Are You Immune To The Changing Market?....

Real Estate Agent with La Rosa Realty

Every day, more and more agents are throwing in the towels to find other ways to make ends meet.  Some are finding it difficult to stay above water.

What is it that is keeping me in this business?  For one, it is because I am passionate about what I do and I am very determine to succeed in what I do.  I pay attention to the changing market and I do not wait on analysis to tell me what's wrong with my market.  I make necessary changes as I see fit.  I am willing to bend and I'm not easy to break.  When others turn up their noses at doing bpos, I continue to persist in doing them because in my opinion, it is getting paid to do a presentation.  The end result is getting the listing but I do not make that my biggest focus, my focust right now is keeping busy in this business and not giving up.  My past customers do keep in touch with me and I do likewise, referrals is also a part of my business and I sincerely appreciate the relationships that I have formed with others.

What is it that keep you in this business?  Why is it that you have not thrown in the towel yet?  Are you about to break?

Everyone circumstances varies and naturally you must do what will benefit you and your family.  If you want morale support, I ready and willing to offer some.  If you have a can do and a want too attitude, then you will survive in this business.

Comments (8)

Sonya Rosser
Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Metro Brokers - Douglasville, GA
Thanks for the post.  I stay in this business because I love it and man nor his statistics determine my destiny.  I am thankful that I really do know who my Provider is, Jehovah Jireth.  He has already told me I was going to be prosperous and successful in this business so I endure to the end.
Apr 24, 2008 12:29 PM
Todd Clark - Retired
eXp Realty LLC - Tigard, OR
Principle Broker Oregon

Like you, I started preparing myself for the changing market before it actually arrived. I was willing to see the bad times coming and adapted and now others are paying me to teach them how to survive!

Apr 24, 2008 05:52 PM
Netta Blackwood
Good Todd,  That's what I want to hear how many of us out there decided to keep our heads above water despite these changes that we all knew were coming.
Apr 25, 2008 01:49 AM
Jim Crawford
Maximum One Executive REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR

Great post!  None of us are immune to the market.   also feel that many in real estate are also find that the statement "All real estate is local" isn't true.  Real estate is a market of interdependencies.  If you cannot sell in Florida, you cannot buy in Atlanta.  If my home does not appraise in Las Vegas, I may not be able to sell and buy in another state.  If my home has dropped in value in California, I may not be able to buy in Boston etc.  I love real estate, but also can be discouraged that things are not what they were,a nd probably will not be for some time.

Apr 25, 2008 01:56 AM
Andrea Steele Atlanta, GA Realtor
Jenny Pruitt & Associates - Marietta, GA
I stay in the business because I think this is a great opportunity!  I received my license last September and in a way thankful that the market is slow so that I can take the time to learn the ins and outs of real estate.  I think if I as really really busy I would have lost my mind considering there is tons you have to learn as a new agent.
Apr 25, 2008 02:01 AM
Netta Blackwood
This is so true.  All real estate are not local.  Continue to hang in there Jim...
Apr 25, 2008 02:10 AM
Netta Blackwood
Andrea, real estate is really a wonderful opportunity.  Continue to see the positive side in this business and you will succeed.
Apr 25, 2008 02:11 AM
Abacus Properties, Inc. DBA Apple Dream Homes
Abacus Properties Inc. - San Diego, CA

Netta, I agree with you...I do BPOs to get REO listings, and instead of paying for prospecting, I am actually getting paid! In this slow market, BPOs are a steady stream of income.

Jun 27, 2008 01:34 PM