Nurturing Your Business

Real Estate Agent with Pat Bennett Realty MA 9508945 NH 059297

Something occured to me recently while I was in my thinking mode, and I do this when I'm able, that any career needs constant nurturing.  Now I know that all business people understand and apply this but, I'm not so sure whether they know the steps to take.  When you consider the things you must do to get a plant to grow and better still, children, it takes all these things to further your business as well. 

Patience:  First and foremost.  To begin, set goals to get you on your way.  After getting your material together, for instance; planning, marketing, reading materials you now have the seed planted in the ground.

The Care:  As with a plant, it needs fertilizer, water and sunshine or medium sunshine.  So does your new work as a Realtor.  We don't know whether or not the plant is going to flourish, we can only hope that by  applying different methods we will procure a healthy plant.  In real estate, the same applies.  We have to take those steps, one at a time, to insure our progress.  Some have a green thumb and the plant seems to get by on its own, others need lessons in how to get the plant on its way.  Here, it's a matter of determination and how much you really want to see your business get on its legs.  Can't get discouraged or your business same as your plant will know it and begin to wither.

One step at a time:  Some of us started with a bit of unhealthy ground and had to completely dig up and fertilize the soil.  This means that it will take a little more time and if not properly cushioned financially, we will have to find a way to get through.  This might mean a part time job or some other sideline.  In any case if your intention is to practice real estate, no matter what the delay, you will achieve  your goal.

The Outcome:  When you see your plant thriving, you swell with pride because you know you did the best you could to make this seed flower into a beauty.  As with all things, the more effort we put into our labors, the greater the success.  I wish you the most beautiful garden for this year.

Ann B. Gravel, Realtor, E-Pro

Pat Bennett Realty

New Hampshire/Massachusetts


Comments (7)

Alan Bruzee
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Rockville, MD

Good post Ann!  Just like working with your garden, your business needs to be tended the same way.

Aug 09, 2010 01:31 AM
Yvette Chisholm
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Rockville, MD
Associate Broker - Rockville, MD 301-758-9500

Hi Ann!  Great post....I hope you have a beautiful garden and business year after year!

Aug 09, 2010 01:32 AM
Ann Gravel
Pat Bennett Realty - Plaistow, NH

Hey Yvette, thanks -- Wow!  that was a quick response.  The best to you.


Aug 09, 2010 01:33 AM
Rita Gibbons
MacDoc Realty LLC - Fredericksburg, VA
The Gibbons Group

Like our children and our gardens, our business needs care, nurturing, patience and time.  Thank you for the great post!

Aug 09, 2010 01:35 AM
Jim Frimmer
HomeSmart Realty West - San Diego, CA
Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist

I've never had or wanted children, but sometimes I sure feel like my business is an unruly teenager. LOL

Aug 09, 2010 02:18 PM
Rosalinda Morgan
Brookville, NY
"The Rose Lady"

Ann - I love your analogy of our business and the garden.  I'm a gardener and know a garden needs care and nurturing to keep it alive and growing well, just like our business. 

Aug 09, 2010 04:39 PM
Ann Gravel
Pat Bennett Realty - Plaistow, NH

Hi Alan, it's nice to see others feel the same.

Rita, I think this post has drawn out the people who nurture.  Thank you.

Jim, I have two sons who are bachelors.  One the same as you, can do without children.  But your comment is cute. I have had times when I felt the same.

Rosa, welcome fellow agent and gardner.  Thank you.

Aug 10, 2010 01:04 AM