As the year comes to an end, every year, I sit back and reflect on where the time has gone and how productive we were. I always first count my blessings and then, nothing else seems to really matter.
As a company…. in this housing market of declining REALTORS, worst market in decades, foreclosures, short sales, unemployment, etc. etc…., we have maintained! We actually grew by hiring a listing specialist. Her name is Michelle Ames and we are very excited to see her start next week. Of course it is a bit slow this time of year as it is every year in this industry, I believe we are beyond the dip and have gained momentum for 2010. Our team of 7 has a positive outlook and we all grew to adapt, from admin to buyer specialists and from CEO(Sue) to myself. (I just wish our average sales price in the Lewiston Auburn area were a bit higher than it is!) We look forward to starting up new client relationships for 2010.
Personally…. I have freed up a lot of my time from distractions (commitments). I said goodbye to the snowmobile club position of Webmaster and Club Reporter and I ended my term as President of the Kiwanis Club of Auburn-Lewiston Maine. I still serve on the Board but it is not nearly as busy. I now spend more time online for the real estate business. My oldest daughter is engaged and is wrapping up her final semester in college while my youngest, second year of college, is finding out that life isn’t all fun and games. It’s hard to see them realize that life is what they make of it and that they need to apply themselves to a career. (Heck, I still don’t know what I want to do when I grow up!) The bright side…they both express interest in working with Mom & Dad in the real estate industry right her from Auburn Maine! – We all have our health, saw family during the Holiday, and made many friends this past year and grew in faith.
Thank GOD! What more can you ask for?