer Realty - Sylva, NC
GRI, ABR ~ MoonDancer Realty

Well I agree that if you want to get things done, you've got to do things.  On the other hand, I really love the time I can make for myself to do absolutely nothing.  I think it's like exercising too much.  You have to take some days off to heal. 

Apr 20, 2012 05:13 PM #22
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Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Michigan

Well you have to kep the lights on and the house warm. So why not get off your rear and do what you do best.

Jun 05, 2012 03:56 PM #23
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Sussie Sutton
UTR Texas Realtors - Pearland, TX
UTR TEXAS Realtors - Rep for buyers and sellers.

You have to move to keep getting listings and selling. If you don't you will lose in the end.

Jul 06, 2012 10:01 PM #24
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Sharon Harris
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Hanover, PA
Realtor

Been there and did that and yes nothing came of it! No more always thing and moving!

Jul 29, 2012 06:24 AM #25
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Gene Mundt, Chicago-area Mortgage Lender - www.genemundt.com
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708.921.6331 - 37 yrs experience

Richard:  This goes well and hand-in-hand with the old saying about "a rolling stone ...".  How in the world do you think stagnation works in OUR business??  Boggles the mind ...

Gene

Aug 06, 2012 12:24 PM #26
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DAdrea Davie
Keller Williams Realty - Lathrop, CA
Stanislaus & San Joaquin Short Sale Agent

Richard, interesting blog...and I'm not sitting around either! Even when I am sitting...I'm working! Great motivational blog as we get close to a new season. 

Aug 31, 2012 08:42 PM #27
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Rhonda Duffy
Duffy Realty of Atlanta & Rainmaker Realty - Milton, GA
#1 Retail Listing Agent in the U.S.

Thankful for such an excellent reminder! Great motivation to keep going. 

Sep 11, 2012 07:09 AM #28
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Glenn Freezman
Family Abstract, Inc. - Horsham, PA

Richard, Henry Ford said, Whether you think your can or you think you can't, Your probably right!

Sep 24, 2012 12:11 PM #29
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