February 27, 2011

It's Time to Spring Into Action

Monday Morning Match is a short post - maybe a quote, inspirational story or idea - intended to spark some motivation inside each of you so your week gets off to a fantastic start on Monday morning.

Is the season changing where you're at? Can you sense that winter is fading away and the warmer weather is bubbling up like a geyser, ready to burst forth?

How about your real estate market? Is it starting to make some noise? Has "cabin fever" hits it's boiling point? Will buyers be ready to take advantage of these low interest rates and tremendous opportunities on homes priced well below their peak prices?

Are you working hard each day to secure appointments with sellers who want to take advantage of the blossoming number of buyers ready to burst forth upon the neighborhood? Appointments with sellers are to listings what April showers are to May flowers. Put on your galoshes and start making calls.

Today ends February - traditionally one of winter's months. Tomorrow begins March and that signals spring. I hope you're not just getting started trying to generate business for 2011 today because any engine started today will need time to cough, sputter and idle for a while before hitting a steady cruising speed.

No, the salesperson who will pop through the last layers of winter's resistance this week will certainly be the one who planted their seed in the fall. Those who score new listings and ready buyers will be the ones who worked the ground and fertilized relationships throughout the winter. The first spring colors to grace the dreary landscape will be signals that a new season is here and a bouquet of success will be on the table for Easter.

Don't delay in breaking through the frosty ground. We all know that in the next few weeks, "For Sale" signs will be popping up in yards across town. What are you doing today to make sure your name is on them tomorrow?

Buyers will be coming out of their dens. Will you be there to help them find a new home for the summer.

Remember...the early bird will get the worm.

Set your alarm and get out there early.

"Today I went out. It smelled, it felt, it sensed spring. I had for the first time faith - not intellectual belief, but a sudden feeling of turning tide. Yes, there will be spring."
~ Ann Morrow Lindbergh