Will You Remain Optimistic?

Real Estate Agent with Metro Brokers/GMAC Real Estate
 Will You Remain Optimistic?

Will You Remain Optimistic?
by Treci Cauthen, Metro Brokers/GMAC Real Estate
Atlanta Georgia Real Estate


The media with all its news of high foreclosure rates and a slowing market is really leaving real estate
agents with something to think about.  If that's not enough there's a lot of  lashing out of from seasoned
vets when working in the field along with articles and comments expressing that they hope the rookies
will jump ship.  Some are even predicting that there will be a large decline in individuals choosing real
estate as career path.  All this can be especially daunting to new agents.  I personally believe that if you
are determined to be successful in real estate and if this is the path that God has chosen for you that
there will be no stopping you.  So remain diligent in your study and find ways to be creative in your presentation and marketing.  Expect the worst and hope for best!


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Jared Hokanson
Hokanson Realty & Jared Realty Group - Medford, OR
Your Home Sold, GUARANTEED!*


A couple weeks ago I was at a birthday party of a friend and ran into an appraiser friend of mine.  As we were talking he mentioned that last year he had done 3 appraisals for foreclosures, in 5 months of this year, he had done over 80.  I view it as a bummer for those going through the foreclosure, and those professionals that know how to help people in that situation will be rewarded. 

Jun 16, 2007 12:01 PM #1
Ava Anderson
A-Z Atlanta Realty - Snellville, GA
Selling Atlanta from A-Z!


It is certainly a struggle to remain optimistic sometimes, but I believe if you plan on being in this business look term it's a must that you are optimistic.  One thing is for sure, buyers are still buying and sellers are still selling. 

Jun 16, 2007 12:17 PM #2
Matt Locke
Allstate Insurance - Alpharetta, GA

Good and optimistic news... I'm here as a start for the "points".    Secondly... I'm here to be extremely optimistic... In a industry that has resulted in a new insurance agent being deployed to each corner, the opportunity is still there. 

Being "here for the money" is a GREAT start to creating a interest in an industry... We are all trying to make a living.  There is optimism when the initial desire to survive can be converted into depth of ability.

When foreclosures are high, move into sales to investors or new home buyers with a desire to buy a "fixer upper".   When market shift happens, look to where it is shifting and find the new angle.  

You can do it and with your faith and trust in God...  There is comfort in knowing that God even provides the needs of the sparrow.  He may allow us to go through learning curves that are tough which does not mean we are gaurenteed the financial success of Steven Jobs or Bill Gates...  Work hard, work hard and work hard... You can do it! 

Jun 16, 2007 12:40 PM #3
Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

I agree with Matt..... Go where the market is happening......
Currently it is going to be foreclosures..... That is where to go.......

Staying in Gods word and looking to and honoring the One to whom all things must bow is the primary reason to live..... Keep yer perseverence!!

Jun 16, 2007 01:22 PM #4
Tina Smith
Metro Brokers/GMAC Real Estate - Lawrenceville, GA

Thank you Jared, Ava, Matt and Alexander.  You have all brought out excellent points.  I really appreciate your advice and I hope that others will gain something from it as well. 

And to all the Fathers have a lovely day!

Jun 17, 2007 11:51 AM #5
Jay Beckingham
Christensen Financial Mortgage - Port St Lucie, FL
Seniors ROCK!

if you became involved in real estate because you wanted a rewarding career, than if there is any way i can help you feel free to call on me. i will help if i can.

but for those who got involved in real estate because the market was active and their motives were not career oriented or they did not desire to help others, but solely saw an opportunity to make some easy money, if the must now leave the industry than so be it. 

i have been a mortgage lender since 1978 and i love what i do. i have been blessed to have a career that i so thoroughly enjoy.  

Jun 17, 2007 01:46 PM #6
Tina Smith
Metro Brokers/GMAC Real Estate - Lawrenceville, GA
Jay, thanks for the comment.  I agree with you 100%.  We all need to be as passionate as you.
Jun 18, 2007 02:21 PM #7
Danny Smith
Treci, I take everything with a grain of salt because I really know what actuality is! The news media does not sway my thoughts.
Jun 23, 2007 12:45 AM #8
Endea Thibodeaux
Lanham, MD
Solar Energy Consultant, CDPE, CLHMS
If this is what God has called you to do you will be blessed.
Jun 24, 2007 11:04 AM #9
Marie Kletke
iNet Realty - Long Beach, CA
Broker - Long Beach Real Estate
The news lies - This IS a great market!
Jun 24, 2007 12:12 PM #10
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