Monday, November 26, 2007

Do What You Love and Love Doing It!

As a real estate virtual assistant I hear different types of stories from agents that I work with regarding changes in the real estate market. Some speak about the stress; some speak about the uncertainty in the market.

But I thought I would veer away from my usual advice regarding how REVAs can help an agent to just some simple points that have helped me reignite my enthusiasm for what I do.

Build a support system. Since real estate is a social business –those who are very outgoing are usually are successful. When you have a bad day, it is important that you have others (such as family, friends, or co-workers) to turn to for support. You never know when one of them may come up with an idea that you had never thought of because of the stress you are under. I usually turn to those I have befriended from Real Estate Virtual Assistants online networks for support or helpful advice.

Add something different to your daily life. What about taking a class or joining a professional group. This will help to reignite the enthusiasm you had when you initially chose this career. This may be a boost to help you from feeling burned out in the profession that you love.

Why you chose this career. Remind yourself why you chose this career. Was it because you have an outgoing personality and just enjoy people? Do you enjoy the thrill of selling and helping people obtain their dream home? What about the flexibility your job offers?

Bring to mind the positive traits you have as real estate agent. What you do to have a successful relationship with your clients and why they like you.

There are more, but these are the few that I thought of that have helped me and I hope have given you just a little something to think about.

Roxanne Tidmore, NAR Certified REPA

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