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My Second Ride On This Real Estate Roller Coaster

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Killian Properties (Oklahoma & Texas)

I've been around long enough to have survived housing bubbles and crashes before.  The most memorable was during the savings and loan collapse in 1989.  It was devastating for many, including people like me who were single parents, raising children and depending on real estate for their living.  I survived and I can tell you, you will survive too if you don't lose your head. 


If whatever you are doing isn't working then venture out into another direction.  Don't forget your best leads usually come from friends and family and keep reminding them you are in the real estate business and even a lowly referral can put groceries on the table.  I use to think that my entire family already knew I was in real estate and therefore I didn't need to keep reminding them, until I had a brother call me up and tell me he'd bought a new house and thought I'd be happy. Then a very good friend told me they'd put their house on the market and asked what I thought of the real estate company they'd chosen.   People who don't make their living selling real estate have no idea that you can benefit even if you live across the country and friends and family are usually happy to help if you explain how a referral works. 


I love Facebook and Twitter and I never fail to remind people that no matter where they are, if they are buying or selling, I can benefit if they will contact me first.  I explain that it's painless to them and helps me out a great deal.  I've noticed since I've been posting these little reminders, my referral business is outweighing my regular real estate business and that's fine with me.  A referral is not only painless for a friend or family member, it's pretty darn painless for a Realtor as well. 


HAPPY TRAILS, Y'ALL..........................

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Edward & Celia Maddox
The Celtic Connection Realty - Queen Creek, AZ

Good article. Thanks. We learn a lot from Active Rain blogs. Best Regards,

Dec 12, 2009 02:20 AM
Li Read
Sea to Sky Premier Properties (Salt Spring) - Salt Spring Island, BC
Caring expertise...knowledge for you!

Good post!    Very timely reminder that it's up to us to keep "ourselves" and what we "do", front and centre.

Dec 12, 2009 03:05 AM