My New Outside Blog: Just Dance in the Snow

Just Dance in the Snow

Bear Dancing in the Snow - Feb. 2011When life throws you for a curve and things just don't go the way you had hoped then you have a new opportunity.

Making an adjustment to our business to meet with our economic climate is such an opportunity.  Re-invent yourself.

Realizing that business as usual just doesn't hold true you need to tweak and mold your business to seize new avenues, fresh opportunity.

Short sales, foreclosures, new mortgage programs to assist varied individuals who qualify by profession all present vibrant forms of business. 

Stay up on change, becoming more knowledgeable about mortgage lending changes & requirements, understanding the appraisal challenges with rules and regulations are all critical to maintaining excellence in our profession.

Instead of singing the blues about how things use to be - adopt an attitude of what things will be .. and how much stronger your business will become.

So when the climate changes and snow cascades down, just go outside and embrace the fact that things are just the way they are for this moment of time.  Then have fun dancing in the snow and turning what could be a downer into a positive.  

Comment balloon 14 commentsConnie Goodrich • February 09 2011 10:33PM


So true, thanks for the post, I am all for turning as downer into something positive, and have fun in the process!

Posted by Christine R. Sutherland, REALTOR - RSPS, e-Pro, TRC (Sun Realty USA, Inc.) over 8 years ago

Good post Connie.  We have to change with the times to stay relevant and have a strong grasp of the basics too.

Posted by 'The Diamond Group' 'A Cut Above The Rest', Lubbock Texas Real Estate (The Diamond Group @ Keller Williams) over 8 years ago

Hi Connie:

Change is good!  We need to change and stay ahead of what's going on in our field.

Love this photo of Bear...How adorable!!!

Posted by Toula Rosebrock, Broker/Sales Associate, Realtor, Lacey Township, (Diane Turton, Realtors, Forked River, NJ) over 8 years ago

Hi Connie - That dog looks like he's having a terrific time in the snow.

Posted by Cameron Novak, Featured Corona Real Estate Agent Team (The Homefinding Center) over 8 years ago

Christine - one of the joys of this profession is the ability to make each day a new one filled with different tasks.  Fun in marketing and the ability to make it just what we want .. what a gift that is.  One thing we have total control of in our business .. how we react and our attitude.  All so very critical to success.  Positive thoughts, positive results!

Elizabeth - one must always keep the foundation to build the business.  I will never forget one KW speaker, a Top agent in our area who visited our office and gave us some pointers.  She said that she had built a top business and all were just beating her doors down for her to list to their homes.  Then she started going on appointments and noticed that more people opted to list with another Realtor, she lost the opportunity.  She stepped backed and discovered she had just got sloppy in her presentation, research, etc.  Had neglected the basics.  Once she corrected business success dramatically improved.  You have it absolutely right!

Toula - how sweet for you to recall Bear's name - she was having a great time outside, dancing, biting at the snow as it came down.  My other little wimpy dog (Rat Terrier) wouldn't have a thing to do with it and clung to me like a baby and of course I did just that, babied her. 

Thanks ladies for your visit and comments - love my AR friends!

Posted by Connie Goodrich, CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas (Keller Williams Realty) over 8 years ago

Cameron - that is my big black lab, Bear and she was having a blast.  It fired her up and she was covered with snow by the time she was finished.  Good thing she has a heavy fur coat!

Posted by Connie Goodrich, CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas (Keller Williams Realty) over 8 years ago

Each day is a gift and we'll be good if we stay thankful and stay positive whatever the circumstance. Choose to enjoy the moment for you cannot turn it back...

Posted by Krista Lombardi (Prudential Calfornia Realty) over 8 years ago
Just laugh at it.. Nice post, Connie!
Posted by Chirag Shah, Chirag Shah (Gateway Realty Corp of N.Y.) over 8 years ago

I do a funny dance in the snow everyday... trying to stay vertical without falling on my tush. We roll with all of the challenges that are presented to us! It's all we can do. My pug Harley enjoys his chance to get a little action in all of this snow too...

Harley Snow

Thanks for your good words and positive thoughts.


Posted by Ed Kurosz , Lic. Assoc. RE Broker, Douglas Elliman Real Estate Hamptons & North Fork (Douglas Elliman Real Estate - Westhampton Beach & Quogue) over 8 years ago

Good morning Connie...I love Bear...she is absolutely beautiful.  Great blog as well as attitude...there are great opportunities within every situation.  Great reminder...thank you!

Posted by Judith Parker, CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC (ProStead Realty) over 8 years ago

Such a positive attitude; so refreshing and good to see you return to the Rain.

Posted by Teral McDowell (Referral Patners LLC) over 8 years ago

Instead of singing in the rain, you could be singing in the snow. Actually, I think singing in the snow would be better than singing in the rain. Much more fun, I would think.

Posted by Jim Frimmer, Realtor & CDPE, Mission Valley specialist (HomeSmart Realty West) over 8 years ago

Connie - First and foremost, it's so true that we have to stay on top of all the changes going on in our market as well as our industry.  As an MLO in Los Angeles & Ventura counties, this is absolutely vital for me in order to best serve my borrowers and their agents.

On another note, as a long time dog mama, LOVE the dancing doggy.  ABSOLUTELY PRECIOUS!!!

Posted by Donne Knudsen, CalState Realty Services (Los Angeles & Ventura Counties in CA) over 8 years ago

You're so right!  Life throws us all some challenges -- it's how we respond to them that makes all the difference isn't it!?

Posted by Margaret Oscilia, Home Stager, Salem Oregon (Creative Concepts-Home Staging and Contracting, Salem Oregon) over 8 years ago