THANK YOU, 2008.....AND A GOOD NEW YEAR'S EVE OMEN FOR 2009

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Real Estate Agent with www.ExploreBeaufortRealEstate.com (Ballenger Realty) 27941

Beaufort, SC, Real Estate, Keith StrawnI don't know many of us whom would want to see another year like 2008, but did we not all learn a thing or two from the year that was?

I won't presume to speak for anyone else, but I can speak for myself when I say I got a measure of perspective from 2008. 

1)  I learned from 2008 that my beautiful, understanding wife and my six healthy children are much more important than the number of sales I close. Money comes and goes, but I've only got one chance with these guys to the left.

2) I learned from 2008 that keeping an eye on the outgoing cash-flow is as important, if not more important, as the amount of the incoming cash-flow.

3) I learned from 2008 that there is genuine opportunity for personal growth and reflection in a terrible real estate market. 

With all that in mind, I'm ready for 2009. There can be no more surprises. Can the economy get worse? Sure, but at least now I know it's a possibility, and I have girded myself for that possibility.

I stopped by the office for a short while on New Year's Eve, and happened to be the last agent to leave.  Before I did, a young lady and her son came into our Bay Street office, to ask for a map, and a few other sundry questions. She was visiting from North Georgia (north of Atlanta), and is pondering a move to our beautiful Lowcountry.

So, today, I will have plenty of wonderful family time of my own, but I will also have the opportunity to assist this young lady, as she decides if Beaufort is a place she might like to hang her hat. 

It was a VERY GOOD OMEN and a nice outgoing gift from 2008, which taught me quite a bit. 

 

 

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Keith Strawn
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Thanks to everyone for the kind words. I am blessed beyond words. 

January 02, 2009 09:07 AM
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Janet Guilbault
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I am a big believer in omens, and I would have felt the same as you. What a lovely family you have!

January 02, 2009 11:02 AM
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Andrea Palmer
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we all needed to learn again what the most important things in live are let's just hope we can remember that family, health, good friends, laughing and believing in good omens will make all of us better people.

January 02, 2009 04:18 PM
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