Stay Away From Negative People!!

Real Estate Agent with Real Estate

I don't know how many people have told me "The market is really bad right now. It's a bad time to be in real estate". And many other similar negative statements. If you listen and think about these things, they become part of your reality. If you dwell on them, worry about them, or let them affect your motivation, these things will become true for you. That is bad. Think the market is the best it ever has been. Think that you are going to find innovative ways to reach prospects, you're going to kick butt while all the others are bemoaning the poor market conditions. This will become your reality and you will have success.

In this line of work, if you have any friends or relatives that bring you down...they need to be talked too or "kicked" to the curb!!

I really felt like posting this because....we are the ones out there working for free and all marketing hard. So when you get in front of strangers....they feed upon your energy and attiitude and can sense when you've been hanging around your circuit of grouches too long...

Hopefully everyone heeds this I even have some negative people around that need to -exit stage left.


Comments (15)

Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Hi Mark:  Most of the time, your attitude is the only thing you have working for you.  Attitude is contagious.  If you have a posiive attitude, others around you will "catch" it, and be positive, too.  If you are around negative people, it is infectious.  If you catch their negativity... it can have a chilling... and even "killing" effect on your success, or lack thereof.

Even if you end up being alone because of avoiding negative people... you are better off... way ahead of the game.

By the way, how are things in Allen ?  I am in Fort Worth, and I love it here.

Oct 15, 2007 06:11 PM
Kirk Mulhearn
Prudential California Realty/Gem Mortgage - Long Beach, CA
Negativity attracts negativity, Negativity attacks positivity.   ktm
Oct 15, 2007 06:16 PM
Gary Bland
Century 21 All Islands - Lahaina, HI
I feel the same way.  You need to hold your head up and get the sales rolling no matter what.  Great Attitude and a smiling face will get you to the place you want to be.
Oct 15, 2007 06:18 PM
Bob & Carolin Benjamin
Benjamin Realty LLC - Gold Canyon, AZ
East Phoenix Arizona Homes
You are so right -- stay positive and stay away from negative people.
Oct 15, 2007 06:23 PM
Elijah Addo - Duluth, GA

Sooner or later you'll encounter a crisis in your life, and how you meet it will determine your future happiness and success. Since the beginning of time, everyone has been called upon to meet such a crisis. Close scrutiny will show you that most "crisis situations" are opportunities to either advance or stay where you are. Indeed, most changes in your life will be due to either "inspiration" or "desperation." Personal growth is the process of responding positively to change. Whatever comes your way, give it meaning and transform it into something of value. A precious stone cannot be polished without friction, nor humanity perfected without trials

Oct 15, 2007 06:46 PM
David Dee
RMX REALTY - Alhambra, CA
Real Estate - San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) & N. Orang


Great post! The law of attractions kick in here. Hang around those with positive mindset and you will go farther in life.  


Oct 15, 2007 06:56 PM
Nancy Brenner
Referral Associates of Georgia, Inc. - Roswell, GA
Roswell Georgia Real Estate Agent

I take the Mr. Roger's attitude to heart. 
"It's a wonderful day in the neighborhood!"

Everyday, I wake up knowing that I'm going to be talking to someone that is interested in either buying or selling some Real Estate!  It can't get any better than that!

Oct 15, 2007 08:05 PM
Gary J. Rocks
Juba Team Realty - Jefferson Township, NJ


I remain positive about the market that's because I do my home work and see by the numbers what is going on, its just a different market not a bad one.

When I hear people talk negativity about the market I encourage them to go find a job, why? Because its just one less person I need to compete with.

So, turn it around to your favor when ever you hear negativity.

Oct 15, 2007 10:21 PM
The All Pro Team
EXIT Realty Leaders - Crystal River, FL
Mark great post!!  Now is a great time to buy and if others don't see that stay away from them!
Oct 16, 2007 12:01 AM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County
We need to associate ourselves with positive people. Everything begins with the mindset. There is enough negative around and we need to separate ourselves from it. Excellent post.
Oct 16, 2007 12:12 AM
Tina Maraj
RE/MAX One - Fullerton, CA
Celebrating 30 Years of Real Estate Sales
You are absolutely right. To make it in this market we must stay positive and keep working!
Oct 17, 2007 04:31 AM
Christine Moscinski, Broker Associate Brookfield, IL

Great post!  I believe there are naturally positive people and there are negative people.

I am naturally optimistic and passionate about real estate so no one can get me down! 

If I hear any negativity, I always shoot back with a positive suggestion or thought so as maybe they will stop thinking that way - change their way of thinking!


Poweer of suggestion anyone???

Oct 17, 2007 09:38 AM
Gary J. Rocks
Juba Team Realty - Jefferson Township, NJ


Everyone, just got back from a Broker Open House and an Older women was there the Realtor said that was the mother. She started to tell me how bad the market was and how she had several of these listings to sell, I told watch what your saying! The agent said the mother is deaf and not to worry, well nothing but negativity came out of her mouth.

I told the agent I think the market is great and she disagreed with me so I said let me walk through the house. When I got to the room were the mother was she asked me for a business card and said this lady is a Putts!

Lesson to be learned, want to be negative? Keep it to yourself!

Oct 18, 2007 05:05 AM
Josh and Jenn McKnight Team
Keller Williams Real Estate - Horsham, PA
I believe in the power of positive thinking. Unfortunately the average person let's the national media make their decisions for them. I belive that is market can be as great as you would like it to be. If you are a good agent, you will be able to do well in all situations. Keep posting
Oct 18, 2007 06:06 AM
Gary J. Rocks
Juba Team Realty - Jefferson Township, NJ


That is a wonderful look on life that you have, we must be able to communicate this sense of positive being to others and that is where a lot of people fall by the wayside.

Oct 18, 2007 06:13 AM