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REALTORS GET IT...Change is Constant

UPDATE: June, 2007   

This was one of my very first posts. I almost deleted it back a few months ago because it is so "syrupy"..(is that a word?)..but I'm glad I didn't because someone might  READ ....and even comment.  ..one day.***

REALTORS get it! We know that change is a constant..possibly even more so these days. Here in Asheville, NC, for example, we seem to be in the midst of a a revolution of sorts. More and more people here in the Western North Carolina mountains notice changes. They are, subtle and not-so subtle, and have to do with the way we perceive our surroundings, and ourselves in the context  of all that is before us.

We look around at all the beauty, and sense that there is a larger meaning ...Here is a photo I took that explains that sense of place so prevalent in the mountains of North Carolina. You cannot help but feel "connected" here. And I think that it just melts people's hearts because they  know they "belong"....Asheville has been named the "Happiest City in the USA" and it's not hype. There really is a kind spirit gracing our by-ways.

 

 

Appalachian Viewshed

Barry and Janae (past clients of mine here in Asheville)  demonstrate this in their KINDNESS CAMPAIGN . It  reconfirms that we are in relationship to and with one another...something we REALTORS really get. We constantly deal with recognizing healthy (and unhealthy) patterns; we work with that recognition, and then we make meaning of what's in front of us.  That is something everyone can do, but for those of us REALTORS who practice this every day, the blessing is that what really matters comes quickly into focus. 

We REALTORS are at a pivotal point when it comes to making meaning. We work in  transaction liaison, after all. We are educators. We listen, communicate for understanding, influence outcome, coordinate, and come through for any number of parties in really complex scenarios.

 Over the years, I've asked myself how to make the most meaning of my real estate practice in our community . Our real estate practice has evolved to encompass "ECO conscious" investors in the mountains. Last year two of my clients, "little old ladies"  got together to help protect 100 acres and a gorgeous waterfall. They intend to make this a park their grandchildren will be proud to visit.

“Do well while doing good,” is my firm’s motto.  

Our mascot is the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker. This 20 pound bird, the largest of the woodpeckers was thought extinct for the last 60 years. Yet, as if by a miracle, it recently was re-discovered in the great Old Growth Forests of the South.  "This event signals a second chance for all of us for renewed focus toward conscientious stewardship,” a spokesperson for our firm says. “We believe that  work and value-creation go hand-in-hand making meaning, within the context, not just content, is paramount. “  

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Comments

JaneAnne, what a nice post!  And this was one of your first?  I had no idea the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker was that big!  I like it!
Posted by Stephanie Edwards-Musa, knitwit at thred UP (thredUP.com) over 11 years ago

Stephannie!!! YAY!-yeah

Thanks you so much for your comment! It is the first comment I have had on one of my first posts!...and it is only almost a e later! Hot DAWG!! There's hope for this post.  

I am a big fan of the Ivory-Billed Woodpecker. We have a piliated one who lives on the Ridge near our home, but he is only about half the size of the Ivory-Billed. That woodpecker is HUGE. I am waiting for more news-on the majestic creature...hoping that the sounds of his/her knocking on cypress is not lost forever.. .

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago
janeAnne, i'm glad someone else realises we are educators not sales people.
Posted by Gary Smith (Agent Marketing Today) over 11 years ago

Yeah...there are bloomers (me) and ones that didn't need to come out..they were already there. You always have beautiful stories

We know that change is a constant..possibly even more so these days

This statement surely signifies the change I've experienced with our changing market ....but with such grace it amazes even me.  I am actually (for once) being creative, patient and you know what? It comes. In the meantime, I am enjoying blogging! Okay, had to throw that in...ha!

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 11 years ago

Gary~

You found me out! I am an old schoolteacher and guidance counselor.

YES...when the real estate profession is viewed from the perspective of consulting and education, as opposed to "sales" I believe relationships with clients ,and the clients themselves, benefit.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

Sally~

...as we look back over our lives, we see that "things" fall into place. In the average market, those times of feast and famine in our industry are the constant....I look at the "hungry" times as opportunities for creative pursuit, too.

 Lucky for all of us, you outlet is in blogging!!!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago
I think this is a great article janeAnne -- It should be the message that the Realtors(r) get out to the public to counter the recent articles and tv shows bashing real estate agents -- It is the care, empathy, guidance and professionalism that we bring to the process.  I'm glad that you brought this blog out of the darkness back into the light!
Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 11 years ago

Joan~

Coming from YOU, this is a major compliment.
Thank you so much !

It amazes me that the outmoded notion that real estate professionals are NOT professional
keeps popping up in the media.  

Au contraire, I say! Right here in the Active Rain community, for example, daily we read thousands of BLOGGER posts that exemplify a level of professionalism and caring to be admired...from  thousands of REALTORS across the nation demonstrating  the "doing well while doing good" model.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 11 years ago

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