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By Lacey Fisher | Agent in Modesto, CA

Giving Thanks


Real estate can be an extremely tough business. I don't mean long hours hard work tough (but it is that too) for this example I mean mentally and emotionally tough. We are essentially providing a service, and there are 1000 other agents in line behind us that can provide the same service. Knowing this we often bend over backwards to please our clients- not only because of dedication to them and our profession but to keep them as clients. Sadly, no matter the amount or frequency of back-bending we do, we sometimes lose a client to another agent.
This is where the emotionally draining aspect of this business comes into play. It always hurts to lose a client. Always. It is an ego blow, a disappointment, a letdown, and sometimes a financial setback. Let's be real- selling real estate isn't for charity we actually do this to make a living.
I have had a pretty good track record over the years in retaining clients, but I lost one recently. A big one. An important one. A friend. I still am not sure why- and for the purposes of this post it isn't important. But what IS important, is that I realized today while washing dishes in my kitchen that relative to everything else that has happened this year it doesn't matter. Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, a day for reckognizing what we have, how far we have come and for those that enrich our lives. I have an amazing, healthy family. I have a warm, comfortable home to live in. I have plenty of food to eat. I am an American and I get to enjoy all of the rights and privileges that affords me. And- on top of all that- I get to help people at very important times in their life. Throughout this year and the past 8 years I have met and helped so many people either find their first family home, purchase their first investment property or helped them out of a crushing financial burden. Many of these people have become friends, but they have ALL enriched my life. I would not be where I am today without them, and for that I am truly grateful.
No- I am not going to let this ONE thing get me down. I have way too much to be thankful for.

Comments

By Edyta Gryc - Broker Associate,  Tue Dec 18 2012, 19:51
Great, moving blog. Dealing with emotions is never easy. I am glad that you realized what is the most important in your life. Wish you all the best!

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