Calm is Important

Real Estate Agent with Long and Foster Realtors

With the recent events that have unfolded today I am sure many people are very nervous.  Lehman Brothers has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and in order to not go belly up Merrill Lynch has been taken over by Bank of America.  This is very bad for the economy as represented today by the stock market dropping.  Us Realtors, must stay calm and positive.  If we Real Estate Agents get scared and distraught, then it will reflect in our business ethic and that is "no bueno".

I am currently brainstorming outside the box ideas to fuel my Real Estate Business for the next 18 months...I will be trying out and testing whatever comes to my mind....I hope I will have some positive results I will keep everyone informed of any success or failures encountered.

Have a great evening....Monday night football game is going to be great!!!

Comments (8)

John Walters
Frank Rubi Real Estate - Slidell, LA
Licensed in Louisiana

I think if you take care of your own concerns you will be OK.  These guys were making a fortune at one time and their luck ran out.

Sep 15, 2008 11:17 AM
Lorena Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC

Hello, welcome to Active Rain! This seems like a wonderful environment to network as well as learn from others. I hope you enjoy yourself and participate often in the Active Rain environment!

Sep 15, 2008 11:31 AM
Kirk Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert! - Greenville, SC
Kirk Westervelt, Broker In Charge, Van West Realty - CDPE - Short Sale Agent - Home for Sale - Greenville, Simpsonvil...

Hello and welcome to Active Rain! I encourage you to learn from others, share your knowledge and experiences with all of us, enjoy yourself, and try to log in and join us in the Active Rain community as frequently as possible. I look forward to your future blogs and comments! Take care, --Kirk.

Sep 15, 2008 11:41 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Ryan, Welcome to Active Rain.  I think you're on the right track not to panic and stay calm.  I agree with what John wrote in response, take care of what you can, focussing on problems that we have no means to fix. 

Sep 15, 2008 02:45 PM
Nance Burdette
Keller Williams Realty Partners - Spartanburg, SC

Congratulations...and Welcome on signing as a new member of ActiveRain. Being a new member myself going on my fourth week and only posting a few blogs so far, I truly see the awsome advantage that this truly can be; (and it's fun) and only the beginning of a healthy and wealthy relationship of abundant professionals. Everyone has been so very kind. And so much to read!!! Hope to see your blogs in the future.   Best of Luck to all of us,  Nance

Sep 15, 2008 04:50 PM
Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Ryan, Welcome to AR, Be a Blogholic and start writing your own blog soon on AR. All the best for your RE business. This is the right place for customers, friends, realtionships etc.

Best - Sash 

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Sep 16, 2008 12:18 AM
Peg Gilliland
Charlottesville Solutions - Charlottesville, VA
Broker, GRI, CDPE

I see that you are new to Active Rain and I just wanted to welcome you. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do and that you find it a great resource.

Sep 16, 2008 11:46 AM
Steve Vennemann-Hennepin-Dakota-Anoka contract for deed property-Ramsey-MN
BoardWalk Premier Realty INC - White Bear Lake, MN


Welcome to active rain from this site is a great site to learn from and interact with other Real Estate agents/Broker. Not good about leman brothers. good luck. 


Sep 16, 2008 12:58 PM