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For those of us who are die-hard real estate professionals and decided to stick it out after the fall, we know we made the right choice. Now I cannot speak for all areas in this great nation of ours, but I can speak for the Palm Springs area, where we have been feeling a slight up-tick in sales and activity. Now, I certainly realize that our markets are an anomaly amongst California real estate, but I also know that our area is generally first to recover in such a market challenge.
For some the challenge was too hard and they could not stay on this island, a reality check indeed. The number of real estate agents who have let their licenses lapse is almost in direct inverse relation to the ratio of change in the supply of homes for sale and the demand (number of homes sold). I am not one to go around and judging others on their decision to get out of the business, and yet, something bothers me about those who give up right before they see the light at the end of the tunnel.
I have lived in the Coachella Valley for a long-time and every morning that sun comes up and every evening that beautiful sun sets over the mountains. When Realtors decide to call it quits rather than sticking it out for the long-term, they do a big disservice to their clientele and all the other Realtors that they network with, as they leave their deals, leads and network hanging. This is a travesty. I am very happy to say with a firm voice;
"I'm not going anywhere, I am here to stay, will do whatever it takes, for however long it takes. I will make good on all my commitments and never leave a client or another Realtor I work with hanging."
Many of us are serious about our chosen profession and we will persevere, I sincerely hope you feel the same. I see things moving, homes selling, offers being made and I have been busy listing some excellent properties lately. Yesterday, I spent some time reviewing all the homes that have sold in Palm Desert, Palm Springs, Rancho Mirage, Cathedral City, La Quinta and Indian Wells. I was looking for clues to better myself and help my associates and network of friends in the real estate business. It is the least I can do to help my clientele.
Instead of allowing that negativity to feed my biofeedback, I loaded up with knowledge in my market. Why, because when the going gets tough, the tough get going and if you feel the same way, then we should be working together. My father used to tell me when growing up;
"Take the high road, live with integrity, stay positive and work hard - a handshake goes along way. Do what you say you are going to do, and do it right the first time."
My dad was right and if you believe in those same things and plan on doing what is fair for all concerned, well, I'd certainly like to work with you. Please leave a comment below and introduce yourself. - Elaine
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.