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Being the Capricorn I am change does not come easily for me. I am one of those spirits that in order for change to happen it has to come about with the same passion and spirit of what I am leaving behind. So when I changed careers 17 years ago it was my passion to be a Realtor that was pushing me forward.
From the very moment I put on that real estate hat I went to work. Work on building, learning, growing and exploring. On adapting, juggling, stumbling and sometimes struggling. What kept me going through it all and, to this very day still does, is the passion to be and live my life. A life that allows me to help and impact others in a positive way.
Today many agents and many in professions that surround us agents have closed their doors, have lost their passion or never really had it in the first place. Many came into the business in the boom times thinking what an easy way to make some big bucks. No work, no worries, just money, money, money for me, me, me.
Many who have gone by the wayside surely did not have the passion. Their priorities were themselves. 'Them before others. Then when life changed and challenges came about and 'others' had to come before 'them' they fled. Oh no, 'me' is no longer #1. Being in real estate has always been a life chosen with 'them' in mind. It's when 'me' gets in the way that you ultimately fail.
When I look back at my 'other life' there were many challenges there also. One year business was booming, the next not so much. We juggled, we learned, we explored new avenues to generate good will and revenue and we kept plugging along. Passion was alive and we thrived becuase of it.
Today's unique challenges are not easy by any means. But as Professionals in our chosen field we too learn to juggle, to learn, to explore new avenues, to generate good will and revenue just like we did in our previous lives. Back to Basics is something we never left behind because we were passionate about keeping it alive. Our passion is who we are when all is said and done.
Passion for our work, our life, our unique qualities that allow us to impact so many lifes in a positive fashion is what brings each of us through the rough times and unites us as equals. Those of us left standing are doing so with passion.
Our passion is what will keep us alive, today, tomorrow and everyday thereafter.
About the Author- Martha Brown is a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS) whose passion is homes in the Annapolis MD area and surrounding communities. As a 3rd generation Annapolitan she writes about her experiences in and out of the real estate market. Martha has been a local Realtor(R) since 1992 of which all have been associated with Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc., the largest independently owned real estate company in the Mid Atlantic.
Martha would love to hear from you so give her a call any time. Sharing her Annapolis MD area expertise is her passion. You can reach Martha at 410-440-7839 (cell) or 410-260-2800 (ofc)
Every effort has been made to assure that the information in this blog is as accurate as possible. Martha Brown of Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. disclaims any implied warranty or representation about it's accuracy, completeness or appropriateness for any particular purpose. This includes but is not limited to any information provided by third parties which is accessed through this blog via a hyperlink.
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.