News from the Club – September 26, 2011

Time flies!  Isn’t that what we all say?  It sure does!  This weekend I celebrated my 30th High School Reunion!  It certainly does not seem like that long.  Where does it go?  Most of us, as children don’t focus on work or a talent or the future paths we need to prepare for.  Most kids just go to school, socialize, play and don’t think about much of anything until we reach high school.  Most of us procrastinate; say we will do it tomorrow, etc.  As we get older, week after week goes by and one day we turn around and 30 years have gone by.  What have we done?  What do we have to show for our work, our efforts for the past years?  Do we have a plan?  Do we have goals?  Do we have time to do the things we want or need to get done?  Time management may be one our most important skill sets.  Carpe Diem!  Seize the day!  Being that “Type A” personality, I always want to work smarter and get more done.  I feel like I am constantly working and never spending the time I want with my growing and aging family.  I get a little frustrated with myself when it feels like I am constantly working and not getting any of my personal goals accomplished.  As with life, families, personal, we especially need to time manage work.  We need to work more efficiently in the fast paced world.  Take assessment of those actions that we do each day and analyze if those actions are productive and contributing to our goals for the days, weeks, and months.  There is no waiting as we need to make urgent, deliberate decisions to affect our work lives to give us more personal lives.  Time is not waiting for us. We as Real Estate agents are also trying to communicate the urgency to our clients about their Real Estate decisions.  We have clients every day that we feel or know like a particular property and then say things like “I need to think about it”, or “It has been on the market for a long time, I can wait”.  Uncannily it seems every time we hear this, suddenly there are two or more others interested in the same property and it sells!  Indecision and procrastination changes our clients and our choices, our direction.  None of us knows what will happen a few months from now, next year or the year after.  With the home prices low and the interest rates low, we need to communicate to our clients that it is a good time to buy.   A property is only worth what someone is willing to pay.  Of course, we all understand that the market has been in a huge decline but we hope that we are at the bottom of the downward trend and in a “leveling” out period before we start our recovery.  We hope our fourth quarter for 2011 will be a good end to this year and in 2012 start our incline to a healthy housing market.  Another reason to urge our clients to continue to purchase and not wait is to stimulate that recovery.  Without continued sales there can be no turn around.  We can’t wait!  We can’t afford to think about it!  We need to seize the day!  We need to buy now!  With our local expert Brokers, if you want to purchase any property, we can find it for you.  Come in today and let us show you the inventory!  Talk to our preferred lenders and see how and what you can do!  Carpe Domus?

Posted on September 26, 2011 at 4:30 pm
Beth A. Newton | Category: Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,