86 Days to Change

Real Estate Agent with Exit Homeplace Realty (Wilmington, NC)

Day 15:  Someone asked me today, "How is the real estate market?"

"It's unbelievable," I replied. 

I immediately saw their eyes open.  I could tell that I took them off guard.  Then I jumped right in and said, "It's a great time to buy."  Will they use me to buy some real estate?  I don't know.  But what I did was to start a buzz.  If you're not talking it then you're not doing it.  You've got to constantly promote yourself and always work towards closing.  After all, that's how we get paid.

What we are all doing right now is starting a buzz.  Blogging on Active Rain, mailing out hand written personal notes, making phone calls to your database, being active in your communities, etc are all ways to generate a buzz that will be noticed.  You know how the old saying goes, "The sqeaky wheel gets the grease."  We are the sqeaky wheels.  If you continue to do your proactive activities you will be rewarded.

If you are at a Christmas Party; network.

If you are spending time with the family; enjoy it.

If you are ready to put more money in your pocket; do it.

This week and next week will be full of time away from the office.  Make the most of it.  Family first.  Eat, drink and be merry.  Enjoy every moment with your families and love ones.  2009 is almost here and I am going to have a great 2009.  Come with me.



Comments (6)

Barbara Delaney
Park Place REALTORS, Inc. - Roanoke, VA

Dear Paul,

Thanks for your great post. I have visited Wilmington and fell in love with the Historic District and a few restaurants--our visit was brief!

Best to you and your family!


Dec 23, 2008 05:52 PM
Mick Michaud
Distinctly Texas Lifestyle Properties, LLC Office:682/498-3107 - Granbury, TX
Your Texas Lifestyle is Here!

I believe your response will be the "buzz word" for the next couple of years.  Unbelieveable.  Indeed.

I hope that will be in a good way.

Talk up your business, and keep plugging away.

Dec 23, 2008 06:04 PM
Charlene Hammontree
616 Realty LLC - Rockford, MI
Meeting the needs of Buyers and Sellers in MICH

Great post!

Dec 23, 2008 07:54 PM
Marty Remo
RE/MAX Benchmark- Marty Remo-CDPE, E-Pro - Monroe, NY
HV Home Team

I could positive buzz would wake up this market. When has there ever been a better time to buy?

Dec 24, 2008 01:12 AM
Regina P. Brown
MBA Broker Consultants - Carlsbad, CA
M.B.A., Broker, Instructor

Paul, it's either "unbelievably" great or "unbelievably" bad!  Depends on whether you're a buyer or a seller, doesn't it.

Join my NEW group for professionals who work from their home office at http://activerain.com/groups/virtualoffice

Regina P. Brown

Dec 24, 2008 08:53 AM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Paul, Those are diffidently words to live by during the holidays...

Dec 24, 2008 06:38 PM