What a year! Another year of COVID and the challenges that it brought with it into our lives, our families’ and friends’ lives, and strains on our businesses. The Bible says in Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who are called according to His purpose”. Most times when we are walking thru a trial we don’t realize the good God has in the end of the trial waiting for us on the other side of that valley.
Looking back I think of the things I learned in 2021 in the midst of trials. I am sure you have a list also. I learned that with God all things are possible. As an example, when I thought my business would die because of Covid, I learned to adapt my business to the times and my business flourished and was actually better and bigger than any previous year in my 15 + years of real estate. More importantly than any business I have, I was reminded of what I already knew, the time I spend with my family is the most valuable thing I have in my life.
As a cancer survivor of 16 years I am reminded often of our mortality and the value of every day. I am sure with the losses we have seen in the past 2 years we all are being reminded of that. I have intentionally sought after our Saviour to know Him more and be pleasing to Him, to be a better Mother, better wife, better friend, and better employer. I have been reminded again of what I already know, people and their stories and lives are more important than any sale or transaction in real estate.
Real estate is not really about a house, it is about people and their personal lives! People that let you in and trust you with their hopes, dreams, successes, and sometimes losses and failures. I have been so blessed and honored to everyone who trusted me and let me in their lives and continue to be my friends. So when we as realtors quote numbers and production I am reminded that is a representation of you and your personal lives and not just a number. It is a reminder of you who trusted me and had confidence in me.
So… what does the numbers I quote below represent?
60 Transactions and 18,316,000.00 + in Production
Over ½ of my business were repeat friends and clients who have bought and sold many homes with me over the past 15 years. Thank you for your confidence.
The other ½ of my business were referrals from past clients. Thank you to those past clients who likewise trust me enough to send me their friends and family. What an honor!
It represents you who have moved to Acadiana from other states, either coming back home where you are from or moving here to start a better life, perhaps retire, maybe start a new business.
It represents those who are just starting a new family with bright hopes for the future.
Those of you whose family is growing and you just need more space.
You who are retiring and need less space and want to travel more with less upkeep on a home.
You who have sadly lost a loved one and need to sell that property.
Those who are investors and buying more investment properties.
Those who are land owners and trusting me to help you sell that land.
Builders who trust me to sell their new construction which is their livelihood.
Thank you, to everyone of you for what counts most, calling me your friend. I cherish every one of you and every relationship. Then 2nd to that I thank you for your business. I never take that for granted. Thank you for being a part of Healing House this year. Using me as your realtor, you played a big part in supporting Healing House grief support services at no cost to children and their families who have suffered a death in their family.
I would be amiss if I did not thank my staff for which I could not do the amount of business I do and be successful at it without them.
I look forward to 2022 with excitement and anticipation to the best year yet for you and me! I pray 2022 brings you great health, happiness, success, and prosperity. Let us always be mindful of where our blessings come from, “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights”. I look forward to seeing you and hearing from you in the New Year! May God Bless you in 2022!!