Having a good wife is *key* to having a successful business

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Having a good wife is *key* to having a successful business



With Labor Day fast approaching, we reflect on what we have done so far this year as the 3rd quarter comes to an end. I was having a conversation during lunch the other day with one of my colleagues Jeff. He mentioned that this year is going well so far and that he is out producing last year's figures. Many times this year when I speak or hear other agents talking, they moan and groan that things are not like they used to be in the good old days. This was the same mindset that Jeff had possessed earlier in the year. But something happened that caused this reversal of cycle.

Well, zipping through is a light at the end of the tunnel. Jeff had a miserable start to the year and he was down like Eyor from Winnie the Pooh. Several transactions opened and fell apart and he was left with a donut at the end of the day. You see ... working for free is no laughing matter in our industry and it can be depressing. Then something wonderful happened. His wife became his coach ... at a lower cost than the 'professional coaching' out there. The reason for his turn around was his wife. There were times when things don't go as planned but his wife was always there to instill in him the confidence that things will always turn around. He had always possessed confidence but when you stuck in the box it is another story.

After her pep talk, he kept at it and as things would revolve, everything turn around for him. Being in this business is tough as it is, especially during these trying times as many agents fell off the edge like waterfalls streaming down Niagara. Woosh! Because of the extra encouragement and hope that his wonderful wife instilled in him, he was able to plow ahead and succeeded in accomplishing his goals he had originally planned.

I can see the truth in his sage words. When push come to shove, you need the help of your wife to provide that proverbial boost to keep you going. Incidentally, I read that alot of folks are going through divorce during rough times because of financial reason. Maybe these same folks need to stop and ponder about not dwelling on the negatives and endeavor to see the positive side of the matter. It is the way to nirvana...or at least close to it. Stress can be grueling. So for those with wonderful and supportive wife, hold on to her and don't let her go. They are a rare specimen and hard to find. If she is not, dump her and find another one quickly! j/k, never mind the last sentence. :D





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Tim Lorenz
TIM LORENZ - Elite Home Sales Team - Mission Viejo, CA
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Congratulations on a great wife coach.  It really does help.

Sep 02, 2011 06:51 PM #1
Andrea Bedard
Thompson Company, REALTORS® - Silver Spring, MD
M.A.; REALTOR® Silver Spring, MD and beyond

David, I couldn't agree more. One can only truly be successful with great support. Often times we find ourselves on a roller-coaster: one day the transaction is going well, the next it is falling apart. Sometimes we need to vent (I've found AR to be the perfect place for that one) and other times we just need the words of encouragement (again, AR members are fantastic in that department, too). I wouldn't be where I am without my hubby - to have someone by your side who believes in you, is the best support system.

Sep 02, 2011 06:59 PM #2
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
General Contractor, Dry Rot and Water Damage

A good woman can make all the difference in being happy in life. If you have one, work to keep her.

Sep 02, 2011 07:00 PM #3
Michelle Cherie CarrCrowe Just Call...408-252-8900
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Family Helping Families Buy & Sell Homes 40+ Years

I have a good husband instead but the truth about loving support still stands.

Sep 02, 2011 07:20 PM #4
David Dee
RMX REALTY - Alhambra, CA
Real Estate - San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) & N. Orang

Tim, a great wife can make a great life!

Andrea, support is the foundation that keeps the house and so does a relationship. How one copes with the down spirals of life that will create the vision for one to ascend to greatness. Keep the faith and one can reap the rewards.

Tom, well said.

Michelle, support and love does go a long way!

Sep 02, 2011 07:32 PM #5
Ron T. Weems Jr.
Weems Property Group | KW North Sound - Bothell, WA
Managing the details one home at a time.


I agree totally. If it were not for my wife constantly giving me support about my business, I probably would have quit a long time ago. She always tell me when times get hard to hang in there and keep working. She motivate me when I get down and I love her for being the person she is.

Sep 02, 2011 07:52 PM #6
David Burrows
Classic Realty - Fairfax, VA
No Pressure, Just Seriously Devoted to Real Estate

David I really agree with you. My wife motivates, encourages and most of all continues to believe in me.

Sep 02, 2011 08:10 PM #7
Brian Madigan
RE/MAX West Realty Inc., Brokerage (Toronto) - Toronto, ON
LL.B., Broker


This is a good point. If you have a supportive wife it can work wonders even if she is not your coach.


Sep 03, 2011 11:16 AM #8
David Dee
RMX REALTY - Alhambra, CA
Real Estate - San Gabriel Valley (L.A.) & N. Orang

Ron, looks like you've got yourself a fine woman. Hang onto her and don't let go!


David, you're a lucky man to have an inspirational wife!


Brian, well said.

Sep 13, 2011 06:48 PM #9
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