Lee Dworshak is a Realtor who has lived for 33 years in San Pedro, California and is a Realtor with Keller Williams LA Harbor Realty. He writes a blog at At Home Sense offering advice for buyers and sellers. On being thankful, Lee says:“I’m thankful for being able to live the American Dream. My wife Rose retired earlier this year after 43 years of hard work while raising two college degree'd boys (one with an MBA from U of Chicago) and I am able to work from home (in our first and only modest ranch house purchased in 1978) doing what I like in a semi-retired vegetative state after 35 years of work that included a lot travel and time away from home. We are both healthy and enjoy spending time with our family and friends.”
David Welch is a Broker/Associate in Orlando, Florida who calls himself the Real Estate Optimist. On being thankful, David says:“I am thankful for my family that encouraged me to weather the storm that was the Orlando real estate market. I am thankful for the slow times that allowed me to develop a new, far more successful, business model that works with the web. I am thankful for the opportunity to work hard when so many other Americans are out of work.”
Leighton Dees is the chairman and CEO of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Generations in Mobile, Alabama. Leighton says:“I would say I’m thankful for another year of solid growth with my company, which we now have launched into Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate Generations. I’m also thankful for my supportive wife and 3 future real estate rockstar sons! They love what their daddy does and want to do it with me as soon as they can! We just get free child labor from them for now! LOL. I’m also so thankful it seems that we are putting some distance between us and the industry melt down and are gaining ground toward recovery. I’m thankful for you guys and the innovative projects you keep putting out there for us to learn and experience from. I’m thankful I have an amazing business partner that balances my strengths with his own so we can deliver more to our agents, clients and industry day after day. I’m thankful for a lot of things but mostly for the ability to see where we have been, where we are, and where we are going.”
Ines Hegedus-Garcia is a Realtor with Majestic Properties – Design District in Miami, Florida and runs the popular real estate website, Miamism.com. Ines says:“This holiday season I am thankful for meaningful business relationships that make our industry worth while. Those are the relationships that give clarity to a future full of positive change and make problems seem insignificant.”
Bob Kelly, a Realtor in Moorestown, New Jersey who also writes a series of articles on home buying and selling at BobKellyRealtorBlog.com. Bob says:“This holiday season I truly thankful the opportunity to help people navigate through this challenging real estate market. A client’s confidence and cooperation is a blessing, and a major contributing factor toward success. My gratitude is threefold when clients become friends.”
Karen Smyth is a top real estate agent in Atlanta, Georgia. Karen says:“This has been my best year ever and I have to start and finish with my family who supports my non-traditional Realtor lifestyle! My assistant has made big changes in my productivity. And my continued attitude of gratitude for clients and friends. Hooray for a great 2011 and onwards to an even better 2012!”
Nancy Alert is a Realtor in McLean, Virginia.. Nancy says:“This has been a very interesting year in real estate and and interesting year for my entire family, with all of the ups and downs and ….. I have so much to be thankful and grateful for. I am especially thankful for my family, my friends and my clients and all those who selflessly help others.”
What are you thankful for this year? Let us know in the comments below.