What is so remarkable about the agent website I just finished? It's for a 91 year old real estate agent who decided she needed to boost her online marketing presence. That's right - 91 and a real estate agent for 50 years right here in Northern Virginia. When I got the call from Sandy Augliere on Friday, I wasn't too surprised since I had been in the Long & Foster Falls Church Office on Tuesday giving a presentation about effectively using web based marketing. What is more striking to me is that just the night before, I had purchased the domain name www.SellingLakeBarcroft.com thinking it was too good to leave available and surely one of the Falls Church agents would want it. Then Sandy called on Friday saying she had a listing in Lake Barcroft and it was the most expensive listing in the history of the community; a community she has lived in for the 50 years she has been a real estate agent. I said, "Sandy would you like to have the domain name www.SellingLakeBarcroft.com for your website?" And she thought that would be a pretty good idea, so that's what we've done.
Now I'm not a person normally prone to superstition and looking for "signs." But sometimes what we call "signs" are nothing more than life unfolding the way it is meant to. Every Thursday morning I get an email from Harvey MacKay and I have for years. He is one of the most inspirational business writers I know and his columns always provide something of value: a perspective that is fresh or a reminder of things worth remembering every day. His column on Feb. 28th was one of his best: Facts Inform but Passion Moves. It is about those who live life with great passion. And living with passion is surely a choice; one that I have made and one that Sandy Augliere has made too. Reading Harvey's column is to understand why those who love what they do truly don't work a day in their life. When I grow up (if I grow up) I hope to still be doing what I love at the age of 91 the way Sandy does it every day. She is a credit to the profession of real estate and an inspiration to all who know her!
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