Up times in a down market

Real Estate Broker/Owner with !Daley Real Estate

Well, I just wanted to take a moment to commemorate my Thursday. Despite the market and all the rumors in the press, I had 2 closings in one day. And no, I didn't sell a couple's home and move them into another. I am talking about 2 real closings. 2 buyers. 2 sellers. 2 listing agents. 2 selling agents. 2 lenders. Guess what was common about all of these parties? We were all smart, attentive, worked together and got the job done. We stayed positive. No one dragged their feet. It was AWESOME!

 For those of you pushing properties through this trying time, you know where I am coming from. We need to celebrate every rewarded effort because you can't be sure when your next opportunity will come across your path.

For agents having trouble getting things moving (and you are not alone!!) be encouraged. Be positive. Be energetic. Be resourceful. You can get through this market if you put your mind to it. Let me know what you think.


How do you stay positive? How do you keep your optimism despite what your new source is feeding you?

Comments (3)

Tamara Perlman
Referral Network Inc. - Truckee, CA

Kelly--Congrats on the closes!  The buyers are out there.  My last 3 buyers were cash, smart and attentive too.  Agents on other side were most helpful.  Just read a post about some who aren't.  I'm glad I've not had any of those in a long time.  I tend to be positive anyway, and people are attracted to positive, repelled by negative--isn't that how it works?  Congrats again and I wish you more closes soon!

Feb 27, 2009 12:28 PM
Kelly Bringman
!Daley Real Estate - Savannah, GA

Thanks Tamara. That really means a lot (especially coming from California). Best of luck. Let's keep positive and muddle through this market, disagree with the media and keep customer service top-of-mind. Thanks for your comment! Happy Friday!

Feb 27, 2009 12:40 PM
Tamara Perlman
Referral Network Inc. - Truckee, CA

Kelly--I think it was Henry Ford that said, "If you think you can or you think you can't, you're right"... And I always challenge the media!

Feb 27, 2009 12:45 PM