I guess I have been pondering where I have been, where I am going and is it going to be different. In reflection there is no question that the velocity of change is so much faster than its ever been. In stepping back observing this phenomena, I am somewhat befuddled. Can I keep up? Will I make the effort? Will my agents accept the changes? Will my clients give me a chance to catch up to them?
After spending more than 30 years in this business I think I can safely say that I have seen it all. High rates, no mortgage money, 20% inflation, mad sellers, mad buyers, mad agents. Narcissism running rampant through the industry as individual demands supersede any concept of group or team goals.
I realize that it is unfair to judge our entire industry when the above emotions are exhibited by almost every other industry or folks we come in contact with. Its just a feeling I have when there is so much negativity exhibited through the media, newsprint and yes on line.
But the good news is that there is and always will be hope. This site and the folks who populate it have given me education, inspiration to make tomorrow better.
The stories of spirit, business sucess, and new technologies are going to make those tomorrows a lot better.
I have also hurt with a lot you when you told of of some pain. I hope you don't mind, because I also share in your joys.
Its nice to see Active Rain grow. But isn't it a shame that out of almost a million NAR members only about 100,000 plus are members our site.
Anyway, thanks for the mentoring you provide and selfless example in sharing your thoughts. Those tomorrows should be exciting.