I had the pleasure of attending the Prudential award ceremony held in OKC yesterday. This year they had a special award category called Rock Climbers- those who outperformed their prior year. I beamed with pride as so many of our OKCMAR members received the award. We are so fortunate that we have a real estate market that is so stable that members are putting more people in homes and selling more homes than the year before.
One important thing to recognize is that anytime there is a slow down in the economy there is an equal opportunity in the market to gain market share. Millionaires are made in a down market. I challenge all of you to be those rock climbers, those extraordinary people doing extraordinary things. From 2007 to 2010 there are approximately 1000 less REALTORS in OKCMAR leaving a rather large hole for the members who are willing to step in and do those extraordinary things that define and differentiate themselves in the market.
I was so proud of a particular member, who recieved award after award. I think I know why. This member avails herself of absolutely everything OKCMAR offers. I see her at designation courses, by the way she travels to Texas to take designation courses, I see her at conferences, seminars, classes and of course she is using the OKCMAR social media to help staff and leadership create a better OKCMAR. She uses the MLS tools designed to increase her sales and decrease the time needed to do transactions. She reads the e-blasts. She understands that OKCMAR is not a barrier to success because of the financial investment involved but CRITICAL to her success and worth every dollar invested.
I have always said you get exactly back from your association what you put in! Congratulations to all the award winners- you are extraordinary people doing extraordinary things!