"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?
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 maybe methods you might find outdated by attending functions at your local boards, community events, local businesses and just chatting it up with your neighbors.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!
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. firstname.lastname@example.org