Ruth's Blog

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker LinWood Real Estate NH 058979

I'm knew to this, but here goes!  We sure live in interesting times, never know from one day to another what's happening in the world, with the economy, or in the real estate market.  When I started in the field of Real Estate in New Hampshire in April of 2004, the market was still doing good.  I got my first listing in June and had my first sale in August, and it was upward bound from there.  Then in 2006, things started changing, and it was getting harder and harder to get closings to happen, but still possible.  And then there was 2007, and the market just about came to a stand still, but you could still pull deals together.  But nothing prepared me for 2008, it has been really scary trying to hold on in this market. 

You can still make a living in real estate, but deals and customers don't just fall into your lap anymore - you've got to work hard and go after them, you've got to make things happen.  You can't just do business like you use to, you have to be willing to change tactics, be more assertive, and think out of the box.  I love dealing with people and am not willing to throw in the towel just yet.  I want to make this work, and I am a survivor, so I'll try anything and everything I hear about and read about to make business come my way.  Hopefully, the market will start improving sooner than later.  Good luck to all of us, just keep thinking positive. 

Comments (2)

Starstate Realty
Starstate Realty - Austin, TX

Hi Ruth  - Welcome to ActiveRain. I look forward to networking with you and reading your future post. Have a great day!!!

Jan 01, 2009 08:57 AM
Ruth Hamilton

Happy New Year to all, work hard, keep busy and stay positive.

Jan 02, 2009 02:03 AM