We’ve all thought about it at one time or another. Times like these cause agents to rethink their career choice. Some agents will quit and others will find ways to increase opportunities. Some are saying, “I’m not doing any business right now,” or “I’ve taken a second job,” or “I can’t afford to stay in real estate until the market improves.” If these thoughts have crept into your head recently, consider the following:
1. Don’t let the negative media discourage you. Listen to positive messages or don’t listen at all.
2. Focus on what you can do, not what you can’t do. Have you shifted your attention to where the business is happening?
3. Find out what successful agents are doing…and do the same.
4. Spend time observing, listening, asking and learning.
5. Remember why you launched your real estate career in the first place. Do you want to be your own boss or work for a boss?
6. Some agents are having a record year. Activity is increasing and the agent population is decreasing so there are more opportunities for everyone.
7. Learn something new or re-educate yourself. Add a specialty to your menu of services. Attend classes that teach new and up-to-date topics that excite you.
8. Attitude counts 93% toward success and Experience, Knowledge, and Intelligence combined count only 7%? People like working with positive people. Regardless of your level of experience or your arsenal of knowledge, if you stay positive, you will generate business.
Before making the life-changing decision to call it quits, talk with a peer or role model and create a positive action plan. Locate and enroll in a free business planning class that can help you get back on track with prospecting. If you are technologically challenged, this is the time to sharpen you skills. Learning to utilize social networking is a must.
There are many money-making opportunities for those who are resilient, dedicated, energetic, and creative. Don’t quit now. Rather, have fun with the new challenges and opportunities that await you!