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."