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Real Estate Agent with EXIT Realty Services- New Paltz, NY

For the past couple of months, I've been in the dumps.  I don't even want to answer the phone, because I feel like all I ever get is bad news.

With the country's financial situation, my real estate career is at a stand still.  My husband is losing his job at the end of the year.  My uncle was diagnosed with prostate cancer.  A client's brother, a US Marine, was killed last week in Afghanistan.  My husband and I have been frantically looking for jobs- but nothing seems to be very promising.  My dad was forced out of a job we worked at for more than 30 years.  My mother, my real estate partner, has taken on 2 additional jobs to make up for my dad's career troubles.  Two people very close to me should be celebrating their 37th wedding anniversary today- instead I think their marriage may be over.  It's just non-stop.

Maybe it's time to create my own good luck.  I need to focus on my future and my family's future.  I know that God has always taken care of us and I know he will continue to take care of us.  Not sleeping and worrying all the time isn't making my problems go away.  My broker has some great marketing strategies in the works including several seminars for first time homebuyers, real estate investors, foreclosures, etc.  My husband has a couple of freelance jobs in the works and I've called all my friends who I've worked with in the past to ask them for help finding a job for either my husband or me.

I know this is a tough time for many Americans.  We will come through this.  We will come through this and will be stronger because of it!

Anna Ray
Century 21, 1st Place - Boise, ID

Well, even if America and the rest of the world doesn't get through anything, my fellow believer. We can always rest assured that the end has been for-told and we know who wins! You will grow so much as a human being becuase of these trials. God bless!

Nov 05, 2008 07:49 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Becky -  you're dealing with what is probably going to be the most difficult period of your life.  My heart goes out to you and your family.  I hope you find the strength you need to not only survive this but to thrive at the end of it!!!  

There was an earlier post today 29 Days of Giving . . . A Cool Concept  that leapt off the screen at me and inspired me to take on the challenge. It is a novel concept that takes random acts of kindness so much further.  A focus that can only bring about goodness for the giver and receiver!

It's so simple. Just sign up at http://www.29Gifts.org and commit to give away 29 gifts in 29 days.  The great thing is that the gifts don't have to cost money.  The amazing feelings we get when we give might be just the ticket you need to ATTRACT more goodness to your life.  It is like creating your own good luck!

I wish nothing but great things quickly for you and your family.  You're in my thoughts and prayers,

Nov 05, 2008 07:52 AM
Marie Meyer
Keller Williams Realty - Central Valley, NY
Orange County New York Realtor

Hi Becky ... You are doing your best ... just hang in there and you will come through this. 

Nov 05, 2008 07:53 AM
Tammy Lehman
Lehman & Scheffler Real Estate Services - Chelsea, MI
Your Hometown Realtor

Becky,  Sounds like a horrible couple of months for you.  But the more you feel or let yourself feel down the less motivational you will be.  Think positive, it does wonderful things.grumixameira

Nov 05, 2008 07:56 AM
Fran Gaspari
Patriot Land Transfer, Inc. - Limerick, PA
"The Title Man" - Title Insurance - PA & NJ


When it rains, it pours! It seems the only news is bad news! It's hard to keep the faith, but try we must...!!! Don't lose hope, but persist!!! Thanks,   Fran

Nov 05, 2008 07:59 AM
Pat Tasker
Shorewest Realtors - Germantown, WI
Your Milwaukee Metro Area Agent (WI)

Just keep moving in a positive direction, trying hard, things will eventually work out...having a positive attitude even when it is "acting" helps...


Nov 05, 2008 08:09 AM
April Hayden-Munson
Brookfield, WI
Brookfield Wisconsin Real Estate

Becky - I am sorry to hear about your troubles.  I am glad you have God in your life to help you.  Remember to put it in his hands.  Not sleeping doesn't help - and I know, I've been there.  This will pass and I hope and pray for you that it passes quickly.

Nov 05, 2008 08:18 AM
Janet Larsen
REMAX Community - Sicklerville, NJ
Don't Just List Your Home, SELL IT!


I'm sorry everything is going this way for you!  Looking at your picture, you look so sad!  In spite of all, make a change in your life.  Elections are over!  Pick one hour a day to feel sorry for yourself and everyone else.  The rest of the time, put a smile on your face, (new picture with a smile) and get to work, prospect, cold call, meet and talk to people, do whatever you need to do to get yourself motivated again!!!! Good luck.

Nov 05, 2008 08:27 AM
Becky Cook
EXIT Realty Services- New Paltz, NY - Highland, NY
Ulster County, NY- New Paltz, Highland, Marlboro, NY Real Estate

WOW!!!  What an outpouring of love and support from AR family.  I very rarely talk about things that are bothering me.  I internalize it, put on a happy face, and let it take a toll on my body.  (I've had an awful stiff neck for a month- I have 2 herniated discs in my neck- and I've had a cold for the last 2 weeks).  I know God never gives more than I can handle.  I have to have faith.  Thank you everyone for your love, support and prayers.

Nov 05, 2008 08:27 AM
Beulah Parker
A Home For Sale Realty - Mount Olive, NJ


Keep trusting God to see you through, and do not stop thanking him for what he has done for you and is about to do for you.  You'll be fine.

Nov 05, 2008 08:30 AM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Hang in there. Things will be better and you will be stronger for having dealt with all these issues!

Nov 05, 2008 08:55 AM
Konnie Mac McCarthy
MacNificent Properties, LLC - Cobb Island, MD
Broker/Owner - VA & MD "Time To Get A Move On!"

Heres the thing...it sounds like you have family..many of us don't, and that is good news... :))

Nov 05, 2008 09:17 AM
Sue Pirrone
Pirrones Graphic Designs - Fredericksburg, VA

sorry to hear about your family, your parents....hopefully they will make it through this, and stay together.. :)

Nov 05, 2008 09:18 AM
Melody Botting
Broker Associate PenFed Realty - San Antonio, TX
You Deserve The Best

I see it getting better.  Sounds like you are headed in the right direction.

Nov 05, 2008 09:24 AM
Barbara Carter
Century 21 Alliance Realty Group - Highland, NY
Serving Your Real Estate Needs in the Hudson Valle

Becky- It has been a tough time. The good thing is that we have the faith to move forward trusting God is for us. Pray Pray Pray. Pray for wisdom, strength and peace.

Nov 05, 2008 11:55 AM
Alexander Harb
Knights Investing - Mesquite, TX
Dallas, Texas Real Estate Investing

I am posting this as a prayer request, sister.....

May the Lord be close to you as you pour out your hearts anxiety and hurts.....

Let us know what happens, ok?


Nov 05, 2008 12:22 PM
Becky Cook
EXIT Realty Services- New Paltz, NY - Highland, NY
Ulster County, NY- New Paltz, Highland, Marlboro, NY Real Estate

Again thank you all for your support and love.  I just need to brush off the dust and get back to work.  I haven't even been blogging- but, as Konnie said- I have a family and it's a wonderful family and that's what I have to focus on.

Nov 05, 2008 08:35 PM
Susan Harrison
EXIT Realty Corp. International - Mississauga, ON

Hi Becky - I'm so sorry to hear of all your worries.  I'm coming out of a tough time myself and I found that focusing on all the things for which I was grateful helped to see me through. 

On a business note, EXIT Realty's Founder and CEO, Steve Morris, has predicted the market turn around will start the second quarter of next year.  Now is the perfect time to start to prepare.  Over the next 6 weeks, I'll be posting a series of tipsfrom some of our regional ownes to help you to get ready.  Please keep an eye out at http://activerain.com/blogs/realestateindustryleaders or our corporate blog, www.realestateindustryleaders.com.

Take care, Susan

Nov 05, 2008 11:09 PM
Christina Vagnini
Eagle Nationwide Mortgage Company - Summerville, SC
Senior Loan Officer, SC

Becky, I am sorry you feel so discouraged. I am praying for you That God will give you peace in the storm and clarity to  see His Will. He is working our His plans for you righ now and they will come to pass and are good. Keep us posted :)

Nov 06, 2008 02:06 AM
Laura Watts
Positive Properties, LLC - Laurinburg, NC

Becky-I know things are tough, but you WILL get through them. God would not bring you to it if He was not going to bring you through itOne way you could help your income is doing BPO's on the side. I imagine there is quite a need for them where you are. You will be in my prayers.

Nov 11, 2008 03:55 PM