"When The Going Gets Tough.......Only the TOUGH gets Going"....................!!!

Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX SOLUTIONS 9695882

It reminds me of the saying when the going gets tough on the tough gets going:

Ask Your Self If You are Tough enough to keep going or Do You quit Because it Tough.

  1. In tough times like our market trends in a slow market it is the only the professionals who delivers top service value oriented that will succeed .
  2. Real estate profession is not as easy as it seems, it requires hard work, total commitment to your clients putting your clients interest first or ahead your own interest at all times, it is not an 8 a.m to 4 p.m type of work, you have to have the passion for it as well.
  3. It requires being knowledgeable of your market and the inventory in your neighborhood and being able to analyze the houses in the market to know if they are priced right or not.
  4. It also, requires making investments in your self as an agent that is in-terms of education, attending quality tested seminars provides results and helps in your bottom line, invest in tapes and books that teach you the real estate basics that have been tested and we know that works.
  5. Attend free seminars being given by your Local Boards that teaches you how to make it in a slow or down market and take advantage of it for your benefits.
  6. However, the bottom line is any knowledge that you do not apply is ineffective until you start applying them you will never see results.
  7. Ask your self why are other agents still selling houses and listing houses still making money and you are not the answer will show you they are offering more services than you are doing and they are setting themselves apart from their competitors by doing things different than you are doing.
  8. This is just a food for thought i hope you will pick up something that will help you build up your courage to step out of your comfort zone and start doing those activities that you would normally not do in a hot market, like cold calling knocking on doors of FSBOS and looking for that business but you have to preparing self on how you would counter or over come various objections and rejections .

Comments (10)

Kevin Ray
Access Realty - Superior, MT
great post, thanks for sharing your list. You have some great points.
May 28, 2007 10:49 AM
Paul Anyanwu
CRS, SFR, Broker-Salesperson, Sales West Orange,NJ
Thanks Kevin Ray i appreciate your comments.
May 28, 2007 10:52 AM
Jeannette Neerpat
CondoDomain.com - Coral Springs, FL
e-Pro Coral Springs/Parkland Real Estate
Great post. I agree just because it's  a slow market, doesn't mean there is no business. Self persevence is real big right now. Thanks for the reminder.
May 28, 2007 10:54 AM
Michele Connors
The Overton Group, LLC Pitt & Carteret County - Greenville, NC
Your Eastern North Carolina Realtor

Paul, good pointers  - we are only as good as our efforts !

May 28, 2007 10:55 AM
Chris Molina
Cooper & Associates Real Estate - Elk Grove, CA
Realtor, Elk Grove CA


Great post.  It really reminded me of a saying that goes:  "The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result."  It's very true in this type of market where we must adapt to our environment and overcome.


May 28, 2007 11:00 AM
Kay Van Kampen
RE/MAX Broker, RE/MAX - Springfield, MO
RealtorĀ®, Springfield Mo Real Estate
Paul, just think!  When the market picks up, we are going to be sooooo busy.  Good sales habits produce great results!  Thanks for the reminder.
May 28, 2007 11:04 AM
Esko Kiuru
Bethesda, MD


Good motivational blog. In a tough market you must stay with it. A lot of lenders and agents cut back on their marketing when their numbers go down and that's exactly the wrong thing to do. The other aspect you mention is the education. Keep going to seminars and what not.

May 28, 2007 11:07 AM
John Caylor
Infinity Financial Group - Post Falls, ID
Post Falls, ID Mortgages
"Only the strong survive"  Great post Paul. Those are some very helpful and encouraging tips.
May 28, 2007 11:56 AM
\ bb
Halifax, NS
good post...you had me until #8.....still working on that courage thing for cold calling! 
May 28, 2007 12:21 PM
Paul Anyanwu
CRS, SFR, Broker-Salesperson, Sales West Orange,NJ
Thanks to all who has commented on this tips i appreciated your stopping by.
May 29, 2007 02:16 AM

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