As 2010 draws to a close, I realize that I have so much to be thankful for and that there are a lot of people I should thank. You have only to turn on the television to see that 2010 has been a hard year in general. Real estate has continued to decline in value, sales are down and foreclosures are up. What the news hasn't really talked about is how hard it's been for people in the real estate industry. Agents and companies have left the business in droves. This year I am grateful to still be in business, and not only that, to have continued to grow my business. I am grateful to work at a company with people who inspire and motivate me.
2010 had also been a difficult year for me personally as well. This year I've had a beloved family member and two very good friends depart this world. Still, as hard as that is, I have to be grateful for the fact that they were a part of my life at all. Their passing has left me a little more humble and human, and all the more grateful for the people who remain in my life.
I am also, ever grateful for my clients. This year was unusual in that I sold houses to several people who have become good friends. That is perhaps the most rewarding thing about this job. It is truly a blessing to work with clients who are so awesome that you are able to call them a friend at the end of the day.
And Now, Onward and Upward into 2011!