Don't Ever Doubt Yourself - It's just that simple

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker AJS Schmidt
Lorrae Danzig Real Estate Agent - Audu Real EstateI have been in real estate now for just over 90 days.  On the advice of my Broker, Lola Audu, Active Rain was the first place I visited in order to learn as much as I could as fast as I could.  I agonized over posting my first blog, which I did just 10 days ago, because I thought to myself...What can I possibly write about that would be of any value to anyone? 

Then, last week, something happened that just made me laugh at my own fears and I wanted to share it.  I received a lead through a friend on 26 parcels of land that needed to be sold!  Exciting, I know!  So what did I do?  Called Lola of course! 

As we were discussing the phone call I was about to make, I said..."I am not feeling confident about discussing the sale of land, (especially 26 parcels of land), when I have never sold land before."  Without missing a beat, Lola asked me if I have ever successfully put a house on the market by myself.  My answer was yes.  She then asked me if that house was on land.  After I stopped giggling, I answered yes.  She then said the 4 words that have changed the way I think and consequently how I work- Don't ever doubt yourself! I think we can all benefit from that kind of encouragement because it really IS that simple.   

Please share this thought with your friends, your family, and especially your children.  It just may change someone else's life as well.  Thanks Lola!

Comments (5)

Ray Wilson
Meticulous Home Inspection Corporation - Bohemia, NY
NYS Licensed Home and Building Inspector

Lorrae. You must maintain a positive attitude in the real estate business. It is the only way you will survive. When I started my inspection business 4 years ago, the members of the local association made comments like "I hope you don't plan on making a living doing this" or, "Keep in mind this is only a part time type of business". It bothered me, but did not deter me. I now have a successful inspection business, and I never stop promoting myself. Good luck! -Ray

Jul 08, 2008 02:58 AM
Renae Bolton
Marketing 4 Realtors - Garfield Heights, OH
I'm your Professional Real Estate Marketing VA!

Happy 3-month anniversary, Lorrae!  "Never doubt yourself" is definitely a good motto to have.  When I first started out, my husband used to tell me "think big, be big."  He was right!  It's all in your mindset.


Jul 08, 2008 03:29 AM
Therese VanderMeer
Midwest Properties of MI - Grand Rapids - Jenison, MI
Realtor-Greater Grand Rapids, MI area communities

Ok....Lorrae,  What a great blog!  I have to say you make me laugh though for weren't you the one who just a few weeks ago mentioned to me (in regards to something you had to do) "how hard can it be, right?"  This is the phrase I now find myself using at times....Lorrae say's,"how hard can it be?"...and it works!

Jul 08, 2008 04:53 AM
Lola Audu
Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate - Grand Rapids, MI
Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home!

Lorrae, Thanks for 'paying it forward.'  We never know when a few simple words can change someone elses' life for the better.  Doubt robs us of more than our lack of talent and experience ever will.  You're off to a great start.  Keep up the good work!

Jul 08, 2008 06:40 AM
Jeffrey deJESUS
eXp Realty of California Inc. - Daly City, CA

Yeah! I agree! Never doubt yourself in this business. Stay positive Lorrae! Good luck!

Jul 08, 2008 09:41 AM