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More inventory means more closed transactions? Summer's lemonade

When life give you lemons, make lemonade!  We've got some upcoming lemons that will be thrown at us:

Loss of down payment assistance, rising interest rates, less choices in lending programs, a tightening economy as a whole...

pile of lemonsMore inventory may start piling up?

So what if more inventory and more tightening means MORE LEMONS...

Enough lemons to make lemonade, lemon meringue pie, lemon soda, lemon pudding, lemon jello, lemon lifesavers, lemon chicken at HOUSE OF CHINA?  Yes, enough lemon chicken to eradicate hunger...


The lemonade glass is now half full!  Here's my perspective for the end of the year:


lovely lemonsThe slower I get, the more time I have.

The more time I have, the more I can preview.

The more I preview, the more gems I find.

The more gems I find, the more excited I get about opportunities.

The more excited I get, the more I show enthusiasm about what I do.

The more enthusiastic I get, the more enthusiastic my audience gets.

The more enthusiastic my audience gets, the more excited they get about opportunities in the housing market.

The more excited I get people about great "deals" in housing, the more prospects I have.

The more prospects I have, the more showings I go on.

The more showings I go on, the more contracts I write.

The more contracts I write, the more escrows I open.

The more escrows I open, the more deals I close.

The more deals I close, the more house-warming parties I sponsor and attend.

The more house-warming parties I sponsor and attend, the more potential new clients I meet.


lemonsWhat food will I bring to the parties I sponsor?  From now on, lemon chicken, lemon pie, lemon jello!  Anything else "lemon" anyone can think of will be appreciated!!!

When life gives you lemons...close transactions!

Comment balloon 1 commentTim Maitski • August 24 2008 09:05PM



Thanks for the great post!  I am going to print this out and recite it to myself every morning for motivation!

Posted by Ryan Haley, Ocean City MD Real Estate - DE Beach Home Realtor ( Ocean City MD Real Estate Sales) about 11 years ago