It’s has been an amazing week for me!! Crazy, busy productive!! My schedule was booked back to back. Today is the first time I have had to myself to get online and do the necessary correspondence and blog.
Anyway, I made the decision weeks ago to remain positive & optimistic about our country, my business, life and the future – regardless of external circumstances. I also believe that good things are going to come my way. AND THEY ARE!! I am watching in awe as a God is presenting me with things that are all good.
It is absolutely true that we cannot change anything but our attitude, our actions and reactions. It is a liken to the factors in selling Real Estate –
- Terms Available
- The Market
- Preparation of the Home – Staging®
Sellers truly ONLY have control over the last two – not the first four. I have made the decision to focus and change the things I can –
- My actions
- My reactions
- My attitude
- What I see & hear
Let everyone else do what they are going to do & act as the will. I want no negative things to enter this head!! I want positive input as it makes it easier to express & expect the positive. Well, let me tell you what is going on …
As I went through my insane schedule this week –
- I went to an initial meeting with a real estate related business owner that is looking for a Home Staging Professional to bring to his service as an added benefit. Its a visionary concept and I am excited about the possibilities (more later). Here is where is gets cool. Just as we sat down to talk @ Panera Bread one of the RE agents I Stage for came in – I consider Sue a friend as well as a colleague – I promise this was NO set up – she sat down and without abandon spoke well of me. I love her – thank you, Susan Orneck!! I could not have received a better endorsement. Thank you God, I say!!
- Then, I taught a Home Staging class @ Keller Williams Gulf Coast in Seminole, Florida. I taught out of Gary Keller’s book “Shift”; specifically Tactic 8/Staging (read the book – Gary is spreading the word and stresses the importance of Staging in a shifting market very well). As I was setting up agent Sandy Hartmann popped her head in the room to tell me a property I Staged for her had an offer & was (at that moment) in negotiations; the seller was in the process making her decision right there in the office. Well, the offer was good; cash; the seller took it. She walked by the room as I was teaching. The seller – bless her heart (I love this woman) – she is a hoot – came in and sang my praises to the Realtors in the room. It was completely off the cuff & sweet, sweet!! Again I was in awe – not of myself, not of anything I had done it as God …
I cannot say it strongly enough – expect good things and they will come your way!!! As Barb says, “More IS More …”
Jan Whitlow, ASPM, IAHSPPS I will never take credit for any success I may have – its all in spite of me – the flawed insecure little girl I hide inside!