Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Counting Our Blessings
Well, as you can see I started out "gang-busters" when I first created this blog earlier this year...10 posts in January, my first month of blogging...Now as I look back, I haven't published an entry in about 2 weeks! Ahh! I just don't know where the time goes. Days and weeks are running together. I hear from other agents how "slow" things are and I wonder what planet they're on! We are busy! We are very busy! Internet leads, sign calls, floor calls & "walk-ins", referrals from past customers, open house prospects, making sales, managing listings and marketing. We do not know a dull day. If it isn't happening we make it happen!! Last month we had nearly a half million organic visitors to our website. There just isn't enough time in the day to follow up with all these potential prospects! Add to the mix a private life filled to the brim with children, grandchildren, friends and family...wonderful loved ones...Well, our cup runneth over...and we are not complaining. Quite honestly, just the opposite, we are counting our blessings! I had a great experience this morning. My broker is out of town and I volunteered to run our weekly sales meeting. Well, it was a great meeting if I may say so myself...not just the context, but the interaction. This office has some very talented agents...I have the best co-workers in the business. We are a family here at The Coldwell Banker Previews office. The meeting was upbeat and happy, positive and motivational. There are a lot of really good stats out there...Our market is turning in certain key segments in and near downtown Naples. One neighborhood in particular, Aqualane Shores is on track to close nearly 50 homes this year and currently only has 24 active listings. That's a 6 month absorption rate folks. You better check it out now before it's too late because Aqualane Shores is selling and it won't be long when the other waterfront communities follow! Our office pended 65 sales in May! We are up nearly 18% over the same time period last year! Buyers are making plans to come back to Naples to make decisions! There is a light at the end of the tunnel. If you would like information and current statistics about any particular neighborhood or community in Naples I hope you will give The Harris-Peppe Team an opportunity to earn your business. We look forward to hearing from you...now, gotta' get back to work!