This Thanksgiving vs. last Thanksgiving

Real Estate Sales Representative with Westwood Metes & Bounds

I hate to remember last November but I do remember last November.  I was scared, worried, and completely quiet in the way of customers or clients.  All the financial woes were rearing their ugly heads and nobody was certain where the economy or our country was going----

Today I feel hopeful and grateful that I made it through the year.  My company has been very supportive of us through this period of time and has been constantly giving us food for thought to help our business.  I am happy to say that I am getting new people from my web site, my companies web site and my warm market.  This time of the year when it usually starts to slow down, it is not so slow I think in part to the extended and expanded first time home buyers credit.

It definitely is different.  I have observed , as in life, that the people who were able to adapt have done ok and the people who were unable or unwilling to adapt are gone.

The lesson in the experience for me has been "when you get lemons make lemonade".  "When you are not sure how to make lemonade, refer to the directions"

I am very grateful this year to also be a member of Active Rain.  I must say that a large part of my encouragement came from posts I have read that inspired me or comforted me or challenged me.  Thank you Active Rain family for all your support

Comments (4)

Richard Dolbeare, R(B)
eXp Realty - Wailuku, HI
R(B), ABR, CRS...Hawaii Multi-Island Specialist

Hi Sandy.  I'm glad you are one of those who adapted.  I certainly relate to your post as adaptation was key for me as well.  It was a healthy thing though as I broadened out from investor sales to homeowner sales which I had wanted to do anyway.

Aloha & best wishes.

Nov 17, 2009 12:34 PM
Bonnie Kappler
Century 21 Lake Tulloch - Copperopolis, CA
GRI, Copperopolis, Ca

Boy is that true.  It has been a scary year, but I had the best year in 3 years.  It has been fun also watching first time buyer able to buy at lower prices.  There always is a bright side to every situation.

Nov 17, 2009 12:38 PM
sandy reid
Westwood Metes & Bounds - New Paltz, NY
period homes, second home market

I have really enjoyed the first time home buyer process as well.  You are right about the bright side.  Thanks Bonnie.  Happy Thanksgiving and GREAT for your best year.  That is a major feat.


And aloha to you Richard and Happy Thanksgiving.  Wow, blessed to sell homes in Hawaii, wonderful!

Nov 17, 2009 12:45 PM
Renée Donohue~Home Photography
Savvy Home Pix - Allegan, MI
Western Michigan Real Estate Photographer

Feb 14, 2010 02:56 PM