The Long View (August 19, 2017)

    by Becky Heubner, Nebraska Home Sales Realtor

    The momentary bumps in the real estate road can seem daunting, but they do not have to be defining.

    The young family in their starter home was ready to expand. It was taking days, not hours, and they were nervous. I was not. We were soon under contract, at full list price.

    The stately estate was empty waiting for new life. It was taking a while. A couple failed contracts, and we were on life support. But there can be a reason for life support. Against all odds, that beauty sold, and closed, in short order.

    She knew what she was looking for but could not find it. Then, she did but it was gone before she could get in her car to see it. It was heart wrenching. Later, out casually looking with low hopes we walked in and saw it. It was it, and it was hers.

    Each of these clients stayed the course. Each leaned on their agents’ long view and each got their “win.” When challenges happen, we can easily lose track of the longer, bigger picture. As evidenced by the above scenarios, losing track can cost us the “win.”

    One of the most successful businessmen I have known said, “Don’t let the highs get you too high or the lows get you too low.” His was a true long view.

    I ran into that now silver-haired gentleman this week. As I asked after him and the hard stuff of his life, he reminded me, with a twinkle in his eye, that he had more than his share of the good stuff too. His view is still long and it is good.

    Mine too. I had a birthday recently. It gave me pause, as birthdays beyond a certain number tend to do. Real life and real estate have their troubles, but they don’t have to tell the whole tale. Lean on those of us with the vision and the skills to get you through the bumps in the road. We can, literally, get you where you want to go when you do.

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