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Passion, lets rekindle it.

Home Inspector with Firm Foundation Home Inspections Inc

Before I start with my rant/praise (you will have to read it to find out whats in it) I want to take a moment and say thank you to the Osceola County Associatioin of Realtors for their "Rising Affiliate Member of the Year" award.

What did I do to deserve it? I have no idea. It might be that I bothered to become involved in my local Realtors Association and actually decided to give into the Association instead of usual "What's in it for me", and "gimmee gimmee gimmee my name is Jimmy"

The problem with most people is that they let their short term goals overshaddow their long term goals.

Realtors, loan officers, home inspectors, appraisers etc all want to make a living and there is nothing wrong with that, but unfortunately greed and on many occaisons desperation takes over and all that is focused on is the immediate problem/sale/paycheck that lies in front of us.

Each of our professions is one of professionalism, customer service and passion. The one ingredient so many have discarded is passion, we let the daily grind, stresses and strains sap our passion from us.

Clients notice this and if they take the time to interview the prospective team members that they are assembling for thei home sale/purchase they will in almost all cases side with the person who shows not just experience but passion as well.

The next few weeks are supposedly the "quiet weeks" for us in the industry, for those who are experiencing a "quiet" time, take some time off to rest reflect and reignite you passion.

My prayer for you is that 2014 be the year your passion for your carreer burns stronger than ever and may the results exceed all your hopes and dreams.

Merry Christmas to one and all.

Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Aubrey - you are right. You must have passion to really succeed.  Looks like you have it.

Dec 16, 2013 10:27 AM
Aubrey Kahn
Firm Foundation Home Inspections Inc - Kissimmee, FL

Thank you for your kind words Grant, they are an encouragement to me. Yes, I am passionate about people and serving them to the best of my ability. If the fire ever dies, I will close the doors and retire.

Dec 16, 2013 01:41 PM
Clint Mckie
Desert Sun Home, commercial Inspections - Carlsbad, NM
Desert Sun Home, Comm. Inspection 1-575-706-5586

Hi Aubrey,

I have been trying to join the local Realtor association for two years on and off. I can't seem to get anywhere when it comes to them calling me back.

Have a great day and Congrats.

Best, Clint McKie

Jan 10, 2014 09:28 PM
Aubrey Kahn
Firm Foundation Home Inspections Inc - Kissimmee, FL

Clint, I found the best way was to actually go to the Realtor Association office and made inquiries regarding joining the Association. When I looked at the initial "perks" of joining it didn't look like they had much to offer affiliate members besides allowing us to sponsor events and pay for thing that Realtors could enjoy.

Once I looked deeper, I found that I could not only participate but that the benefit of being able to interact with Realtors on their home turf enabled me to build some great relationships.

This year I sponsoring training once more but am also becoming more involved. I am now part of 2 committees and this will also cement relationships and give more credibility with some of the top agents in the county.

Go pay them a visit, you might be surprised how receptive they are to having a highly rated Home Inspector in their midst.

Jan 11, 2014 09:02 AM