Nothing Good in Life is Easy - Especially in the Real Estate Business

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Real Estate Agent with Remax Consultants - #1 Agent 2013,2012, 2011,2010 BRE# 01169846

For those of us who are die-hard real estate professionals and decided to stick it out after the fall, we know we made the right choice. Now I cannot speak for all areas in this great nation of ours, but I can speak for the Palm Springs area, where we have been feeling a slight up-tick in sales and activity. Now, I certainly realize that our markets are an anomaly amongst California real estate, but I also know that our area is generally first to recover in such a market challenge.

For some the challenge was too hard and they could not stay on this island, a reality check indeed. The number of real estate agents who have let their licenses lapse is almost in direct inverse relation to the ratio of change Real Estate Marketin the supply of homes for sale and the demand (number of homes sold). I am not one to go around and judging others on their decision to get out of the business, and yet, something bothers me about those who give up right before they see the light at the end of the tunnel.

I have lived in the Coachella Valley for a long-time and every morning that sun comes up and every evening that beautiful sun sets over the mountains. When Realtors decide to call it quits rather than sticking it out for the long-term, they do a big disservice to their clientele and all the other Realtors that they network with, as they leave their deals, leads and network hanging. This is a travesty. I am very happy to say with a firm voice;

"I'm not going anywhere, I am here to stay, will do whatever it takes, for however long it takes. I will make good on all my commitments and never leave a client or another Realtor I work with hanging."

Many of us are serious about our chosen profession and we will persevere, I sincerely hope you feel the same. I see things moving, homes selling, offers being made and I have been busy listing some excellent properties lately. Yesterday, I spent some time reviewing all the homes that have sold in Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City, La Quinta and Indian Wells. I was looking for clues to better myself and help my associates and network of friends in the real estate business. It is the least I can do to help my clientele.

Instead of allowing that negativity to feed my biofeedback, I loaded up with knowledge in my market. Why, because when the going gets tough, the tough get going and if you feel the same way, then we should be working together. My father used to tell me when growing up;

"Take the high road, live with integrity, stay positive and work hard - a handshake goes along way. Do what you say you are going to do, and do it right the first time."

My dad was right and if you believe in those same things and plan on doing what is fair for all concerned, well, I'd certainly like to work with you. Please leave a comment below and introduce yourself. - Elaine

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Anonymous #26
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Jon Dobner, Sarasota FL
Elaine, very nice words indeed. We have to remember that anything worthwhile requires hard work and dedication. I love what I do and can't see doing anything else. I'm with you, we're here to stay. period. Merry Christmas to you.
December 18, 2007 02:31 PM
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Stan Snider

Dan, that is spot on and consumer confidence is a term that comes to mind too. Greenspan talks about this in his book, and President Bush and Paulson both gave speeches to shore up negativeness. I am interested to see the Christmas retail sales numbers. My daughter works in sales and is not getting nearly the overtime that she normally gets in December month. Elaine makes a good point here and the power of positive thinking counts for a lot just like consumer confidence does for the economy.

 

 

December 18, 2007 02:35 PM
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Cyndi Domenici
Lyon Real Estate

Elaine, Thank you so very much for your positive thoughts and attitude. I'm sure that i'm speaking for most of the real estate community when I say that we need to continue to talk positively to each-other and our clients about real estate, being negative won't get anyone anywhere. We all know the that the media and the government will not promote a positive image for real estate. It is up to us! We have the power as Realtors, as a "team" to turn create a positive turn for the real estate industry!

Keep up the positive "go getter" attitude!!!

Zach Domenici

Lyon Real Estate

Auburn, CA

December 18, 2007 04:58 PM
Rainer
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Suburban Chicago Illinois Real Estate
Suburban Village Realty

Nice post Elaine,

A positive thing about the current real estate market is there are no longer people just getting a license because they just want to make money.  The agents that survive are the true agents that will thrive in the coming years.

December 19, 2007 07:52 PM
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Lance Winslow
The Car Wash Guy
Elaine, your father was right and my grandfather use to say the same thing, not in those exact same words but pretty darn close to them. This country was not built on wimps or whiners and we did not come this far to give up in the face of adversity now, great post, now I will read some more of your excellent posts, you inspire us all and keep up the great work there in Palm Springs.
December 22, 2007 07:07 AM
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