Never give up!

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Northwest Equity Home Sales

Kristyn Grewell, ABR GRI got me thinking about this.

Way back during the stone age of real estate (12 years ago) when I first started, I was virtually out the proverbial door. I had worked my tail to the bone every day, cold calling, showing homes etc etc and only had a couple closings over what I considered an extended period of time.

Nearly broke, beat to death and frustrated beyond all imagination, I gathered up the last of my energy, pulled myself together by my boot straps and convinced myself to do this one last thing, the Home and Garden Show. It was at our local Tacoma Dome and I worked the booth one day for about 4 hours.

During that session at the show I met many fine folks but one I will never forget. Him and his wife liked me and how I handled that booth so we struck up a relationship and started to look for homes, homes in the 3/4 million dollar range. Not bad for 1998 prices.

Needless to say they bought a home in a very exclusive area and that closing catapulted me into the next 12 successful years. I managed to become the top lister and sales person in the number one office in the entire County many consecutive years and now my wife and I own our own brokerage firm.

If not for that one extra bit of energy we wouldn't be where we are today. Never give up, success could be just around the corner.

Renee L. Norton
Birmingham, AL

You are right.  It's that extra degree that causes water to boil, and that extra effort that pays off! Wishing you continued success in 2010.

Jan 04, 2010 10:12 AM
Karin Elliott
IBA Realty Group - Big Canoe, GA
14 Years as a Broker & Making Dreams Come True

I love a good success story! You just never know what will be around the corner!

Jan 04, 2010 10:27 AM
Tom Brintzenhofe
Exit Diamond Realty - Wyomissing, PA


Here I Come!

 Thanks For the pep talk! Keep on pushing.

Jan 04, 2010 10:44 AM
Kristyn Grewell
CENTURY 21 Goodyear Green Edmond, OK - Edmond, OK
Edmond, OK Homes, Oklahoma Relocation Services

Thanks for sharing your sucess story.  I'm inspired to give my best effort at our upcoming event!

Jan 04, 2010 11:10 AM
Bonnie Vaughan
Scranton, PA
CNE SFR - Buyers/Sellers - Lackawanna & Surroundin

Thanks for sharing your personal story.  Many do not get up and brush themselves off when the going gets rough.

Jan 04, 2010 11:42 AM
Betty Knowles
Southwest Missouri Realty - Springfield, MO
Ready to sell? Call Betty!

Gene, you are a great example of what made this country great - hard working people who didn't give up.

Jan 04, 2010 02:23 PM
Gene & Kim Quinney
Northwest Equity Home Sales - Tacoma, WA

Thanks everyone! I hope all of you have great success in 2010! Knock'm dead Kristyn.


Jan 05, 2010 02:04 AM