The Power of Positive Thinking in Today's Real Estate Market

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It could be easy to get caught up in doom and gloom with all of the negative press about the real estate market, the economy, and life in general. But, it doesn't have to be that way.

If you focus on how bad things are, you will only bring more negative things your way. Take for instance, my conversation with a fellow Realtor(R) last week. She was telling me about how bad the market conditions are and how she has only had two closing this year, all of her listings are about to expire, and that there are a lot of foreclosures in our community. She is just hoping to hold on until market conditions improve.

Do you think this kind of talk will attract new business? Client who want to purchase real estate? I don't think so.

On the other hand, when you focus on the positive things that are happening, you bring more positive things your way. My husband has a very positive outlook in general and on the real estate market. We have stayed busy all year and, in fact, sold far more than we even projected. He was talking to one of our clients last week who is a banker and told him about the number of calls he has received lately, the increased traffic to our website, and the number of potential sales we have in the works. Our client's response was, "You're right, there are a lot of opportunities out there. We need to talk more often."

In the book, Open Your Mind to Prosperity by Catherine Ponder, she says:

Prosperity is generated by mental & physical forces. To generate prosperity in your own life you must open your mind to it.

In order to demonstrate true prosperity, you must get rid of what you do not want to make way for what you do want.

It is wise for you to make three lists: what you want to eliminate from you life, what you want to manifest in your life, and what you're thankful for.

Instead of fighting problems, picture your way out of them.

It has been estimated that the spoken word of prosperity can speed up results by as much as eighty percent.

Be definite in your words about prosperity, if you want prosperity to be definite about you.

A great post on this subject from today was from Nestor & Katerina Gasset Response to National Reviews. They make an excellent point by reminding us that more millionaires were created during The Depression than any other time in history until the boom. People who are open to opportunity will prosper during these times.

How how staying positive affected your life? Your real estate career?





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Anne Hensel
South Beaches Real Estate Professionals - Saint Petersburg, FL
Realtor - Broker - St. Pete Beach, Treasure Island

It can't be said often enough, the POWER of positive thinking. In times like this we just can not afford to do anything but THINK POSITIVE

Times will turn around, that is not the question but in real estate we can all help to speed up the process with our attitude

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Oct 06, 2008 03:07 AM #1
Sherie Earley-Womack
Choice Real Estate - Monterey, TN

Great post! I really do try to only speak positive about everything. ok...... not everything.... but everything except my mother in law. lol

Oct 06, 2008 03:19 AM #2
Monica Bourgeau
New Phase Business Coaching - Portland, OR
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Hi Anne & Sherie - thanks for visiting us our blog. Have a great day!

Oct 06, 2008 03:21 AM #3
Randall Schrader
Competitive Insurance of Dundee - Dundee, FL

So true, so easy and so ignored.  Your subconscious is programmed by your conscious mind.  If you consciously see the bad, you'll find bad and live badly.  So many people are so out of sorts that it's an excellent time to guide people with the experience we posses.  Business is GOOD!

Oct 06, 2008 03:39 AM #4
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Is positive thinking the same thing as ignoring reality? I always wonder because it just seems that everyone that talks about positivity is ingnoring the facts. An example would be is that I am having by best year ever but it is 60% short sales, 30% foreclosures and 10 % general real estate. Clients that are loosing there homes ask me all the time will ot get better, I tell them it will be Feburary of 2010 according to my numbers but that's not doing them any good. I could put a positive spin and say oh yea I'm having my best year and selling more than ever, then they would want to list their home for twice as much as it's worth and blame me wen it doesn't sell.

Oct 30, 2008 09:55 AM #5
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