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It Moved Go Find It

 

 

Twenty years ago the book Who Moved My Cheese was released...such a simple short little book that became a best seller.

It told about how different personalities deal with inevitable change.  In this book the analogy was moving of the cheese and the dilemma of finding more. And it used four different character personalities.

 

My personal take away was not WHO moved the cheese but finding more cheese in a new location.

Nothing lasts forever.

Always be prepared to find a new supply and not be focused on who actually did the moving.

 

 

Very much like Real Estate.

We can sit around and talk about whether it's a buyer or seller's market, whether the interest rates are up, whether the discount or third-party entities are taking clients and then blame others who are  getting  "OUR"  listings. 

Or we can get up and go find new listings and new buyers.

It does not matter who moved the cheese.

Go figure out how to find it. 

 

 

Margaret Rome

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Comment balloon 11 commentsMargaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 • August 19 2018 11:51PM

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I remember that book well. Every employee at the company where I worked received a free copy and were told to read it. Shortly thereafter, there were massive layoffs. But mostly all ended up with something better. 

You drew a great analogy for the real estate market with this post. Change is inevitable and it doesn't mean the sky is falling. I alway appreciate what you have to say. 

Posted by Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP, Selling Homes Changing Lives (DFW FINE PROPERTIES) over 1 year ago

That is so strange!  Somehow, I missed that book, and haven't previously heard of it.  Now, I need to go look for a copy of it!

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 1 year ago

CONGRATULATIONS Margaret, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) over 1 year ago

Every. Single. Day. 

Love this post. 

Posted by Lisa Heindel, New Orleans Real Estate Broker (Crescent City Living LLC) over 1 year ago

Great message, Margaret.  There is always business out there.  Some things can't be explained and there's no blame.  You never know where the next piece of cheese might be hiding... in plain sight. 

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.) over 1 year ago

Patricia Feager Interesting how that book was given prior to the lay offs. Always appreciate your meaningful comments.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 1 year ago

 

Thank you Myrl Jeffcoat Plenty of places to find the book on line. I Appreciate the feature.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 1 year ago

Lisa Heindel Yes. Every. Single. Day.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 1 year ago

Carol Williams There is always business out there...for sure.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 1 year ago

You and I have that drive in common.  No wonder I like you so much.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) over 1 year ago

Chris Ann Cleland We do have that drive and the feeling is mutual.

Posted by Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400, Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome ( HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400) over 1 year ago

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