Wild Things Never Feel Sorry For Themselves! No Self-Pity!

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Real Estate Agent with Better Homes Realty - BH Referral Associates

Self-Pity

"I never saw a wild thing sorry for itself. A small bird will drop frozen dead from a bough without ever having felt sorry for itself."  D. H. Lawrence

Self-pity comes in spurts..with media..with projections..with speculations..funny thing..if only we did more..if only we made things happen...take the high road rather than cry that pity party or play the blame game.  Hasn't 2008 been rough enough?  And to think we could not wait for 2007 to end! :)

Enough with the blame...its time to move on..and truly get to work..the elections are over..the bail out..inevitable...ladies and gentlemen it is what it is...so what are you going to do about it to change it? Probably not much but what are you going to do to make it bearable for you to live with? 

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Here are a few suggestions..

Why not really educate yourself?  With training..about short sales and short mortgages and loan modifications..if we really cared about the people we service in our profession we would really take this time to educate ourselves after all we do talk about giving the best possible customer service in town, right?

Why not TRY to be 2009's media coverage for your area in real estate?  Places to go, things to do, successful sales that you have..maybe educating buyers and sellers..or even those wonderful market reports.

Why not TRY mix old school thoughts with modern day methods? With farming, with on line marketing and a great follow up plan..mixed with a with some self promotion and good old fashioned networking..don't forget those updated business cards and name tags too!

Why not get in front of more people?  Using a variety of methods... maybe methods you might find outdated by attending functions at your local boards, community events, local businesses and just chatting it up with your neighbors.  Pick up the phone, heck connect with classmates..get in front of more people..they can only spread your good name around!

Why not talk about the benefits about buying real estate today?  tax benefits, a place to call home, a stake in some land, the American Dream.  People dream about this all their lives..remind them it can be a reality..be proud of what you do..and why you do it every day.

I don't know about you but I love my profession..and just like a marriage..I am committed...there is no way..I'm going to let media or government or my peers affect 2009 for me....because if I have to do different things to get different results.  Guess what I will!

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If you are in then jump in..."Hello 2009..whatever you have planned??????"...Be Forewarned...I'm a wild thing and a wild thing never feels sorry for themselves!  We just find new ways!"

About the author- Midori Miller is a licensed real estate associate with CENTURY 21 Sundance Realty, Real Estate Trainer and Manager. If you are interested in a career in real estate please contact me!  All calls and inquiries are confidential.  CENTURY 21 Sundance Realty is located in Volusia County with 3 office locations to better serve the public.  Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach and Ormond by the Sea.   midorimiller@yahoo.com

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Awesome post! I have had my hand slapped as well and really do not understand it. Who would blog and spend all of this time if it were not somehow working. This is what I do for a living now! How can people not want to learn and be educated. The WWW is a FREE ZONE! I say go for it girl - Link and blog and share and tell me what I can do to help you!

JV = JOINT VENTURES! This means we help one another! Thank you for speaking on something so important!

 

PS...How can I help you Ms. Midori?

December 29, 2008 08:48 PM
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I'm a wild thing, too! Your blog post was nearly exactly what I have been spouting off around the office and facebook and wherever anyone will listen! Here's to a great 2009 for us both!

Happy New Years Midori!

December 29, 2008 08:53 PM
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Great ARticle Midori. Social Networking is a must for a realtor and the 2.0 realtor should be doing this regardless of the technology avaiable to them. What we see now is a lot of realtors saying they'll start blogging in 2009 when some form of social interaction online with others has been around even before AOL came about. Love your new featured post btw! :)   Here's hoping for a happy 2009 for you Midori. You are a beatiful person inside and out. Keep up the good work and thank you for everything you provide your subscribers (we're one of them). We appreciate it!!! 

Sincerely, Active Castellum ( CAstellum Realty llc - Lancaster PA Real Estate )

December 30, 2008 03:59 AM
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Midori - what a great post about social networking. I like the idea of being a wild thing, and not having self pity . . .

Wishing you and your family a happy, healthy and prosperous 2009!

December 30, 2008 09:50 AM
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 Midori Great post and as I start out the new year as both an agent and a home stager I will be digging in deeper , studying and working it.

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