Run Forrest Run!

Real Estate Agent with Real Living Real Estate Solutions

A few people have asked... why I haven't been blogging. My answer sounded like I was Forrest Gump... "I have nothing to say... and that's all I have to say about that..." For me "Blogging is just "one" medium to influence and motivate the people around me..."   also Blogging helps new recruits to get a picture inside our company beyond a regular interview... it's not about me...It's just another tool in the tool belt... Agents appear to be running into the blogosphere as an alternative to water cooler chats in today's abandoned office... It's always easy to avoid the difficult activities required to make gains in this sagging real estate market.

Now don't get me wrong, some of you have specific blogging goals, measurable goal, community goals, office goals, that when reached; will turn dollars into sense... and others, the pioneers,  conquering short sales, managing REO's and foreclosures, recruiting successful agents, are all attempting to educate the rest of us with the potential and the pitfalls in our changing market...

But ultimately, finding buyer and sellers is what I am all about, either by motivating Great Agents or Closing Transactions.

So, my question to you is this... Are You Keeping Your Eyes On The Prize?  I hope your "DAILY" blog posting is not specifically designed to grab a piece of the daily top 10 ... Don't get me wrong, the world needs great headlines but what about looking around your office.... Which agents are still doing business? Look to those agents still doing "Day to Day Combat" and ask them about their success...

If you don't have anyone doing business at your office and everyone is moping around with their knuckles dragging on the floor... maybe it's time to find a new office?  If all you are getting at the water cooler is water... Maybe you should find a new office?  What is holding you back? Now more than ever, the future is bright and you everything to gain!!! Remember, the most gain is always measured from the bottom of the market...That's when you make the largest profits... Heck... Now is the time to Join Real Living!   (Sorry for the shameless plug)

Comments (16)

Lee Stiber
Keller Williams Real Estate - Blue Bell, PA

Nice post.  Im actually in the process of looking for a new office because of the reasons you list!


Aug 21, 2008 04:09 AM
Keith Kumler
Infinity International - Fort Lauderdale, FL

Hey Tony: Great post!

Lee, Tony is a great broker/owner and I strongly suggest setting up a meeting with him. If you have any questions about Real Living, I am one of Real Living's Directors for New Market Development. I would be more then happy to chat with you. 954-734-0149 or


Aug 21, 2008 05:37 AM
Stephanie Kresl
Global Assist ~ Orlando Sales Division - Orlando, FL

Hi Tony, it's good to see you back on AR! Actually, I have to admire your shameless plug! You're a great Broker to work for and a great motivator, and I could not have joined a better company... Real Living absolutely rocks!!! If you're interested in learning more about working for Tony Marino and Real Living Real Estate Solutions, follow this link to my website:

Now, how's that for a shameless plug? :=)

Aug 21, 2008 05:54 AM
Patrick Johnson
Windermere - Bellingham, WA

Tony, Great blog. It is hard to keep the positive outlook if you are surrounded by people who are depressed. Don't get me wrong, there are reasons for agents to be looking around and questioning what is next, but I think you have to keep positive to get through a tough market.

Aug 21, 2008 05:58 AM
Tony Marino
Real Living Real Estate Solutions - Orlando, FL
Realtor, Broker, Owner


Real Estate Agents can be consumed by negative influences...Avoid dwelling on those you can't control... and  then work like crazy to prove the rest wrong....


thanks for the comments.



Aug 21, 2008 08:51 AM
Tony Marino
Real Living Real Estate Solutions - Orlando, FL
Realtor, Broker, Owner



Good Luck... Wish you were in Florida...

Real Living has alot to offer...


thanks for the comments. 

Aug 21, 2008 08:53 AM
Tony Marino
Real Living Real Estate Solutions - Orlando, FL
Realtor, Broker, Owner

Keith, you and Stephanie have a vested interest in agreeing with me...

But you're right...:)

I do try to look at the goals and not the obstacles...


Aug 21, 2008 09:02 AM
Carole Lhuillier
Keller Williams Realty SunCoast - Saint Pete Beach, FL
Our Home Team SunCoast

Hope business is goind well for you as it is for our team in Tampa and metro Atlanta.

Continued good luck.

Carole Lhuillier

Aug 21, 2008 09:04 AM
Matthew Zgonc
Aksland Real Estate - Modesto, CA
Realtor, CFS, CVS

Good points. I only blog when I have something important to say, and it is one of the mediums I use to get the job done.

Aug 21, 2008 09:06 AM
-- Casey Brischle
Columbia Bank - Spokane, WA
Spokane Home Loan Mortgage Professional

It is so easy to get drug into the naysayers when all you hear is that.  Persevering is key and keeping your eye on the prize.  Well done post.

Aug 21, 2008 09:10 AM
Lori Franks
Real Estate Consultant - Brookings, OR
Brookings, Oregon

Patrick, I just changed offices 3 weeks ago and it was with a sad heart that it had to happen. But I do have to say it was a good move and I am excited about what the future might bring. It sure is a lot of work though switching everything!

Aug 21, 2008 09:33 AM
Tony Marino
Real Living Real Estate Solutions - Orlando, FL
Realtor, Broker, Owner


Congratulations on your Move!

90% of the change is just admin...!  You are the Business!  Your customer buy You!  Once you figure out where the paper clips are... you will be all set.

Best of Luck...thanks for the comments.


Aug 21, 2008 12:52 PM
Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

Great post - You cannot hang around negative people and be a WINNER!!

Aug 22, 2008 12:52 AM
Roby Robertson
Mooresville, NC

Great Post,  I love hearing about agents moving! 

Sep 03, 2008 12:48 PM
Kerry Lucasse
eXp Realty - Urban Nest Real Estate Group - Atlanta, GA
Your Urban Nest Atlanta Real Estate Consultant

I completely agree -- at the beginning of the BlogWonderland period, I spent hours blogging my heart out.... but the phone didn't ring quite as often.  In this market, we need to keep focused on what really matters and if you have time left over for a weekly (or daily) blog, fantastic!

Thanks for the post!

Sep 03, 2008 01:00 PM
Scott Mazza
Stewart Title of California - Ventura, CA

Patrick was right. make sure to surround yourself with people that are smarter than you.

Sep 03, 2008 01:43 PM