"When The Pupil Is Ready The Teacher Will Appear"

Real Estate Agent with Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life!

When you find out you have touched the lives of others in a positive way it is such a FEEL GOOD moment 

cross on a hill, by Liz Carter Katy TXSometimes you never know when you have had an impact on someone and when you find out you have, it just gives me the warm fuzzes.  I have always loved helping, mentoring and encouraging other Realtors and people in general.  Over the last 33 years most of my impact has been on other agents, since I have been in this crazy, exciting business of helping people buy and sell homes in the Katy TX, greater Houston area for so long.

Often you might go a long time (or never) without knowing that someone has benefited, learned or been inspired from something you said or did, maybe even many years ago.  Recently my partner and great niece Sandie, came over after an MCE class.  In talking about our company, business, life in general, Sandie off handily mentioned, "Oh by the way, one of the other Realtors in the class said to tell you hello.  She said you were her inspiration to get into and stay in Real Estate and really wanted to say "Thank You"!  Sandie did not realize how wonderful that made me feel, or maybe she did.  When she realized the extent of what it meant to me, she said, "Aunt Liz I hear it all the time you have helped a lot of people".  Wow, pretty cool, you just never know when your path will cross with someone you can help or that can help you.

The old saying about "When the pupil is ready the teacher will appear" is oh so true.  So remember to spread the love, make someone feel great today, make someone smile today, give someone encouragement today...it takes so little and it can mean so much.  It also will come back to you ten fold, it certainly has for me...especially here on Active Rain!

Then I received this e-mail today,

Hi Liz,

My name iBernier Bernier and I am a newly licensed agent and a new member of the MFO 2 on 1 coaching(1st goal is to be upgraded to 1 on 1 ASAP). I have heard about you mentioned many times in different MFO recorded events and just read your active rain Blog. You are very inspiring and I just wanted to thank you. Have a great year and I'll see you at the top and hopefully we can meet at a future MFO event in the future.

Best Regards,
Bernier                   Aunt Liz & Sandie Acord 
The Keyes Company REALTORS
10091 NW 1 Court
Plantation Fl, 33324
 "Your Realtor For Life
Office -954-475-9813
Cell – 954-850-7284

Thanks Derek you made my day, and I feel certain you will see me at the top!
  Wow two touched lives took the time to say thanks in one week...I feel totally blessed.

A million thanks to all my active rain friends who have taken their time to do so much for me.  You will never know how much your friendships and encouragement has meant to me.  So lets all keep sharing, teaching, and spreading the love here on the Rain, with our families and the strangers we come into contact with every day.
Sandie my beautiful niece & partner words cannot express what you mean to me.  How happy and proud I am of you and what you have accomplished in the 10 years since you joined me at the tender age of 18.  Thank you for leading the team to close 130 sales in 2008, and help me all the way too.  I'm totally blessed to have you in my life.  Aunt Liz
                                                                          "When the pupil is ready the teacher will appear"!

What a joy it has been for me to teach you these past ten years.  So I guess I should have told Derek....he will be sure to see you at the top of the world. 


With loving gratitude, Liz

Liz  Carter & Team Realty
Serving the real estate needs of,
Katy_Houston TX since 1976

Comments (24)

Missy Caulk
Missy Caulk TEAM - Ann Arbor, MI
Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate

Great to see you posting here, Liz.

Wonderful inspiring post.

Feb 23, 2009 12:16 AM
John Cannata
214-728-0449 http://TexasLoanGuy.com - Frisco, TX
Texas Home Mortgage - Purchase or Refinance

How nice that they took the time to thank you.  I think you are right, there is something special about someone thanking you for inspiring them or showing them something they were not familiar with.  Excellent testimonial of the hard work and effort you have shown for years.

Feb 23, 2009 12:24 AM
Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman
Liberty Homes - Mililani, HI

Hi Liz!  There are wonderful sides to the industry.....and you are one of them :)

Feb 23, 2009 01:51 AM
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

This is indeed an inspiring post.  Your hard work and support to others is a great testimonial ... PLEASE DON'T EVER STOP!!!!

Feb 23, 2009 02:30 AM
Russell Lewis
Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate - Austin, TX

Well ALL RIGHT, It's great too see you posting Liz! What a nice touch and it's very cool to receive recognition for helping others. Liz you were one of the first people to encourage me in blogging and becoming part of this community and I will always be thankful for that! Have a great week my friend!

Feb 23, 2009 03:55 AM
Gary Woltal
Keller Williams Realty - Flower Mound, TX
Assoc. Broker Realtor SFR Dallas Ft. Worth

Liz, you have always been one of my favorites in Real Estate and here of course. You are greatly loved. Don't ever forget that.This post shows that there's a lot more of your fan club out there than you even realize.

Feb 23, 2009 11:55 AM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy there Ms. Liz, my friend

I've got to tellyou, It sure has made me happy to find a new post, from you.

You sure do always, show support to others. That sure was a real nice Thank you, written to you.

God Bless America

Feb 23, 2009 02:12 PM
Lisa Wetzel
RE/MAX Realty Affiliates - Carson City, NV
CDPE, SFR carsonvalleyland.com

Liz - You continue to be a great inspiration to many of us.  I'm blessed for having known you and lucky to share this crazy business with such a great lady!

Feb 23, 2009 08:09 PM
Deb Brooks
Brooks Prime Properties Wichita Falls Texas - Wichita Falls, TX

Liz, can you tell that we've all missed your posts? You are a smile to reckon with...we love you.


Feb 24, 2009 01:58 AM
Carl Winters
Canyon Lake, TX

OK Ms. Liz - first of all we are so glad to see you back blogging along in the Rain. Second, you know how much we love and appreciate you and how much you give of yourself with sharing love and all that cool stuff.  We have missed the good old days. Some of your kiddo's have scattered so you better get us rounded up and headed in the right direction.

Hope you health is better. Blog when you can but NO MIDNIGHT RUNNING IN THE RAIN.

Feb 24, 2009 01:11 PM
Dale Baker
Baker Energy Audits and Commercial Properties Inspections - Claremont, NH
New Hampshire Relocation Real Estate Information

Howdy there Ms. Liz

Carl and Ceil are right, we do need to be rounded up and keeped in the right direction. You sure don't need to be doing any midnight running in the rain, thats for sure. We all care and worry about you.

God Bless America

Feb 24, 2009 02:03 PM
Marchel Peterson
Results Realty - Spring, TX
Spring TX Real Estate E-Pro

Liz, It is so good to see you posting!!  That you would share with so many people is not a surprise at all!! 

I had a real estate mentor that made a huge difference in my business.  She had a stroke 4 years ago and this last Tuesday I went to her funeral.  Her funeral was sad but at the same time a celebration of her life.  I know that I will again see her someday but I sure miss being able to call her with my questions and concerns.  I started my own business at just about the same time she had her stroke and the first two years were so lonely.  Thank goodness 2 years ago I found Active Rain and have been able to meet friends like you.

Feb 24, 2009 02:36 PM
Derek Bernier,CDPE©.CSP,CFS
The Keyes Company - Plantation, FL

Hi Liz,

I can't tell you how happy I am to know that my email touched you in such a positive way. I meant every word of it and like I said in my email I look forward to hopefully meeting you at an MFO event in the near future. Have a great week and again thanks for the inspiration.


Derek Bernier

Feb 25, 2009 01:05 AM
Sabrina Kelley
ERA Herman Group Real Estate - Woodland Park, CO
Woodland Park Colorado Mountain Homes and Land

I think I have something in my eye after reading your post. I am currently in need of a Real Estate mentor. I have managed to generate business and now I am running around with a million questions in my head feeling as if I may know even less than after I took my exam. Now, I know that isn't entirely true but the learning curve in this market seems high sometimes. I just finished writing my broker an extensive question laden e-mail.

I lived in Houston for eight years and my parents have some land out near Katy. I understand that the little town off of the interstate has become quite the sprawl.

You holler if you ever need anything out the Colorado way. I can tell you are nothing but aces.

Feb 25, 2009 01:10 PM
Terry Miller
Miller Homes Group - Tyler, TX
Miller Homes Group and Tyler Apartment Locator

Helping other folks in thier life has some of the greatest rewards.

Feb 27, 2009 09:26 AM
Liz Carter
Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life! - Katy, TX
Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston)

Sandie is the apple of my eye, a really hard worker too.  Nice to see that in such a young lady.  I'll get by to see you all soon.  L

Mar 07, 2009 08:00 PM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Liz:  It seems you have been truly blessed to have Sandie on your team.  Actually, she's a member of your family... and more like an angel sent from above.  Just keep giving those hugs to each other... and you'll both continue to do well.  Take care...

Apr 01, 2009 02:28 AM
Liz Carter
Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life! - Katy, TX
Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston)


If you have anyquestions or something I can help you with just let me know.  I have written a lot of "how to" real estate post, especially when I first joined AR a couple of years ago that might help you.  Check them out and let me know if you have any questions.  L


That is one of the truest statements ever made!  I've been reading a lot of great things about Tryler TX, I need to come check it out.  L

Karen Anne...

Sandie is my great niece, so she is the third generation working on my team.  She is a sharp and sweet little cookie, but of course she had a great coach...her Aunt Liz :).  She started with me at 17 as my runner and now she is 27 and running the show!  Hope you had a very blessed Easter, L

Apr 13, 2009 08:30 PM
Karen Anne Stone
New Home Hunters of Fort Worth and Tarrant County - Fort Worth, TX
Fort Worth Real Estate

Liz:  I am glad the two of you are doing so well.  She seems like quite a prize... just a Auntie Liz is.  By they way... I COULD ask you what you are doing up so late, or so early, but then I'd have to ask myself the same question... and I really don't know the answer.  Take care... be well...

Apr 13, 2009 08:44 PM
Liz Carter
Liz Carter & Team Realty-Your Real Estate Resource For Life! - Katy, TX
Broker/Owner of Liz Carter & Team Realty, Katy TX (Houston)

Karen Anne...

It's a very bad habit I've gotten into...staying up so late and sleeping till 10 or 11 AM.  I'm usually not that bad and in bed by 2 or 3, which really needs to stop.  Maybe I'm making up for all those years of bed by 9 and up at 5:00 AM, with every minuet on a schedule .  So now, what's your story????  Hugs

Apr 14, 2009 04:27 PM