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Time to Give Up Real Estate?

Real Estate Agent with Realty Benefit

Whether you are new to the business or have been a Realtor for 32 years like me, at some point you are going to ask yourself, "should I continue in this business"?

An easy question, but hard to answer. This is a tough business, and if you don't like it, you're probably not going to succeed.

In times like these more and more Realtors are asking themselves this question.

Many are in denial, just waiting for the market to turn around.

Others are educating themselves during the down turn, still waiting for easier, better days. 

Those that are to succeed in the business realize that the "turn around" may not come for several years (if ever). That we may already be in the middle of our "new normal" That if and when the number of sales begin to increase, so will the number of Realtors back in the business. I've seen it several times over the years.

So, what do you do?

Make a few decisions -

Are you staying in the business or not? If not, who would blame you?

If you do decided to stay, make the decision to put in the amount of effort to be successful in today's market. Don't wait for the future market reversal to save you.

Most importantly - do what you LIKE to do in Real Estate. If you like to knock on doors, knock on MORE doors. Make more expired calls, do more open houses. You are more likely to do it if you like it.

You all know what you need to do to be successful - so do it, or quit! It really isn't as hard a decision as you may have thought.

Paul McDuell




Michael Kitsch
Coldwell Banker - Katy, TX

Sometimes, the market is down.  Sometimes, it is up.  Cyclical.  Darn it!    (But, sounds like you made your decision and it worked out.)

May 20, 2011 03:52 AM
Rebekah Radice
Imagine WOW! Digital Marketing Agency - Burbank, CA
Social Media Marketing, Coaching & Training

I talk to people everyday that have been beat down by the business and can't find the fortitude to pick themselves back up.  It really is heartbreaking to see.  I so agree with you though - if you're going to stay in it, you must commit to giving it your all!

May 20, 2011 04:01 AM