I am still in the Real Estate Business!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Shepherd Real Properties

I recently ran into an ex-BIC at a Business Expo networking event and he just assumed I was no longer in the real estate business because he wasn’t.  Everyone else he knew has quit and went back to work “a real job.”  He even talked about the person he sold his business to is out of business as well.

 

Well, anyway, he turned out to be the motivational speaker for that day.  (His new life after real estate)  He was bragging about how great he was and how much money he made and how I used to work for him, but things became too stressful and his wife said he could quit.

 

Quit???? I said to myself….never.  Lots of agents have given up.  I understand.  I had to cut back on some memberships myself, but I haven’t quit.  Every market we know of has its ups and downs.  It’s still a good business to be in.

 

I tried not to think about how he was trying to embarrass me after I told him I was still a realtor.  I should have really rubbed it in and told him I was a BIC, but I tried to focus on the good points of his motivational speech to the eager small business owners.  The only thing I came away with that he said was this:  We need a system.  No one knows how to operate in this new economy.  Everyone is turning to one another saying “I don’t know what to do, do you?  His point was, we are asking people for help who don’t know what to do.  Then he gave us a mind teaser test.  The first time, we didn’t know the routine, the second time we did and we all scored better.

 

The point is, find a systematic routine that works and do it over and over again, rather than trying to do everything too little and not seeing the results because we have moved on to doing something else.   Yes, I am still in the Real Estate Business; are you?

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Elizaabeth Ann Mosley, BIC

Shepherd Real Properties

 

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Mike Yeo
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It is a tough economy and you are right to find the right routine to help you sustain but never give up. 

Nov 05, 2011 10:09 AM #1
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Elizabeth Mosley
Shepherd Real Properties - Charlotte, NC
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Thank you Mike.  Finding the right routine and sticking to it is the challenge.

Nov 05, 2011 10:13 AM #2
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Steve Queen
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Congrats Elizabeth, It gets tuff sometimes but what doesn't. Good Luck and keep fighting!

Nov 05, 2011 10:37 AM #3
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Rick Irving
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Elizabeth, I have been in Real Estate for over 27 years and people still ask me if I am still in real estate. I am like you "Quit- Never!". I am in it for the long haul.
It was interesting what he said , "No one knows how to operate in this new economy.  Everyone is turning to one another saying “I don’t know what to do, do you?". Very good food for thought! What I used in the late 1980s and early 90s in that downturn will not work in 2011. Having a systematic routine is the key and I need to work on the systems.
Thank you so much for sharing! It certainly gave me something to work on so I can still be in Real Estate for another 27 years!

Rick
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Nov 05, 2011 11:40 AM #4
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Good for you for taking the high road and for making it in this business during a difficult time.  You will thrive over time since you obviously are good at what you do.

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