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The mission of The Real Estate Group, LLC is to be Hampton Roads finest provider of real estate services. Our goal is to create a company that provides absolutely the best service for our customers by fostering an environment of teamwork and a common vision. The Real Estate Group, LLC consists of an accomplished team of skilled professionals who take pride in their work and their company. We work hard to go beyond the expectations of our customers, agents, and employees.

Why Simply Crossing The Finish Line Is Everything

In real estate, we often talk about goals in terms of transactions and volume and commission dollars.

Most agents get a little one-dimensional and forget that life has other purposes in addition to just work. And the thing about goals is that you have to revisit them to gauge progress; sometimes just completing a goal or crossing that finish line, even if on your own time, means more than a huge success or massive commission.

So December hit — and holy smokes — I actually did it! I hit my goal (one of many) this year of running 100 miles per month. The previous high annual mileage for me was 952 miles. So that’s a strong increase.

I didn’t realize what this would do for me, mentally and physically as well.

Originally, I set this goal because it sounded cool to run 2,015 miles in 2015 (as long as I could do it with a partner, which would make my part a measly 1,007.5). I figured that if I could do a marathon (checked off the life list in 2014), then I could do this.

I look at this pile of medals, and what I see is perhaps not what you see.

The finish line

You might think I won a bunch of races, but nope — I didn’t win even one. I didn’t receive any gender or age group placements, either.

I got finisher medals. They celebrate nothing more than making it over the line.

They remind me of commission checks. They aren’t just your livelihood — they celebrate making it over the line. You might be the top dog in your market or just getting started — either way, we all get paid the same way.

Isn’t that the grand part of life? You have days when you feel like you are on top of it all. Sometimes those days even add up to months or years. Then, you hit bottom.

Through someone else’s shenanigans, the economy, some other external force — or your own mistake. No matter what puts you there, we all find that valley of darkness, and it’s not a great place to be.

But you don’t stay there. That’s the gift of life. No one does. Even those who suffer with the worst clinical depression have moments where the light pierces the darkness.

In running, that is like getting through miles 19 through 22 of a marathon to realize you will make it. It’s getting through the second half of a run after you eat concrete and smash your knee to smithereens.

It’s putting a smile on your face at the closing table when you were dealing with the meanest of the mean people who lied and cussed you out. It’s getting back on the phone to make another appointment after you lose a sale that you were sure was in the bag.

It’s picking yourself back up after a mistake, apologizing and acknowledging what you said and praying that you’ll be granted a ray of light masquerading as forgiveness.

To read this complete article from Inman.com, please click HERE.

Article courtesy of Inman.com

About The Real Estate Group

The Real Estate Group (TREG) "Partners in Excellence"

The mission of The Real Estate Group, LLC is to be Hampton Roads finest provider of real estate services. Our goal is to create a company that provides absolutely the best service for our customers by fostering an environment of teamwork and a common vision. The Real Estate Group, LLC consists of an accomplished team of skilled professionals who take pride in their work and their company. We work hard to go beyond the expectations of our customers, agents, and employees.