The New Year is Upon Us!

Real Estate Agent with Lake and Lodge Realty LLC

I have to admit I will miss 2010. It was one of my best years in real estate. Active Rain was a huge part in that as I am here reading posts every day at 4am, drawing from the positive energies I find. I know some had a pretty rough year and I love the way the thought of a "New" year spurs them but in reality true change comes from within. Lets all focus on not just saying Happy New Year, but living it. When you catch yourself speaking negative, ask "is this going to get me where I need to be?" and then put a positive spin on it. My New Years celebrations were not as elaborate as some. I spent the evening with my family playing Tiger Woods Golf on the PS3. If you haven't tried it with the "Move", you should. As much as I will miss 2010, I am really looking forward to making 2011 the best year yet. I wish you all the best of New Years and thanks for reading.

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Kathy Denworth
Century 21 Schwartz Realty - Islamorada, FL
Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo

My 2010 was so-so at best. Short sales killed me. I had too many things fall apart because of them. All in all, I can't complain. Hopefully those short sale will close THIS year, making it heaven in twenty eleven.

Jan 01, 2011 12:01 AM #1
Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

Randy - great positive energy in your blog! 2010 was my best year ever as well, and I'm thrilled about the potential for 2011. Happy New Year!

Jan 01, 2011 12:03 AM #2
Barbara Michaluk
Weichert Realtors | Silver Spring, MD Phone Direct 240-506-2434 - Silver Spring, MD
Leisure World Specialist / Full Service REALTOR

Randy, if 2010 was good then expect 2011 to be better!  Best wishes to you!

Jan 01, 2011 12:20 AM #3
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty - Scottsdale, AZ
Serving Scottsdale, Phoenix and Maricopa County AZ

Wishing you and all the commenters here a very Happy and Prosperous New Year!

Jan 01, 2011 12:25 AM #4
Tom Priester
Paradise Sharks - Jupiter, FL
Paradise Sharks

Randy, a very Happy New Year to you. May 2011 be one filled with good health, much happiness and tremendous success with your business. Cheers!

Jan 01, 2011 12:43 AM #5
Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner - Anderson, SC
Selling the Upstate since 1989

Hope your 2011 is the best ever.. Glad you had a good 2010 too!! Personally, I'm glad that year is OVER!

Jan 04, 2011 10:56 AM #6
Michelle Gibson
Hansen Real Estate Group Inc. - Wellington, FL

Randy - Happy New Year!  I bet 2010 will better than 2011.

Jan 04, 2011 01:20 PM #7
Kate Bourland
Marketing with Kate - Redding, CA
Onlilne Marketing Mobile Marketing

I like that.  It's nice to hear that someone had a great year.  Sometimes we tend to focus on the negative.  there are some who are doing extremely will in this market!

Jan 04, 2011 03:55 PM #8
Jennifer Fivelsdal
JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571 - Rhinebeck, NY
Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection

Randy I hope 2011 will be even better.  AR certainly have a positive effect on our business.

Jan 06, 2011 02:46 PM #9
Lottie Kendall
Compass - San Francisco, CA
Helping make your real estate dreams a reality

Hi Randy -- I like your attitude. 2010 was an acceptable year for me; the 4th quarter was fantastic; I see that excitement continuing into 2011. I have one closing set for the end of January; I'm writing up on offer tomorrow for an all-cash buyer--we'l see how that plays out; I showed property yesterday; I'm showing another client a house tomorrow -- people are feeling confident here on the San Francisco Peninsula!

Here's to 2011--may it be the best year yet!

Jan 08, 2011 04:49 PM #10
Connie Harvey
Pilkerton Realtors - Brentwood, TN
Realtor - Nashville TN Real Estate

Randy, happy new year to you. I am very excited about 2011. I think it's going to be a great year!

Jan 10, 2011 07:50 AM #11
Mel Wagner
Knipe Realty - Salem, OR
Principal Broker/Agent Salem Oregon Real Estate

Randy-I was fortunate to have one of my best years also in 2010.  I am so happy you did too.  I am looking forward to 2011 and it has to offer.  I love your thought about changing your thinking when you catch yourself thinking negative.  This is something that I also worked on last year and I believe that is what helped me with my success.  All the best to you this year!

Jan 13, 2011 03:49 PM #12
Jason M. Keith
Caliber Home Loans - Parker, CO
Equal Housing Lender

Randy, Glad to hear you had a great year in 2010.  Hopefully you won't miss it for too long as you have a more successful year in 2011!

Jan 14, 2011 04:24 AM #13
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