Things to do in Washington DC: When no one is there to encourage you,encourage yourself

When no one is there to encourage you,encourage yourself

We are know that real estate sales are down and that times are rough. It has prompted some real estate brokers to downsize. Some real estate professionals have left the business and are seriously thinking of leaving the real estate business. It has caused conflicts in families of real estate professionals. I remembered reading here the story of a young lady asking whether she should leave or stay in the real estate business. She said that her fiance or husband told her she should just leave because she is wasting her time and that she is never going to make no money. ( I have been there -TRUST ME. In fact,something like that happened to me recently. That's all I am going to say about that. )

I am a firm believer in the statement "If you can see it,you can achieve it". Its one thing to vision yourself being successful. But it is another thing to put action behind your beliefs. Things are rough. But no matter what shape the Real Estate Market is in,Real Estate is and will always be in high demand for Real Estate. But I am not going to just sit and complain about it. I am doing something about it. People not believing in me is making me work even harder on improving my craft and becoming a better real estate professional. I just refuse to lose. I came in this business to win and that's what I am going to do. Successful top producing real estate agents didn't get to where they are at overnight-They worked hard VERY HARD to achieve their status. The Real Estate business is tough? Life is tough and it didn't come with a instructions either. ( It would've been so nice if it did ).

You will win and succeed in this business. You just have to get out there and let people know that you are a real estate professional who knows their real estate market very well. Let them know that you are not about just making a commission check. You want to help them own a piece of the American Dream. Let them know that you care about their wants and needs. People don't care what you know until they know that you care. So for those who are down,feel like things wont get better in Real Estate and not motivated because of the monsters ( media ) lying to the public,don't be discouraged. When no one is there to encourage you,encourage yourself. Let everyone you meet know that you are best thing that ever happened to them because of your knowledge of real estate and services that you are going to offer to them. Be enouraged and don't get discouraged.

To receive your free list of "Houses for sale in Washington DC",please give me a call at your earliest convenience. I can be reached at ( 202 ) 378-0283 ( Direct ) or ( 301 ) 560-6700 x1154 ( Office ). I can also be reached online at my website www.buyandsellnewhomes.com/ Thank you very much. Looking forward to working with you and helping you make your home purchase or sale a stress free and very good one. Have a great day. Lanre Folayan - Real Estate Professional with Exit Premier Realty."Buy and/or sell a home in Washington,DC"

 

 

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Comments

Lanre - I agree that you have to learn to be your own cheerleader. Set goals, remain positive and reward yourself.
Posted by Jennifer Fivelsdal, Mid Hudson Valley real estate connection ( JFIVE Home Realty LLC | 845-758-6842|162 Deer Run Rd Red Hook NY 12571) over 11 years ago
Jennifer- You are your biggest cheerleader. Thanks for your comments and being a big supporter of my blogs.
Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) over 11 years ago

Lanre:  Thanks!  This is the place for encouragement!  We're all in the trenches, exchanging ideas, news and most of all a hand up and a pat on the back!  Yes, things are tough and the media isn't helping.  But good times or bad, people will always want a home of their own and a guide to get them there!  D.C. is lucky to have YOU! 

Posted by Alyce Martin, Albuquerque - THE Place To Be! (The Realty Group, LLC) over 11 years ago
Lanre, Love reading your posts. Your are so positive and encouraging!!! Thank you. Linda
Posted by Linda Lipscomb, 731-695-1118, Lexington TN Homes (Linda Lipscomb RE/MAX Lexington Henderson County TN) over 11 years ago

Lanre, I love your background photo. Very peaceful. Great post. I think we have all felt this way lately.  Do I stay or do I go? 

I, for one, have worked way to hard to get where I am.  To walk away and start something else, scares the heck out of me, can I do it.  Yes.  I can make myself comfortable working anywhere, that's just part of my personality.  I wouldn't matter if I am flipping burgers or selling houses I will do the best job I can.  I will hang on as long as I can, Bottom line, I have to make a mortgage payment and I have to think of my family. I don't know what the answer it, but I have a little faith and it keeps me coming back, with a smile on my face.

Posted by Leslie Stewart, Realtor, ABR, CRS, Oregon Licensed Broker (Oregon Licensed Broker with Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Professionals) over 11 years ago
Lanre, Great Post! I love your attitude, it is something that I really need to work on! Thank you for sharing this with us.
Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) over 11 years ago

Alyce- Thank you . That was very nice of you. I really appreciate that. Albuquerque,NM is definitely luck to have you. And welcome to Active Rain. Looking forward to reading blogs from you. Thanks again for your nice comments.

Linda- Thank you! Thank you Linda. I really appreciate that. I am still learning. But I know that I am only going to get better. Thanks again for your nice comments.

Lesile - Your faith is only going to grow bigger with a attitude like that. Whatever you have to do,do it. Thank you so much for your comments. Much success to you.

Tony & Darcy- I am still working on mine as well. But I am getting better. Thank you very much for your comments.

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) over 11 years ago

Lanre- This is why I love Active Rain- and your posts- A ray of sunshine in my life

Posted by Barbara Carter, Serving Your Real Estate Needs in the Hudson Valle (C21 Alliance Realty Group) over 11 years ago

Lanre-very well said...the market is bad right now, but this to shall end...this is not the first time it has happened and it always bounces back and it will again...thanks for this post.

Posted by Patty Ledford, Your N. Ga. Mountain Agent -The Ledford Team-Blue (RE/MAX Town and Country) over 11 years ago
Very nice post and so true, it is hard to stay poitive in this day, post like yours sure help.
Posted by Bart Whitmore, Real Estate Agent (Keller Williams- Louisville) over 11 years ago

Lanre,

You are right! Sometimes we need to stop and reinvent ourselves and remember why we entered this industry.

Doing so creates opportunities for us to innovate!

I had to do this just last week as I played my many roles including, Realtor, graduate student and most importantly, Mama!

Your post was inspiring.....thanks.....

Vanessa.

Posted by Vanessa Plante-McDonald, MBA, REALTOR® - Cash Rebate to ALL My Buyers! (Bethel Equities, LLC) over 11 years ago

Lanre, Great post, my friend. The most important person that needs to believe in you, is YOU! Sounds like you have that covered. Yes, if you can see IT, IT shall be yours. You go for it Lanre, You can do it and YOU will do it!

Posted by Elizabeth Cooper-Golden, Huntsville AL MLS (Huntsville Alabama Real Estate, (@ Homes Realty Group)) over 11 years ago

Lanre, You are so right.  Every morning I get up and count my blessings and say thanks for what I have.  Then, I work positively and know I will succeed.   I don't watch the negative news anymore because when you listen to that over and over again, you start to believe it.  Stay strong, you will succeed. Great post.

 

Posted by Audrey June-Forshey, GRI, Gaithersburg, MD (RE/MAX Realty Services) over 11 years ago

Vanessa- Wow! That's a lot of roles to play Vanessa. I am glad that you found my post inspiring. Thanks for your comments.

Elizabeth-Times like this,we need to encourage ourselves more Liz. I am encouraged alone just by your comments my friend. Thanks Liz.

Audrey-Thank you! Thank you! Continue to stay strong too Audrey! Much success to you. Thanks for your comments.

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) over 11 years ago

Lanre - there are few outside of your family and very good friends who care if you win or lose

If it's to be it's up to me

Posted by Kathy Clulow, Trusted For Experience - Respected For Results (RE/MAX All-Stars Realty Inc. Brokerage) over 11 years ago

Kathy- Absolutely. Thats why I ignore those who try to put me down and go out and prove them wrong. Success is the biggest revenge. Thanks for your comments.

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) over 11 years ago

Lanre  - What a great post - I could certainly relate to many of your points having had my experience with the "nay sayers."  You definitely have the right attitude!

Posted by Jackie - computer-training-atlanta.com, Learn to leverage technology to get more done. (770.498.7333) over 11 years ago

Jackie-Thanks Jackie. People are going to say whatever they are going to say. Its up to you to prove them wrong and shut them up. Thanks for your comments.

Posted by Lanre-"THE REAL ESTATE FARMER" Folayan, I don't make promises.I deliver results.SOLD HOMES (Keller Williams Select Realtors-Buy a home in Washington DC. Sell a home in Washington DC) over 11 years ago

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