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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
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Consumers peruse these pages for information
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I just came back into the office from another Frisco Texas short sale closing. As I put away my file into the cabinet and calling it CASE CLOSED, along with that file, I put all my emotional baggage I invested into the transaction. It was heavy and burdening at times. Then, there are times I was on my knees praying for PEACE and direction. I have tried to walk away from it, calling it quits several times before the end. Then every time I feel that way, 5 minutes later, I pull that file out to give it another shot.
The doors closed on us several times. A couple of times, it slapped me smack in the face. HARD. Ouch!
Looking out of my office window, as the wind blew on my Japanese Maples and my Purple pin cushions, I am reminded about how each and every transaction has contributed to me becoming a better Realtor(R) to serve my next client.
I'm not sure if you have had smooth-sailing transactions ALL your career. But as I think back, I don't think that there were any smooth-sailing ones for me. Each one I thought it was, sometimes almost always come up - one way or another. Even those 800 credit score buyers with 20% down payment and good employment history. There are no slam-dunk deals.
In the midst of a transaction, sometimes people get too emotional and say things that they cannot take back. These are very nice people and nice people can get frustrated.
I wrote in my post last week about having the Courage to be the Best. I didn't realize that successful people must first need the courage to become. Success is a state of mind but the journey getting there wouldn't be made possible without courage, without sacrifices and without tears. Most of all, without fighting a good fight first.
As realtors(R), we fight our way through battles in every transaction. And sometimes, it feels we fight them with our clients too. Every transaction needs to have the emotional investment that goes into it.
So, who says that Loving to Look at houses is enough criteria to become a real estate agent? Those who are on the other side just never know how we truly do it every day and in every transaction. No one can really explain until they walk in our shoes. Be prepared for the emotional investment! It's not for the faint hearts.
Keep on fighting the good fight no matter what your battles are. I'm on to fighting my next transaction. Next!
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I proudly serve and sell real estate in the northern suburb cities of the Dallas metroplex. If you are thinking about purchasing or selling your home in neighborhoods of Frisco, Plano, Dallas, McKinney, Allen, Little Elm, Prosper, Celina, Richardson, Dallas M-Streets, Dallas White Rock Lake area and other surrounding areas and more importantly, want to work with a local area expert, contact me at your earliest convenience.
It is a competitive market, hence it is important that you choose to work with the realtor who knows these communities like none other. I employ a systematic market approachin selling your home - an intentionally unique proposal that most real estate agents do not use. If you care to be on your way to a successful closing, contact me immediately to see how different my proposition will be.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.