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Motivational Monday - Adaptability, the Key to Success

Motivational Monday - Adaptability, the Key to Success

One of the wisest women we know here in the Rain, our own Barbara Todaro, has been reminding us recently about this very topic - adaptability. Our business is a fluid one and predictability is something that, if we follow our local data, we become adept with the sense of where our markets are heading.

 

Some things are right in front of us; others require a deeper analysis. However, knowing what to do with the data we collect and our sense of our own business is also essential in planning and goal-setting. The real key to success? Adaptability.

 

Adaptation = Success

 

Change is not always welcomed but, when we are at the helm, in control of our own business and the changes within, change is much more palatable...or it should be! 

 

Here are a few other quotes to consider with regards to adaptability. Thanks, Barbara, for the inspiration for this week’s motivational post…

 

Adaptability is not imitation. It means power of resistance and assimilation.” Mahatma Gandhi

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.” - Kakuzo Okakura

 

Change - Will you Adapt?Adaptability is being able to adjust to any situation at any given time.” - John Wooden

 

And the most successful people are those who accept, and adapt to constant change. This adaptability requires a degree of flexibility and humility most people can’t manage.” - Paul Lutus

Adaptability is the simple secret of survival.” - Jessica Hagedorn

 

Action and adaptability create opportunity.” - Garrison Wynn

 

Adaptability enforces creativity, and creativity is adaptability.” - Pearl Zhu

 


 

 

When you're feeling that discomfort we feel when change is on the horizon, remember Darwin's quote. Adapt and embrace the 'new,' for that will open up a whole new world of possibilities for you.

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent. It is the one that is most adaptable to change.” - Charles Darwin

 

Happy Monday!

 

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Comment balloon 74 commentsDebe Maxwell, CRS • January 07 2019 06:15AM

Comments

I've heard it said that the strongest tree doesn't necessarily withstand the storm, but the tree with limbs that are bendable and can adapt to the elements of the storm is the tree that has the best chance of making it through the storm.
Thank you for your beautiful encouraging post!

Posted by Maria Sapio, Real Estate Agent- Carlisle, PA. Mariasapio.com (Berkshire Hathaway Homesale Realty) 3 months ago

Great motivation for a Monday. Changes is coming whether we want it or not. If we don't adapt we will get left behind. In real estate this is proven all the time.

Posted by Mike Baltierra, Full Service at Your Service Realtor-Eastvale CA (Rise Realty ) 3 months ago

Good morning, Debe Maxwell, CRS thank you, first of all, for the mention and very kind words.....  

you've hit the high note here with the word adaptability....your graphic and quotes are very powerful... start to finish, this post is a winner... we never know what the future of real estate holds nor when the changes will occur, but we must ALL be ready to adapt to the market.... 

change gears... change the path of how you earn your income.... change whatever it takes to survive and thrive through every changing market....

 

Posted by Barbara Todaro, Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team (RE/MAX Executive Realty ) 3 months ago

Oh, thank you for that reminder, Maria Sapio - I hadn't heard that in years. I'm glad you enjoyed the motivation! Happy Monday!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Change is inevitable in our business but, embracing it and 'going with the flow' are two different things! I sense big change ahead and am working feverishly to adapt to my market, Mike Baltierra.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

That is a great message Debe Maxwell, CRS and oh so true. It is something i was taught on day 1. I love the graphics. 

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) 3 months ago

Thank you for the inspiration, Barbara! The old mantra is ever-so true in our business, "Survival of the fittest."  Change is a constant in our business and learning to embrace that change, regardless of our age or tenure in the buisness, is a MUST!

Happy Monday, Barbara Todaro

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Good morning,  Debe - change is inevitable so it makes sense(to me) that adaptability be a part of the picture. 

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 3 months ago

Good Morning Debe Maxwell, CRS 

Nice blog post. Change is the one constant in ALL of life. I like this quote best...

And the most successful people are those who accept, and adapt to constant change. This adaptability requires a degree of flexibility and humility most people can’t manage.” - Paul Lutus

Posted by Doug Dawes, Your Personal Realtor® (Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA) 3 months ago

Thank you, Scott Godzyk! I wish I had been taught that - I was taught to pick a neighborhood and OWN it! Change was not welcomed in my mind, until I HAD to! LOL Now, it's a part of life - keeps us from being bored, right?!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Yes it certainly is, Michael Jacobs! I remember going with change, kicking & screaming in years past - now, it's just a fact of life!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

I love the Lutus quote too, Doug Dawes - embracing change is something that is a must in our business - especially since it rules our every business plan! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Good morning again Debe. Adaptability.......exactly. I love the last quote by Darwin

Posted by Sheila Anderson, The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133 (Referral Group Incorporated) 3 months ago

Debe, thanks for selecting those quotes on adaptability - an important skill in a fast changing environment.

Posted by Steffy Hristova, Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work! (HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353) 3 months ago

If you don't bend with the market...get the best technology ...you will find your twigs snapped and on to the fireplace !

Posted by Sally K. & David L. Hanson, WI Realtors - Luxury - Divorce (EXP Realty 414-525-0563) 3 months ago

Good morning Debe - congratulations on an outstanding feature post.  You put real change in perspective by using the adaptability model.  And it is not about copying someone else as pointed out in the quote by Ghandi.  Getting in front of change means staying current and then placing yourself into the future.  And by the way there are many intellegent people who are failing as noted by Darwin.

Posted by Grant Schneider, Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes (Performance Development Strategies) 3 months ago

Some people can and some can't. I've seen many older people adapt and excel with all the new technology during the past decade. I've seen others refuse to get computers or cell phones.  There's a curiosity factor to adaptability - such as, why not give it a try?

Posted by Margaret Goss, Chicago's North Shore & Winnetka Real Estate (Baird & Warner Real Estate) 3 months ago

Excellent! Excellent motivation, food for thoughts. Love it. Adapt and move on could be more true.

Posted by Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR, Phoenix Scottsdale. Sellers, Buyers & Relocations (WestUSA Realty) 3 months ago

You know what they say, adapt or die. Not literally but in business.

Posted by Corinne Guest, Barrington Lifestyles (Corinne Guest, Realtor | Barrington Realty Company) 3 months ago

I love all your quotes  but the one that resonates with me because it has been my life for years is Jessica's. If I hadn't and still true is adaptability has and is the key  to my survival.

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) 3 months ago

Sharon Lee you are the definition of adaptation! I am in awe of your lifestyle!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Corinne Guest, You are so right! Stay the same and you can say bye-bye to your business. Many did during the recession.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Thank you, Richard! So good to see you here today! Adapt or move on is so true in our business.

Richard Bazinet /MBA, CRS, ABR

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS ,
Another great blog post!  Following the data is one thing, knowing how to interpret it to your local market is quite another, isn't it?  With our fast changing environment, why would anyone not want to adapt and even be a trend setter?

Happy Monday! 

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) 3 months ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS - What a terrific blog post and a fine tribute to Barbara Todaro too! Congratulations on this well-deserved feature! Being prepared for market changes and adaptability is what makes successful people more successful. Those are nice quotes too!

Happy Monday!

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 3 months ago

What a great post and congrats on the feature!  What a great way to start our week/Monday! We must adapt or you will get left behind! Thanks for sharing.

You're awesome! 

Posted by Graziella Bruner, Associate Broker - Serving Wayne & Oakland County (NCS Premier Real Estate) 3 months ago

Hello Debe,  Love the quotes and also love you mentioning Barbara Todaro, my marketing guru that I learn from every day.

 

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) 3 months ago

Hi Debe Maxwell, CRS, whether be in business or otherwise, change is inevitable. It is up to each one of us to either adapt or accept what comes with not being able to adapt. Great post and a well-deserved feature! 

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) 3 months ago

Good Afternoon Debe Maxwell, CRS - Congratulations! Your post is being featured in the BananaTude Group!

 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) 3 months ago

Hey there, Sheila Anderson! That one really resonates with me too - it's so true also!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

You're so welcome, Steffy Hristova! It really is about to be really fast-changing too!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

SO true, Sally K. & David L. Hanson! Great analogy!

Hey, Happy Monday! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Your comment reminds me of the quote that I pondered using before coming up with this one - "If you're not the lead dog, the view never changes!" It's a cute quote but, spot-on! 

It is NOT about copying someone and I always joke that I keep my best-kept secrets close to the heart - there are SO many people who don't think for themselves these days, Grant Schneider!

 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

I'm with you, Margaret Goss - it's a curiosity thing for me too - I WANT to know about the new technology, especiall with all of the millenials that I serve!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Thank you so much, Carol Williams! You know, we make it sound effortless but, there is a certain skill involved and not all agents have that skill.

Funny but, I have a local agent that always calls me to help her with comparables. I never say no to her because I SO want to see her succeed. However, I do wonder if we need to step up our training because I am confident she's not the only one that struggles with this. 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

I do love the quotes too, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP! They surely do serve to motivate me. And, thank you for your kind words. Happy Monday!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

You're so sweet, Graziella Bruner! I hope it served to motivate others too - I know it makes me stop and think about where our market is heading and how to position myself ahead of it. In my mind, it's key to succeeding in any market! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Debe the world will pass us by if we to not to the ever changing conditions.

Posted by George Souto, Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert (George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages) 3 months ago

She's amazing, isn't she, Will Hamm?! We are so blessed to have her here to share her wealth of marketing knowledge.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Thank you and yes, I completely agree, Beth Atalay! Change is certainly inevitable and getting ahead of it makes adaptation a lot easier! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Oh, thank you so much, Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP!  What an honor to be featured in my favorite group! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Oh and you know me, George Souto - nothing is going to pass me by! LOL

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Hi Debe- Those who survived and thrived after 2008 are nodding their heads. If and when changes come those who are willing to adapt and change what they can will thrive. 

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 3 months ago

Just to add, adaptability is definitely one of the top two most important things in a business mentality.

Posted by Laura Cerrano, Certified Feng Shui Expert, Speaker & Researcher (Feng Shui Manhattan Long Island) 3 months ago

So Debe, sounds like you're feeling the changing in the winds.  Something like Dylan said for times they are a changing. A shift in the tide could be the Feds raising the interest rates again and again. A wise man once said (Tim Harris), actually it was three weeks ago at a conference in Honolulu. That all indications are that 2019 will be a different market.  We will need more listings to make what we did in 2018. That is where  Barbara Todaro very wise and buffed Realtor comes to play, be consistent, farm, reach your base, do 100 sit ups, JUST DO IT.

 

Posted by Steven Nickens, R(S)GRI ABR, Maui Real Estate Hawaii (Elite Pacific Properties Maui) 3 months ago

Hi Debe

Thanks for an outstanding post, and a well-deserved feature. I liked Okakura's quote in particular!

Have a great week!

Jeff

Posted by Jeff Dowler, CRS, The Southern California Relocation Dude (Solutions Real Estate ) 3 months ago

Morning Debe.

With all the changes we experience in this business on almost a daily basis, if you don't adapt you won't last long

Posted by James Dray, Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results (Fathom Realty AR LLC) 3 months ago

Congratulations on your feature recognition.

I am one of those who has not maintained pace with the changes.

Posted by Roy Kelley (Realty Group Referrals) 3 months ago

SO true, Kathy! Adapt or be left behind. If you're lucky, you can pick back up where you left off but, it's not easy! I'd rather stay ahead of it or at the very least, go with the flow.

Happy Tuesday, Kathy Streib

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Debe, oh boy this post is really hitting home...so what do you do when AR platform is not cooperating... how do you adopt? I am thinking time to read my book,:))) Endre

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) 3 months ago

Dear Debe,

Ain't that the truth! And in this business especially so. It looks like this is another year to adapt. 

Posted by Dörte Engel, ABC - Annapolis, Bowie, Crofton & rest of Maryland (RE/MAX Leading Edge) 3 months ago

Sometimes the uncertainty is overwhelming in knowing which road will take you to the happiest destination. I guess that is part of the journey of life, though! Decisions, decisions, decisions.

Posted by Anne Corbin, Serving Lake Anna & Central Virginia (Long and Foster - Lake Anna) 3 months ago

Debe Maxwell, CRS love it! One of my favorite words in SHIFT!  While taking life/success leadership training years and years ago that was one thing the put a lot of emphasis on - knowing how and when to shift on a dime. Both Gary and I are very good at this and it's been of tremendous help to us over the years.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 3 months ago

 

Your motivational Monday is still motivating me on Wednesday. Love this post and all the quotes resonate with me! Well deserved feature Debe Maxwell, CRS And I do think that as RNs we were well trained on being adaptable... also known as "thinking on your feet." and staying calm, cool and effective in stressful situations 

Posted by Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) 3 months ago

Yes, Debe Maxwell, CRS , training does need to be stepped up.  I've received many calls from agents across the country looking for guidance.  These are agents who work at national franchises that tout their training programs. 

Posted by Carol Williams, Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager (Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals.) 3 months ago

A wonderful post and well deserved feature. If you can’t adapt and change in Real Estate you might as well hang it up. Our industry is constantly changing and evolving.  Wishing you continued phenomenal success in 2019. 

Posted by Joyce Marsh, Million Dollar Guild, Luxury, CLHMS, CNE, SRES (JOYCE MARSH REAL ESTATE COMPANY ) 3 months ago

Darwin may have said it best but all the other quotes are excellent and drive home the point.  Adapt or die.  Thanks, Debe!!

Posted by John Henry, Residential Architect, Luxury Custom Home Design (John Henry Masterworks Design International, Inc.) 3 months ago

I'm seeing so many markets change and realtors must adapt.  We're slowing but not like other parts of the country.  To survive, we have to adapt!   Great post and mention of Barbara.  

Posted by Jan Green, HomeSmart Elite Group, REALTOR®, EcoBroker, GREEN (Value Added Service, 602-620-2699) 3 months ago

Definitely a good time to read a book, Endre Barath, Jr.! I typically change browsers before I head to the book though...or re-boot.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

I agree, Dörte Engel but, I will say that if it's not, it will be 2020 and I will be thankful for another year to adapt!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

That is so true, Anne Corbin - without change, life would be ever-so boring too!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

I totally agree, Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886! I think any of us who thrived during the recession are adept at change. However, I will say, I'm not looking forward to another one that deep though!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Well, thank you, Margaret Rome, Baltimore Maryland! I agree, our previous careers were better preparation than any MBA program or line of work. Teaching is another one that prepares us for the resilience and adaptation that is required in our business.

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Carol Williams, When doing deals with new agents on the other side, it's those from that same brokerage that I have to help more than any of the brokerages - even the small boutiques. It's really sad, isn't it?

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

It surely is, Joyce Marsh, Daytona Ormond Beach Florida - I joke with new agents that it changes with the wind...and I'm not far off! LOL

And, thank you! Here's to a fabulous 2019 for you as well, Joyce!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Yep, simple and to the point, John Henry - you're so right!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Thank you, Jan Green! I'm seeing the same thing and am thankful we're not seeing the change to the depth that others are at this time.

We WILL adapt and we WILL survive once again, Jan!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

I totally agree, Laura Cerrano! It's what we do best!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Hi Steven Nickens! Yes, I do feel it to a small degree but, I began noticing it in June of last year. I think if you are in-tune with your market data, you can plan ahead. And, as you said, follow Barbara's direction when it comes to keeping in touch with the communities we serve via our base, farming and open houses...and yes, 100 sit-ups each day!!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Thank you so much, Jeff! You're so right, we can all live by this quote - 

The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.” 

Jeff Dowler, CRS 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

I always joke that if we thrived in the recession, we can do ANYTHING, James Dray - there's a LOT of truth in that!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

HaHa, Roy Kelley! You are thriving in retirement - there's nothing at all to change about your wonderful life! 

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 3 months ago

Great post Debe!

Posted by Ricardo Mello, Manhattan & Miami Real Estate Agent (Manhattan Miami Real Estate) 3 months ago

I completely agree with this but the tropuble for many real estate agents is not knowing the difference between adaptability and accomodation.

Posted by Joe Pryor, REALTOR® - Oklahoma Investment Properties (The Virtual Real Estate Team) 3 months ago

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