"Excuse-itis" What's Your Favorite Flavor?

Mortgage and Lending with Equity Resources NMLS 67179 Licensed in NC

Your Attitude is Your ChoiceWe made calls yesterday to Real Estate Offices, and New Construction Subdivisions... and we got "Excuse-itis" everytime we got out of the car!  These places were all within 10 square miles of each other - so you would think the "health" of Real Estate in that little area would be relatively the same! 

At one stop, the Agents were B-U-S-Y!  I mean they were so busy no one has time to learn about using FaceBook to connect with past customers!  So busy no one has time to consider joining discussions on the hyper-local forums in thier office!  These folks were B-U-S-Y!... and a couple of them admitted they felt they are a little "old" for that type of stuff, "I mean REALLY?"

At another stop, the Realtors didn't have customers who "fooled" with all of that internet stuff.  Apparently people in that particular county don't look for information on the Internet (although we get calls from folks daily in THAT area looking for houses, and USDA Home Loans?).  These REALTORS don't really need to "Connect" to customer using a computer!... "I mean, isn't that what the phone's for? Just pick up the phone!"

The New Home Builders we went to see were FURIOUS that there wasn't going to be a BOOK for the Parade of Homes!  I mean there's going to be over 100,000 MAPS distributedExcuse-itis is an easy game to play! with detailed info, and website info, an ONLINE campaign on STEROIDS - but saddly since there is no plan for a BOOK, they don't think people will be able to find the houses... they don't want to participate!

It all started me thinking about MY attitude!  What excuses are holding me back?  Too Old, Not enough Education (about whatever subject), Not enough Experience, Bad Hair Day, Car's Dirty, I don't have anything to handout...

Excuse-itis is an EASY Game to Play!

Personally - I think folks are "Sick and Tired of Being Sick and Tired," and I think the best remedy is to STOP making Excuses!  Good Habits can be developed! If you envision the life you want to live, you can HAVE IT - if you change your HABITS and stop making excuses!


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Leesa Finley
RED Properties - Wake Forest, NC
RED Properties - Raleigh NC Real Estate

Great little pep talk this morning for all of us!  I decided a while ago that if it were going to happen it was completely up to me to make it happen AND all things are POSSIBLE!  Believe that!  For instance....Jeff Corbett will be at REBCRDU!  Just saying.....

Jul 30, 2009 12:19 AM #1
Mike Jones
SUNSTREET MORTGAGE, LLC (BK-0907366, NMLS 145171) - Tucson, AZ
Mike Jones NMLS 223495


Just what I needed to kick-start my day!  Thanks!!

Mike in Tucson

Jul 30, 2009 12:20 AM #2
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

We need to create our own opportunities and not get too worried when others fail to do so.

Jul 30, 2009 12:30 AM #3
Eleanor Thorne
Equity Resources - Cary, NC
Equity Resources 919-649-5058

Yep - Corbett and his relations DEFINATELY will show for RECBRDU!  Great Mantra for the day!

Jul 30, 2009 12:33 AM #4
Bob Haywood
McGraw Realtors - Owasso, OK

I love it that so many agents and builders are too busy or uninterested in using the Internet and Facebook to advance their business and careers.  Just gives me more opportunity to smoke them!

Jul 30, 2009 12:35 AM #5
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Eleanor and Cary,

Thanks for making us sit up and take notice! I'm with Leesa and believe all things are possible. Right now I've been so swamped I'm finally seeing light at the end of the tunnel but I still make time for AR every day and it is definitely worth the time and energy!

Jul 30, 2009 12:38 AM #6
Cynthia Tilghman, Realtor® Onslow County NC Home Specialist
Kingsbridge Realty, Inc - Hubert, NC

If we put the effort and time into what needs to be done that we do into coming up with excuses, we'd be well on the way!

Jul 30, 2009 01:41 AM #7
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

Well written Eleanor!  Quote on Twitter this morn; When patterns are broken - new worlds emerge.  How true.  Thanks for the attitude adjustment this morn!

Jul 30, 2009 03:31 AM #8
Frances C. Rokicki
Fran Rokicki Realty, LLC - Bolton, CT

You are so good!  This was amazing and to the point!  I sent this to a Buffini Member of ours in North Carolina.  She ia a Realtor and I hope that after reading this, she calls you!  No excuses:)

It's a Good Life!


Jul 30, 2009 10:05 AM #9
Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner - Grand Rapids, MI
Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re

Another good reason not to go into the office. I think it might be contagious. The "excuse-itis flu". I hear thery are working on a vaccine for it until then I'm staying away from large groups of agents.

Jul 30, 2009 02:20 PM #10
Eleanor Thorne
Equity Resources - Cary, NC
Equity Resources 919-649-5058

Fran - Thank you VERY much for the vote of confidence and the referral!

Terry- I think that's the best take on this of any I've heard!  It's fun though when you work with a group of REALLY energized folks!

Jul 31, 2009 04:37 AM #11
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