As Realtors, Could It Take 18 Years To Reach Our Goal?

Real Estate Agent with Oakstone Properties, Homes in Richmond VA

I hope it does not take 18 years to reach my goal.  I can see why it took them that long though.

April 6th, 1909 one hundred years ago today, the North Pole was reached for the first time by Robert Peary and Matthew Henson.  The task was not an easy one.  The explorers and their team of men and dogs made practice excursions twice, to practice their methods and skills for dealing with the harsh conditions and sometime -50F temperatures.  It was an 18 year long endeavor from the days of organizing the team, until they actually arrived at the pole.

Nate Rowe
The Nate Rowe Group


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Comments (13)

Bob Foster
Century 21 Lanthorn R. E. Ltd. Belleville, Ontario - Belleville, ON

Hi Nate.

Sorry, I guess I don't have the patience of Admiral Peary.

How about 18 months?

Apr 06, 2009 03:33 PM
Sandra Mathewson
RE/MAX 4000 - Grand Junction, CO

I will keep you in mind...I service a naval air station and you may have some relocating.


Apr 06, 2009 03:36 PM
Jon Wnoroski
America's 1st Choice RH Realty Co., Inc. - Green, OH
Summit County Realtor

Hi Nate - I'm not as patient as I should be.  I want instant gratification and 18 years to reach a goal certainly wouldn't be my idea of happiness.  lol

Apr 06, 2009 03:38 PM
Debra Cernick
DeShazer Ryan Realty - Libby, MT

18 years-- well I guess if YOUR goal is to reach it in 18 years then it is fine-- as for me and my house-- 18 months!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Apr 06, 2009 03:40 PM
Greg Nino
RE/MAX Compass, formerly RE/MAX WHP - Houston, TX
Houston, Texas

Interesting story, really.

Apr 06, 2009 04:00 PM
Kym Wright
Prudential California Realty - Olivenhain, CA

That is a great story of determination (stubborness?) Thank goodness that all walks of people exist.  I think if everyone were sales people we would probably never know what existed there! :)

Apr 06, 2009 04:32 PM
Terry Chenier
Homelife Glenayre Realty - Mission, BC


Sory, I don't have 18 years to reach MY goals. Dogs or no dogs.

Apr 06, 2009 05:18 PM
Regina P. Brown
MBA Broker Consultants - Carlsbad, CA
M.B.A., Broker, Instructor

In today's fast-paced market, I think that 18 days is great!  Not years....

Thanks for posting your blog at

Regina P. Brown

Apr 06, 2009 06:11 PM
Caren Wallace
Premier Property Group LLC - Tualatin, OR
Portland Caren Real Estate

Nate, I have been a Realtor for over 30 years and I am still evolving with the business! I will keep reaching for the business in every new way that comes down the internet superhighway!!

Apr 06, 2009 10:35 PM
Wendy Welborne-Kimery
Keller Williams-Lake Norman Mooresville,NC - Mooresville, NC

I say somewhere between Regina's (18 days) and the others (18 months).  Have a great week.

Apr 06, 2009 10:55 PM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Nate, Good post. Thanks for sharing. Keep posting best.

Best - Sash

Apr 06, 2009 11:17 PM
Kathy Toth
Ann Arbor Market Center Keller Williams - Ann Arbor, MI
Ann Arbor Real Estate Experts - Kathy Toth Team

Well, in our world where microwaves often take too long, I would have to say I don't think I know anyone who would be willing to wait 18 years for something to happen.  But thanks for the info about the North Pole!


Apr 07, 2009 07:00 AM
Nate Rowe
Oakstone Properties, Homes in Richmond VA - Richmond, VA
Realtor, Homes in Richmond VA

Bob, Sandra, Jon, Montana Sweetheart, Greg, Kymberly, Terry, Regina, Caren, Wendy, Sasha and Kathy,

Thank you all for commenting on my blog.  I will not let it take this long.  I wish you all the best and keep working towards those goals.

Apr 08, 2009 04:00 PM