I've killed my drunk monkey.....AGAIN!!!

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Real Estate Agent with PalmerHouse Properties & Associates, LLC 316636
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When I began my career in real estate 7 years ago, I quickly learned to adapt to the world of declining home prices, BPO's, REO's, Short Sales, Asset Managers, yada yada yada.....you get the picture. Almost overnight, my entire business was centered around the distressed market. From a business standpoint, it didn't bother me. In fact, it fit right into my loss mitigation background and appealed to the analytical party of me. It wasn't the best scenario and could be extremely volatile at times, but it paid the bills and I was good at working the market (still am). So, I turned a deaf ear to the drunk monkey telling me that I wouldn't be able to make a living in the distressed market because it was saturated with agents. I told the monkey to shut up when he told me that I didn't have enough experience to make it in the distressed market because it was saturated with agents who'd been in the business for 10+ years. Finally, I smothered him with a pillow after he told me that 2012 was a fluke and that my business wouldn't be that successful again....

Well, the market has changed again.... and he's reared his ugly head. He'd actually almost convinced me that I knew nothing about the traditional re-sale market and that I wouldn't be able to transition my business in the manner that it needed and 2013 would be horrendous for me! WHAT????? Well, I looked that monkey square in the face and told him that because of my keen ability to research and study market trends brought on by many years of completing BPO's, I wouldn't have an issue with properly pricing a property to sell. I told him that because I'm actually used to completing monthly marketing reports on all of my listings, monthly CMA with marketing plans for normal market sellers would be a breeze! I finally told him that because I was able to maneuver through one of the tougest real estate markets that our Country has ever seen, my problem solving skills are fine tuned and remarkable! Then.....I laced his banana with cyanide.

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Fernando Herboso - Broker for Maxus Realty Group
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Adaptability is a very important trait for any successful real estate agent .  ..seems like you are on! 

Feb 18, 2013 10:46 PM #1
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Bill Gillhespy
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Hi Vanessa,  Your positive attitude will assure you many successes.  Slap that damn monkey !

Feb 18, 2013 10:47 PM #2
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Vanessa Calhoun
PalmerHouse Properties & Associates, LLC - Atlanta, GA
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@ Fernando... you're right! Adaptability is key for our business!!

@ Bill.....thank you for making me spit my coffee early in the morning! Lol!!!

Feb 18, 2013 11:00 PM #3
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Michael J. Perry
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Great Read ! This should have been a Featured Post !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Feb 14, 2016 09:12 PM #4
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Vanessa Calhoun
PalmerHouse Properties & Associates, LLC - Atlanta, GA
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Lol! Thanks! Happy Selling!!!

Feb 14, 2016 09:15 PM #5
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Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
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Good morning Vanessa,

I just caught this post when Michael J. Perry re-blogged it. Good read...I'm hoping this post gets featured.

Feb 14, 2016 09:50 PM #6
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Vanessa Calhoun
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Thanks!

Feb 14, 2016 10:52 PM #7
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Debbie Laity
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I love this story, Vanessa. It's very entertaining. I'm glad you killed that monkey not only once, but twice. 

Feb 18, 2016 10:20 AM #8
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Vanessa Calhoun
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Thanks, Debbie! I'm having to kill that drunk monkey on a daily basis, now! Lol!

Feb 18, 2016 03:46 PM #9
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This is a terrific story, Vanessa. What a great way to think about all those negative thoughts that pop up and threaten us. I guess I have killed a few monkeys but haven't thought about it that way before. Love it!

Enjoy your weekend!

Jeff

Feb 20, 2016 12:31 AM #10
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Vanessa Calhoun
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Thank you!!!!

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