Do you have passion for your profession?

Real Estate Agent RE# 118517

Hi all!

I was reading through the blogs today and I noticed a common theme in a few of them -- having passion for what you do. Do you have passion for your profession? I may be new here, but I always have my finger on my passion pulse for real estate, and it is still beating loudly. I use this as a litmus test to make sure I am doing the right thing by not only by clients, but by myself as well. If I'm not passionate about what I do, my clients will see right through me.

I remember the last time I felt a passion for what I do -- when I was flying. Everyday seemed liked an adventure and not the same ol' same ol' like other jobs I've had. I feel blessed to be in a profession where I feel that passion again. I look forward to getting up in the morning and facing the day head-on with a plan. I look forward to working with people and helping them with their goals and dreams.

I know, this comes off as really "Rah! Rah! Sis Boom Bah!" but I don't apologize for it. Yes, I'm new to the field and maybe the honeymoon hasn't worn off yet. But I also haven't seen any real compensation yet for my efforts and hard work, but I don't expect to just yet either. I'm only two months into this profession and I am still building my machine. To be perfectly honest, I fully expect that the fruits of my labor won't ripen for some time. And yet, I'm still motivated. I'm still passionate.

This isn't just another job to me. This is a profession, a way of life, a career. I was lucky once to have found a career I had passion for in flying. Dare I fly closer to the sun? Am I lucky enough to have another career I have passion for? That is a blessing, and I thank all the family and friends who have, and are, helping me along the way to succeed at my new found passion.

Do you have passion for your profession?

Posted by

James P. Reeves


Re/Max On the Lake

Rob Marken
Bend River Realty - Bend, OR
25+ years experience in Bend

What a great point, I agree that you really have to be passionate about what you do every day. Thanks for sharing your experience. 

Apr 02, 2015 05:14 AM
James Reeves
Bothell, WA

Thanks Rob! Have a great day!

Apr 02, 2015 05:16 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-739-3843

James, I'm about 10 years into it and every single DAY I feel passionate about this. YES, the paperwork sucks (sorry, it's just the way I have to say it--I can't stand the paperwork), but I am living a dream and my bestfriend who's been in the biz for over 20 years said the other day, "It's the best job in the world!" 

Keep that enthusiasm alive--feed it regularly and will only GROW and infect all of those around you with positivity and they will love working with you as a result. 

It shouldn't be too hard! 

May 11, 2015 02:07 PM
James Reeves
Bothell, WA

Thank you Gayle! I appreciate the enthusiasm in your words and your wisdom.

May 13, 2015 09:53 AM