What a pleasant surprise!! Outstanding Realtor of the Year!!

Real Estate Agent with Berkshire Hathaway First REALTORS®

This year started our rough for me but sure ended on a good note. 

I took care of my dying mother for the first 5 months of this year while trying to keep business on track.  As well as, having a Senior in High School and all the activities that go with that.  My mother died on a Tues. the same day as my daughters graduation photos, Baccelerate and my first of 2 closings that week.  Her funeral was on Saturday with dinner at my house and graduation on Sunday with party at my house.  Both of my clients did not know any of these events were happening and found out after their closings of the events of my week. 

They were shocked by the customer service received while I was experiencing the final days with my mother.  Both said they would not have been so demanding of my time had they known.  My response was:  THAT IS WHAT WE DO...ALL OF IT (BEING WITH FAMILY AND OUR CLIENTS) ARE ALL IMPORTANT IN OUR LIVES AS REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS. 

To end this story, our local Board of Realtors had our annual Leadership luncheon a couple weeks ago.  This is the meeting where several awards are given. The Outstanding Realtor of the Year is not given every year. As I sat there listening to the speaker read about this person and their contributions to their Board, fellow agents, clients,community and family I realized it was me.  What a shock.  I was speechless but humbled by the honor.

I wanted to share this with all of you because I know this year has been hard for all of us.  It isnt about getting awards.  It is about working hard for everyone we come in contact with.  Please keep focus on the real reason we are in this business.  No matter how bad it gets, it has to turn around.  Without some suffering the good days would mean nothing.

Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and Best Wishes to all AR friends in the New Year.

Comments (4)

Melissa Zavala
Broadpoint Properties - Escondido, CA
Broker, Escondido Real Estate, San Diego County

Congratulations! Even in adversity, we find strength--and you obviously were recognized for it!

Dec 26, 2009 12:54 AM
Katie McBride
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Hopkinton, MA
The McBride Team

You certainly earned that award!  Keep up the positive attitude.  Good things definitely happen even when we go through rough times.

Dec 26, 2009 01:04 AM
Diane Williams
Pell City, AL

Congratulations, also sounds to me like you earned the award. I'm sorry about the lost of your Mom.

Dec 26, 2009 01:21 AM
Jolene Archer
RE/MAX Solutions - Nixa, MO

Even though I have already told you CONGRATULATIONS on your award, I just wanted to add that for as long as I've known you, you always give 100%+ to everyone you know and in everything you do!  This award was much deserved!

Jan 04, 2010 02:40 AM