What does it take to survive this RE market in SW Florida

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Igoe Realty P.A.

Being involved in your local community is very important when you have extra time on your hands.  In this market we can sit idly by and wait for the market to turn or we can get involved in our Communities and our Associations.

I have been involved for years with Kiwanis, Relay For Life and now on the Bonita Estero Association of Realtors (BEAR) Community Relations Committee as Chairperson. 

Nothing brings me more pleasure than to see those less fortunate provided with a special service or goods, like filling food pantries.  At the same time, people in all walks of your life and businesses get to know you for who you really are and when the time comes they need your Real Estate services, you'll be there for them.  It's all about sharing and caring.

I am a patient person, having waited out Short Sales, Foreclosures and financing contingencies, I funnel my extra energy in positive and uplifting ventures outside of my little circle of influence.  

I love my Real Estate business and my customers, they trust me and depend on me for my expertise in the business and rely on me for my constant updates and feed of information to them, whether in Blog or Email, mostly phone calls.  It's that personal touch they really need and appreciate.

Staying positive is a must, remember where you are, who you are, where you came from to get here and call on those that believe in you for their continued support and influence. 

Keep your education up to date, increasing your skills constantly, on line Webinars and education is available providing you affordable ways to continue your education and keeping your expenses down, like gas and auto, meals, etc.

Being an artist, I have created many wonderful flyer's, brochures, clay work, oil paintings, special creative gifts for clients, friends and business people enjoy and reward my efforts financially, helping me survive emotionally and financially.

So, remember your gifts of Charity and Artistic passions, they can all be rewards to your future in business.  It's not all about the right now, it's about the Now is Right!  Take charge of your life and Charge Your Life.

Comments (2)

Dianne Goode
Raleigh Cary Realty - Raleigh, NC
Realtor/Broker

What good suggestions!  You have to embrace your downtime in this business, and get things done you don't have time for when you're busy.   

Apr 19, 2011 01:26 AM
Jeanette Igoe
Igoe Realty P.A. - Estero, FL
CIPS, GRI, TRC, SFR, e-PRO, CFS,

That's so true, thanks for your comments.

There are two kinds of people:
Those who say, "I will believe it when I see it."
And those who say, "To see it, I know I must believe it."
May the joy be with you

Apr 19, 2011 01:53 AM