There Are No Finish Lines In This Business

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Bayou Properties Realty

Home for sale in Pineville Louisiana

One of the things I enjoyed about teaching was the sense of schedule. Syllabus the first night, lecture for a while, presentations, then a final exam. A nice hand shake from the student (or a bag of burning dog poop), and the semester was over. Before long a new crop of students would come along and the cycle would begin anew.

 Real estate practice is nothing like this. Unless you only plan on doing one transaction at a time (not good for the budget), real estate is more of a treadmill. As one deal is nearing closing, others are spread all over the map. I've went to closing, done an initial buyer consultation, and a home inspection all in the same day! Talk about needing a day planner.

 For me such maddness is one of the benefits of our field. I have NEVER had a boring day in real estate. Plenty of bad ones, but none were dull. And how many American works can make that claim? Seize the day!

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Bayou Properties Realty

301 Jackson Street, Suite 201

Alexandria La 71301

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Rainmaker
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Gretchen & Mel Ahrens
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Isn't this the truth! I feel that way about most aspects of my life... treadmill that never ends! Happy week to you!

Gretchen

Sep 10, 2012 09:17 AM #1
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Bill Reddington
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Ah another Monday and you are right...back on the treadmill. Oh thats right..never got off the treadmill. Part of the deal. Keep Prospecting!

Sep 10, 2012 09:22 AM #2
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Li Read
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Seize the day, indeed.   I wonder how many former teachers are in this biz???  Good post!

Sep 10, 2012 09:29 AM #3
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Mary Ann Daniell, Realtor Killeen Fort Hood Texas
Coldwell Banker United, Realtors - Killeen, TX

You hit the nail on the head!   There are bad days in real estate, great days in real estate, and it is NEVER boring!   I went from being an accountant to teaching school and loved the feeling of completing a year and starting over with a new batch of kids..but real estate is a whole other type of satisfaction.. helping families find homes or sell homes is a great feeling!

Sep 10, 2012 09:33 AM #4
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Jane Peters
Power Brokers Int'l - Los Angeles, CA
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One thing we can say for absolutely certainty is that real estate is not boring.  No sirree

Sep 10, 2012 12:40 PM #5
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Carol-Ann Palmieri
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Hi Doug.  I'm a Gemini.   Love the madness!    They say former teachers make great Realtors!  

Sep 10, 2012 02:34 PM #6
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Marilyn Boudreaux
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Lake Charles LA Century 21 Realtor

I have embraced the fact that nothing is predicted and threw the day timer schedule out a long time ago---real estate is on the go be ready to go any moment LOL

Sep 10, 2012 08:13 PM #7
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Great way to say it.  I just thought of this: Real estate agents never die . . . their listiings just expire.  HA HA HA

Sep 10, 2012 09:47 PM #8
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Juli Vosmik
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Interesting that you put it like this, Doug.  It's just one of the reason I like being a Realtor® so much more than any of my previous jobs.  It's on going and always a challenge. 

Sep 11, 2012 09:42 PM #9
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Having the proper mindset and understanding that each deal is on its own timeline and that you constantly have to be prospecting for new business, great advice and perspective.

Sep 12, 2012 07:16 AM #10
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Regina P. Brown
California Coast & Country Homes, Inc. - San Luis Obispo, CA
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Yes, there are no dull moments in real estate.  Never stop on filling the pipeline.  Have a great weekend!

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