TGIF

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Real Living Advantage

What a Week!! The past four days have proven to be an extradordinary period of time.  I've watched emotions go from one end of the spectrum to the other.  I had agents that were crying the blues on Monday, and singing chants of victory late yesterday evening.  No, it didn't have anything to do with who they voted for or which candidates won.  For some odd reason this week our phones have been ringing, people have been looking, offers have been made, and to my surprise some have been accepted.  We had one house this week that hit the MLS and in 45 minutes we had an offer and in less than 1 hour it was accepted. 

We also had some fun with closings that were trying to derail, but my trusty and competent agents worked through the problems, kept everybody cool, and ended up with a Pay Day! 

I constantly encourage my agents to keep working.  By that I mean, don't get side-tracked.  Keep making the calls, sending the cards, email, txt messages, ecards, newsletters etc.. Stay in touch with your clients and customers on a regular basis.  When the subject of real estate comes up, your name should be the first to "pop into their minds."  Get out into the community be "seen and heard," let people know who you are and what you do.  Don't be afraid to ask for business, "you have not because you ask not," 

Also don't let the "nay sayers" drive you into a grave of negativity.  "GOOD LORD" people enough is enough!  I know times have been tough.  I'm not stupid, my bank account is not where I want it to be, and I'm in touch with the market on a daily basis.  You don't have to remind me of how many forclosures there are, and of stiffer lending requirements, job losses and such.  I know all of this but I choose NOT to dwell on it.

Instead I choose today to be thankful for what I have, not what I don't.  Today I will present the worst offer that I've had to make since I've been in this business.  But, I'm thankful to have an offer to make.  Instead of speculating that the sellers will "freak out" I choose to believe that they might counter or take it, you never know.  So, you get the picture. 

Oh yeah, there was an election this week, I just about forgot  that.  "Ya'll have a great weekend ya heer."

 

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Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
800-309-3414 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

Great post and when it rains it pours, I am at the military base and leaving at noon then I will TGIF.

Nov 07, 2008 12:51 AM #1
Rainmaker
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Vickie Nagy
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate - Palm Springs, CA
Vickie Jean the Palm Springs Condo Queen

Things are moving right along in segments here. I have a lower-end buyer and I call her to get in my car when a new listing comes on as I know it will quickly result in multiple offers if it's a good home.

Nov 07, 2008 12:58 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Team Honeycutt
Allen Tate - Concord, NC

I think the election left us with HOPE.  It's not up to just Obama to make things better.  We all have to do our part.  You have given good suggestions to agents.  DO THE BASICS!!

Nov 07, 2008 01:04 AM #3
Rainer
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Rebecca Schrader
Competitive Insurance of Dundee - Dundee, FL

<<<<<<APPLAUSE!!!!>>>>>>>

Randy,

You said it brother!!! Thank you so much for the positive post...and good luck w/ that offer today... and have a FANTASTIC WEEKEND!!!

Nov 07, 2008 01:05 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Randall Schrader
Competitive Insurance of Dundee - Dundee, FL

I think a lot of the markets are turning a bit.  The banks must uload their inventory and now they have systems in place to get it done.  Keep gringing away!

Nov 07, 2008 01:25 AM #5
Rainmaker
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Pat Champion
Coldwell Banker Camelot Realty - Mount Dora, FL
Call the "CHAMPION" for all your real estate needs

Great post you are right we need to see the positive and not dwell on the negative.

Nov 07, 2008 01:29 AM #6
Anonymous
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Great post and congrats on the rewards of a job well done!

Nov 07, 2008 02:07 AM #7
Rainer
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Chip Jefferson
Gibbs Realty and Auction Company - Columbia, SC

I second the TGIF. Im heading to My moms to see them and relax in NC. I wont be working this weekend and didnt have such a great week. Thats why its a great Friday!

Nov 07, 2008 02:46 AM #8
Rainer
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Randy Parker
Real Living Advantage - Dalton, GA

I hope you have a great week in NC, which is my home state.  Little town called Lincolnton, do you know it?  Enjoy your family, I'm heading to hunting club with my 15 yr. old son in east Ga.

Randy

Nov 07, 2008 03:05 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Sal Poliandro - NJ Bergen County Realtor
RE/MAX Properties - Ridgewood, NJ
Short Sale Specialist - CDPE, SRES, SFR, IRES

I can't wait for TGIF this week!  It's already been a long one!

Nov 11, 2008 06:19 AM #10
Rainer
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Cheryl Frei - Realtor® & e-Pro Certified Realtor®
Elite Realty - Absarokee, Montana and Billings, Montana - Absarokee, MT

You are so right about staying in touch with the clients! I have been every week writing e-mail and sending little note to them. I do even send them the new listing in the MLS. I do even call them to see how they are doing. The clients remember who call or e-mail them. Which in turn they will give you business.  

Nov 11, 2008 08:58 AM #11
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Ginny Lee
Americas Best Agents, Inc/Premiere Plus Realty, Inc - Naples, FL
CRS, Realtor, CDPE & ASP,Americas Best Agent,Naple

Hi Randy...you are a lot like me...my cup is always almost full...I love life and look forward to everyday you just don't know what surprises you might get!

Nov 12, 2008 12:31 AM #12
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