By Brooke Wolford
It’s a new year, a new decade. As I look back at the past year, I reflect on all of the hard times. As REALTORS®, we faced some of the most difficult challenges in 2009. The bad media coverage, constantly having to defend ourselves, and insults on TV shows like “Cougar Town” and “Modern Family.” (These shows both feature characters who are real estate practitioners… and honestly, these shows are hilarious.) But nonetheless, its been a tough year.
I have chosen to look back at 2009 and learn from the rough times and the mistakes I have made. All you can really do is try to learn from them. Also, try to consider the flawless transactions you had. In those cases, ask yourself, “What did you do right?”
The market is beginning to turn around, so now it’s our time to shine. It’s time to improve ourselves and make 2010 our best year ever! On days when things get me down, I always think, “Real estate makes the world go round.” I can say that I am so proud to be part of it!
Brooke Wolford is a REALTOR® with Edina Realty, Hastings, Minn. Follow her blog at strugglingrookierealtor.blogspot.com.