Its great to have a little time to start blogging again! Happy New Year!
I had a great 2008 in Real Estate, but boy did I have to work for it; like I know many of you did too. I am amazed this year, particularly with the affiliates too! The end of this year, so many of my affiliates went out of business, or got laid off. It hasn't been easy. So, i'm trying to reimplement another referral network for myself.
I thought it was going to be difficult to find new folks to do business with. I am looking for great follow up and resources; its tough to find. I am so glad to have joined active rain; because I get a referral network right at my fingertips!
I have cracked into the REO business; sort of a normal progression after the year of a million short sales that I did! I had a great year with over 25 transactions! I averaged 2 closings per month; it was great for me. (with no assistant) And you have to figure my percentage of fall out, because of the whole "bank not getting back to you-buyer backs out" deal. Didn't that stink. REOs seem much less 'stressful', let's say.
Anyway, now that I've caught up; I'd love to hear from all of you out there; and how your business is changing in 2009! I'm loving my listings this year; you should check them out! www.abrevardagent.com or if you have a referral, want to meet to get on my referral network, or just want to network; Call me, 321-243-4519
Have a great January!
Josephine Carpenter, Realtor®