We sometimes do not perservere in real estate. Take a new look at a listings....change marketing strategies, make price adjustments, new photos as the seasons change, help our clients persevere. We all have had examples ....I just had a living example. My mother had a severe stroke five years ago. She was an example in how to over come change....how to hang in there, how to adapt.
She never complained through therapy. Her stoke initially left her paralyzed on the left side. She attended rehab stuck with it to learn walking, eating and basic skills. Her stoke tricked her by only allowing her vision to see the from the center line of her nose and right. So if you set diner in front of her she only could see what was on the right half of her plate. Rotate the plate 180 and then she could see the other side of the plate! It was extremely difficult. She eventually learned how the handle nearly all these changes. Many of these disabilities imporved over time.
My mother had many health issues that were working against her. Her lungs were riddled with scare tissue from over 40 years of smoking. After the stroke she was on oxygen 24/7 caring tanks, motorized pumps, yards of tubing to supply the precious air. She hated the hose, it cramped her style!
We have competition in real estate...sometimes the competition makes adjustments that affect our listings. We have to keep our marketing information up to date so we can understand the necessary adjustments to recommend.
My mother just kept making adjustments in her life to do more, to enjoy more. Our adjustments allow our clients to reach their goals too.
Four days ago my mother fell, hit her head...she was rushed to the hospital with a huge black eye from the fall. She really didn't remember how or what happened. They found a blood clot on the brain caused by the fall. Her condition deteriorated, we had emergency brain surgery to help save her life. She just didn't have enough working body parts to help her survive. Sadly she didn't survive....she passed away December 20th. She did that as gracefully as she handled life. She was 79.
We all can learn from people that have that little extra...and they usually don't mind sharing.