THESE TOUGH TIMES

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Real Estate Sales Representative with RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks

Unfortunately, my first blog is coming to fruition on a very dismal day in my life.  Upon receiving a call from my best friend yesterday and spending the day in the hospital with him and his family, his father passed away.  Which could only remind me, as tough as times may seem in our industry, it could always be worse.  While we walk around complaining about the market and the economy, there are others in this world fighting battles we can't begin to comprehend.

 With such negativity in the media regarding the state of our country, it is a wonder we haven't completely lost sight of our goals.  At this time it is obvious the media outlets are not going to be our advocates and we must take the responsibility upon ourselves to educate our buyers and sellers with data they need to make smart decisions in today's market.  There are deals to be made and money to be loaned; however, today's consumers need a Realtor's assistance more than ever. 

 There will most likely be some major changes in the real estate industry in the next year; however, change can be good!  Things change at critical points when previous systems are not working properly and I think our current situation is a prime example of this!  So, rather than being scared of the change, let's embrace it and let our true potential shine!

Jamie Golka, ABR, GRI

RE/MAX Lake of the Ozarks

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Veronica DeCarolis
Weidel Realtors - Flemington, NJ

My condolances. It does put things in perspective though. Welcome to AR. Bonnie

Oct 13, 2008 08:57 AM #1
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Jean Groesbeck
Compass - Anacortes, WA
Broker, CRS, e-PRO, ABR, ASP, CNE, IMS

I hear agents complaining all of the time about business and if they stopped to look at their life they would see that they are very blesses and really don't have nay real problems.

Oct 13, 2008 08:58 AM #2
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Dean Moss
Dean's Team - Keller Williams Realty Partners Chicago IL - Chicago, IL
Dean's Team Chicago IL Real Estate Team

Jamie -

There a lot of folks in the world in a lot worse shape than we are.  Please - keep the faith!

We'll be around at the end of all this.

DEAN & DEAN'S TEAM CHICAGO

Oct 13, 2008 09:14 AM #3
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Sasha Miletic - Windsor Real Estate
RE/MAX Preferred Realty Ltd. - Windsor, ON

Hi Jamie, 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, relationships etc.

Best - Sash

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Oct 13, 2008 11:53 PM #4
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Lara O'Keefe
North Texas Home Finders - McKinney, TX

Jamie, you are absolutely right! When faced with a life threatening illness, the day to day struggles of our careers seem so much less important. It's all a matter of perspective!

Great 1st blog and welcome to AR!

PS-if you post in 5 groups, then you will get more exposure and comments :-)

lmo

 

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