Conrad  Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates)

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Tony Lewis
RE/MAX of Valencia (Hall of Fame) 30 year Valencia Resident - Valencia, CA
Summit Real Estate Santa Clarita & OC Laguna Nigel

My daughter followed me into real estate and began her career about 4 years ago.  She worked diligently daily and long hours.  She did it all, door dropping, open house, sphere of influence, cold calling.  We sat together that Christmas holiday and she told me she was going to give up after the first of the year.  She had been at it about 6 months with nothing to show for it.  I told her that she was actually in the midst of here real estate college career and that giving up now would truly make all of her efforts a waste of time and money.  She listened and pushed forward.  The Spring of that next year everything paid off.  Now 4 years later she is one of the most successful new agents in the business.  Hard work pays off.  Don't be a quitter.  Make sure you know that you chosen the right field to begin with.

Aug 23, 2015 06:25 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

This is a great quote selection. In real estate, too many people drop out before the reach the desired level of success. 

Aug 23, 2015 01:58 AM
John McCormack, CRS
Albuquerque Homes Realty - Albuquerque, NM
Honesty, Integrity, Results, Experienced. HIRE Me!

Great quote.  One person comes to mind instantly.  

Aug 23, 2015 12:35 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Conrad Allen Excellent point! Many people especially the newbies don't have the staying power or resources to hang in there to see some success.

Aug 22, 2015 11:55 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

This is a great quote- hard to know the ones who were close to success but what is sad is the idea that they "had to drop out" - most people just give up and fade away. 

Aug 22, 2015 10:00 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Once it's tasted the revelation kicks in Conrad. If you're looking for miracles they're not too common but persistence seems to always pay dividends if given the focus. We will never know how close we were without it. I often ask where would we be without thinkers like Edison. 

Aug 22, 2015 09:53 PM
Joe Petrowsky
Mortgage Consultant, Right Trac Financial Group, Inc. NMLS # 2709 - Manchester, CT
Your Mortgage Consultant for Life

Good morning Conrad. The difference between success and failure is a very thin line, what a difference it would make, if the extra effort is put into the goal.

Aug 22, 2015 08:16 PM
TeamCHI - Complete Home Inspections, Inc.
Complete Home Inspections, Inc. - Brentwood, TN
Home Inspectons - Nashville, TN area - 615.661.029

 Good Sunday morning Conrad. I have heard that every failure brings with it the seed for potential success. I am not sure of the numbers who fail. There's nothing wrong with failure. Just don't give up.

Aug 22, 2015 07:15 PM
Troy Erickson AZ Realtor (602) 295-6807
Good Company Real Estate - Chandler, AZ
Your Chandler, Ahwatukee, and East Valley Realtor

Conrad - Those that drop out will never really know how close they were.

Aug 22, 2015 04:04 PM
John Pusa
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Crest - Glendale, CA
Your All Time Realtor With Exceptional Service

Conrad, very true! Excellent question.

Aug 22, 2015 02:08 PM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, Keller Williams Fox Cities - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We have all seen plenty who gave up too soon, but none of them "had" to drop out, they just lost faith.

Aug 22, 2015 02:00 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

So true Conrad. If you have the never give up attitude you may get there. I think this really applies to our work. Excellent quote. 

Aug 22, 2015 01:21 PM