When I began my career in real estate 7 years ago, I quickly learned to adapt to the world of declining home prices, BPO's, REO's, Short Sales, Asset Managers, yada yada yada.....you get the picture. Almost overnight, my entire business was centered around the distressed market. From a business standpoint, it didn't bother me. In fact, it fit right into my loss mitigation background and appealed to the analytical party of me. It wasn't the best scenario and could be extremely volatile at times, but it paid the bills and I was good at working the market (still am). So, I turned a deaf ear to the drunk monkey telling me that I wouldn't be able to make a living in the distressed market because it was saturated with agents. I told the monkey to shut up when he told me that I didn't have enough experience to make it in the distressed market because it was saturated with agents who'd been in the business for 10+ years. Finally, I smothered him with a pillow after he told me that 2012 was a fluke and that my business wouldn't be that successful again....
Well, the market has changed again.... and he's reared his ugly head. He'd actually almost convinced me that I knew nothing about the traditional re-sale market and that I wouldn't be able to transition my business in the manner that it needed and 2013 would be horrendous for me! WHAT????? Well, I looked that monkey square in the face and told him that because of my keen ability to research and study market trends brought on by many years of completing BPO's, I wouldn't have an issue with properly pricing a property to sell. I told him that because I'm actually used to completing monthly marketing reports on all of my listings, monthly CMA with marketing plans for normal market sellers would be a breeze! I finally told him that because I was able to maneuver through one of the tougest real estate markets that our Country has ever seen, my problem solving skills are fine tuned and remarkable! Then.....I laced his banana with cyanide.