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

Real Estate Agent with KW Elite

   I just ran into this Post , but it is a MUST READ for all agents who have a Drunk Monkey on

their shoulder who is tanking their career ! Your sub conscience (or inner manager/self talk)

is often working completely against you in your attempt to build a successful real estate career !

It is crucial that you learn how to silence this foe ! Enjoy .........


Original content by Vanessa Calhoun 316636

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.

Helping Distressed Property Owners In Coweta and South Fulton Counties Is Our Number One Goal!!! We CAN Help You, Too!!!

Vanessa M Calhoun, Realtor

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Michael J. Perry




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Comments (6)

Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Michael J. Perry ,

Excellent post to re-blog..I missed it and am off to comment on Vanessa's post! Thanks for sharing!

Feb 14, 2016 09:48 PM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Sadly there to many monkeys in the business world.   We need to clean house of them



Feb 15, 2016 09:20 AM
Curtis Van Carter
Better Homes & Gardens Wine Country Group - Yountville, CA
Your Napa Valley Broker Extraordinaire


I have to admit, it took me some time to truly read this entertaining read. Thanks for reposting it for I would have missed this bit of wisdom. cheers cvc

ps I do not like bananas, Chita forgiven

Feb 17, 2016 07:45 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

Hi, Michael...I love Vanessa's style. This is very entertaining. I'm glad she killed that monkey not only once, but twice. 

Feb 18, 2016 10:22 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

This is a great reblog, Michael. The title grabbed me immediately. Off to comment

Enjoy your weekend, and no monkeys


Feb 20, 2016 12:28 AM
Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

This reblog has had over 650 + views to date !

Feb 12, 2017 08:09 AM