Oh, the weather outside is frightful

Real Estate Agent with Century 21 Judge Fite Company

What a week, we have had the worst weather in the Dallas-Fort Worth area that I can remember.

 But, I didn't let my week go to waste. I found opportunities to contact my Sphere of Influence,

 past clients, set up email campaigns, mail campaigns, and basically get alot of things going

that I just didn't have time to do before. I would be willing to bet that the majority of us, would

have just sat around watching T.V., and complain about the weather not letting us get any

work done, including myself, until the light came on. Remember, the bible says that a man reaps

what he sews, and if you don't sew anything, well, that's what you will reap. Not so very long ago, I was

looking for excuses not to do what it takes to be successful. Then literally one day, the light came

on, and I have been taking the actions to bring on new clients, and re-ignite the fire under the old

clients. Guess what, since the beginning of the year, I have been extremely busy. The reality of realty, is

you must now be proactive, and get busy, or get out. Don't blame the market, don't blame the credit

crunch, if you must blame anyone for slow sales, blame yourself. Do those just-sold calls, call the

expired, past clients, ask for referrals, pass out your card to everyone you meet. If you want to see a

return to the old good days, then it is up to us, the Realtor community, to bring it back. Let's get

hopping, and have a great year.


Comments (4)

Carol Zingone
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty - Jacksonville Beach, FL
Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS

Good post - we can always find a glass is half full mentality. Thanks for sharing yours.

Feb 05, 2011 12:33 AM
Tamara Elliott-Deering
Central Metro Realty - Austin, TX


I'm glad that I'm not the only one who was trying to get work done during our "winter break".  I'm also glad to know that it's paid off for you.  I'm at the slog stage, where I've been doing the right things but I haven't seen any results.  This is the period when it's easy to quit.  Thanks for reminding me of the light at the end of the tunnel.


Feb 05, 2011 12:37 AM
Steve Ewing - Keller Williams Realty
Keller Williams - Stockton, CA

Richard - One very good thing about the weather is that tomorrow it will be different.  Can not let the weather determine our attitude.  We just have to continue forward in-spite of it all.  Thanks for the blog.

Feb 05, 2011 12:38 AM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Being productive in the circumstances in which you find yourself is the only approach. It is all about finding a way to do something positive! The weather can be a challenge here as well - who wants to work when it is 80 and sunny in Florida in February?

Feb 05, 2011 12:44 AM