Big Picture People!

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with Real Living Advantage

I often hear people say "you have to see the big picture,"  and admittedly I struggle with that from time to time.  With the stress of todays market place I find myself focusing on the temporary trials of life, and losing sight of why I'm in this business.  It's easy to second guess yourself and begin questioning your abilities, making it easy to fall into the trap of despair.  Money is much harder to come by, sellers are tired of being beaten up, and buyers are like buzzards ready for the sellers to take their last breath, and agents are....well it's hard to describe us or our feelings. 

Since you have made it this far there's a great chance that you will continue to be successful in the Real Estate Business.  We do have more storms to weather, but even in good market conditions there are always obstacles to overcome to be successful.  Here are three tips to help you make it.

1. Big Picture People see themselves from the right perspective.  That is, that don't over value themselves, which creates a desire to feed their egos, and they don't undervalue themselves keeping them from becoming discouraged. 

2. Big Picture People see others from the right perspective.  When you see yourself realistically, you become free to treat others as they deserve.  It often means that you sacrifice for the benefit of others. 

3. Big Picture People do the "Right Thing" even when it's the hardest thing.  At times our personal ambition clouds the right direction for our lives and business. 

What's the big picture for you?  Decide what it is, focus on it, and don't get side tracked. 

 

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Darin Haughie
Esslinger-Wooten-Maxwell, Inc. (EWM) - Pinecrest, FL

I have been trying to find this big picture, deals falling though. Wierd market,prices dropping like Walmart. Not sure when Florida will rebound?

Nov 14, 2008 12:01 AM #1
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Randy Parker
Real Living Advantage - Dalton, GA

Hey Darin, it's tough, I know!  I just opened my company last May and taking on the extra overhead has proven to be a real challenge.  Today I am trying to figure out how to stretch dollars, and be creative with finances.  We are experiencing the same problems as most, our market is not as bad as some and not as good as others. Dalton is the largest carpet producer in the world, so now that housing has fallen in the dump so has most of our employment and that is draining our local economy.  My biggest challenge is not making money, but not making enough money.  I am looking down every avenue for different sources of income, if I find opportunities I'll let you know.

Nov 14, 2008 12:21 AM #2
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