I recently attended the 2008 Top 200 Real Estate Professionals Gala held at the Orlando, Florida Ritz Carlton Hotel on November 6th. The event was jointly hosted by Real Trends, Lore Magazine, and The Wall Street Journal. If I had to describe the event, it would be something like the Emmy Awards for Real Estate. Awards were broken down by Top Teams by Volume, Top Teams by Sides, Top Individuals by Sides, & Top Individuals By Volume. The event honored each Real Estate Professional with their sales achievement.
Looking at the success of these individuals, I began wondering what it takes to be #1? According to Creig Northrop, whose Northrop Team operates under Long and Foster, the key is "PUSH - Everance!"
"In times like these you need to PUSH through it," he said in a recent article from the LORE Magazine as well as on stage at the Gala. Through individual goal setting, the Northrop Team is the top ranked in Maryland, ranked #2 in the nation for team sales volume, and #3 in the nation for team transactions.
It is too easy to get caught up in the media and the market. You can no longer just wait around for the Buyers or Sellers to come to you. You have to want it bad enough, and perseverance is key...or "PUSH-EVERANCE!," as Creig would say.
I am inspired by Creig and his team. You can learn more about him and the #1 online resource for buying and selling in Maryland by visiting www.Northropteam.com.