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"I haven't seen a monument erected to a pessimist"
Oh what a refeshing quote to hear in this dire financial crisis we're in. But where do we draw the line between being an optimist and in touch with the brutal truth of reality?
There's a fine line.
I love what Jim Stockedale said "confront the brutal facts, but never lose hope that in the end we will prevail." Now that's more like it. Can you imagine what would happen to our profession's credibility if we put into that into practice?!
I sense people are looking for those kinds of agents. By and large, I've noticed people still want good stories, the heroes prevailing over the villains. The John Wayne's of business. Laughter over despair. They want the truth, but they also want to hear hope coming out of our mouths. Instead of blind faith, they want to know all the sides of the story based on hard research, but still understandable for the common man.
They need us--Realtors. Honest. Hard working. Trustworthy. That's who we are.
P.S--Condolences to the family of Paul Harvey: 1918-2009. You will be greatly missed. The greatest broadcaster the world has known, left to be with his Creator.
* you can read more about Joe's thoughts and advice at--Reno real estate blog