In the past, I've mentioned countless times that I love sports and see a direct correlation between my participation on team sports during my past and my philosophy of "team" within my present business. For me personally, this concept just seems natural and works well.
Presently, I am in "team"-building mode. I am actively seeking to expand and strengthen my team by reaching out to those I wish to broaden and build strong relationships with. This includes referral partners, co-workers, and new loan officers. I'm planning and building the foundation for a new improved expansion team.
While many others may see the present as a time to play ultra-conservatively or to just maintain the team's status quo ... as my team's "coach", I see it as a time for planning, building, and implementation of a new improved game strategy.
I've got the present team members working out harder and smarter ... and I'm out scouting for new team members as well. After the turmoil and slow challenging market of the last few years, I am eagerly anticipating the return of a healthier economy and real estate industry ... and the friendly, healthy competition it brings.
And ... I want to be ready. If there is one thing that my 30+ years of experience has taught me regarding real estate ... it's that it's cyclical and we suffer highs and lows.
Obviously this last low has been a "beaut" ... knocking many of our industry's team members off the playing field, off the bench, and out of the stadium. But the fact remains, the industry has always bounced back and survived ... and we'll play another round of games. The rules of the game may have changed some along the way, but the game will go on.
I'm increasing my "fitness" now, so I'm ready to play and compete!