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Carpe Diem and Door to Door Sales in Bellingham, WA

Real Estate Agent with eXp Realty,LLC, the Prefix of Real Estate BRE # 01933339

I relearned a valuable lesson this morning.  I was confronted with a door to door salesgirl.  She was all of 8 or 9 years old selling chocolates in our neighborhood for a school fundraising. 

I was impressed with her vigor and motivation.  She was across the street when I first noticed her, I was out on my porch talking with a neighbor.  She heard us talking as she was walking up the walkway to another home. Without any further thought, she came running towards us.  First words were, " Would you like to buy some chocolates?  She immediately saw an opportunity and pursued it. Live bodies.  No second guessing herself, no fear of rejection, just the pursuit of her goal, to sell her product.

She opened her box and displayed her wares, about 8 different varieties of chocolates.  She was even selling samples of each of these chocolates for .25 a sample.  Very effective.  Usually, I can't resist chocolate and, of course, today was no different, but.....I could not resist her. I was so taken with her forthrightness, her pursuit, her immediacy about seizing the day and the opportunity.

It's no different in real estate or life for that matter. We too have to seize those opportunities when they present themselves; the cold calls, the neighborhood meetings, the marketing, the tip given to us by a fellow colleague or friend, the follow through..... just as this little salesperson pursued her sale, we too must pursue ours. And with that same vigor and motivation, that thrill of the pursuit and then the reward of the sale.

I found a dollar and purchased immediately as did my neighbor.  Even had to sample a few!!

Carpe Diem!!


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Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573
Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker

She has franchised her business, has other kids working their tails off in 280 major markets and owns a stable of exotic cars she is not old enough to drive yet too. And you thought she was just a little girl peddling chocolates. Brownies can do anything. That Dale Carnegie for kids weekend seminar is paying off for her parents huh? (smile) Great blog post and the power of kids who say the darndest things according to Art Linkletter.

Apr 11, 2011 05:58 AM
Roberta Soares
eXp Realty,LLC, the Prefix of Real Estate - Huntington Beach, CA

Andrew, Thank you for the comment.

Yes, she was quite the entrepreneur.  I actually thought to myself," hmmm, future Realtor of America"!!



Apr 18, 2011 03:43 PM