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December 31st, 2010 11:24 AM by David W. Welch
I recently had a closing, and the other agent thanked me for doing my job. Unfortunately, I knew exactly what he meant. Too many people seem to be just going through the motions and hoping things turn out ok in the end. The next thing he said to me was very telling. He said he has very low expectations of the other parties involved in the sale, so he is never disappointed. My guess is that he is less frustrated than I get sometimes, because I just cannot understand why folks cannot just do their job. In an economy where millions are unemployed, I am very thankful to be in a profession where I have a job to do. Sure there will always be challenges to overcome and issues that have to be resolved, but that is why our industry exists.
If real estate was easy, and everybody did what they were supposed to do, and problems never came up who would need a Realtor? My resolution for 2011 is to not let myself get frustrated when other parties don't hold up their end of the bargain. I am not going to lower my expectations either. All I can do is hold people accountable, and do my best to represent the interests of my customers. Having the right attitude makes all the difference. Rock Thomas is a real estate coach, and he has a saying "what's great about this?" In 2011, that sounds like right attitude to me.
David Welch Real Estate Optimist, Orlando Real Estate