JL's Columbia SC Real Estate Blog: Activity Breeds Activity - The Karma and Affect of Real Estate

Activity Breeds Activity - The Karma and Affect of Real Estate


 Have you ever heard the statement that it's hard to hit a moving target, well that's a true statement. When things sit still, they become stagnate and lethargic. The more you move the further you make and the better off you are in the end.

 If you're at home sitting on the couch and wondering why on Earth business won't come to you, then I think you're in the wrong business. At the very least you have the wrong idea about how this whole thing works and perhaps it's time to seriously think about where you want to be. If you're not where you want to be, then moving is the best way to get there.

 Plain and simple one of the best statements I have heard about this business is that activity breeds activity. Call it luck, call it karma, or just call it getting off your lazy ass and creating an opportunity by putting your face in front of people. No matter how you slice it, if you try this simple process, good things just seem to happen.

 Elephant Ear

 The fact of the matter is that it's hard to hit a moving target, but it seems like everything want to just for the challenge. And for what ever reason, if you are active in the market and doing the right things, good things will be drawn your way like gravity. It might not even come directly from what you are doing, but it will come.

 If you send out post cards to apartments and your farm areas, for some reason, you will get calls even if it's not from any of these people. While out previewing, on several occasions, I have run into people who stopped to pick up a flyer from the home I was taking a look at. While you're blogging your heart out, people will register on your website.

 In the end, it doesn't matter where it comes from, just as long as it comes your way. A lead is a lead and they are all worth having. But you have to be active in order to make things happen, it's just the basic law of attraction.


JL Boney, III - Columbia, SC Realtor - Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate

 I specialize in Columbia, SC real estate and the surrounding areas, including Blythewood, SC, Kershaw County, Fairfield County, and Lexington, SC. If you are in the market to buy or sell a home in Columbia, SC or any of the surrounding areas, I would love the opportunity to speak with to see how I can help. Thanks for reading and feel free to contact me if I can be of service to you.

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Comment balloon 13 commentsJL Boney, III • September 29 2009 12:25PM


I would have to agree with that.  Every time I take on more work, more seems to come my way.  Same with blogging.  When I step of my efforts, inquiries just start coming in from all over the place. 

Posted by Brian Brumpton, Boise Idaho Real Estate (Keller Williams Boise) over 9 years ago

Brian- You just have to keep moving forward and good things happen my friend.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 9 years ago

Right on JL!  I preach this stuff every day to our agents - they hear it so often - do the right stuff - and that means kicking some serious butt and taking constant action!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) over 9 years ago

JL- I think you are so right once you start something moving it will keep moving as long as you keep pushing, but once you stop pushing the forward momentum is gone.

Posted by Kim Peasley-Parker (AgentOwned Realty, Heritage Group, Inc.) over 9 years ago

I had two agents sitting in the lounge and playing WII complaining about why the phone wasn't ringing today. I went and got a mirror and held it up so they could see.

Posted by Charles Stallions Real Estate Services, Buyers Agent 800-309-3414 Pace and Gulf Breeze,Fl. (Charles Stallions Real Estate Services Inc) over 9 years ago


You have hit the nail on the head! The slow times require even MORE activity! There is no magic in this business, just hard work!

Posted by Richard Weisser, Richard Weisser Retired Real Estate Professional (Richard Weisser Realty) over 9 years ago

THANKS JL!  Also, go on vacation.  This is another one of those ways that . . . every time there's something planned, business picks up!!

Posted by Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED (RETIRED / State License is Inactive) over 9 years ago

JL -- you are so right --- it is hard to hit a moving target --- keep moving, my friend.

        Mama Liz

Posted by Liz Loadholt, Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC (Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC) over 9 years ago

JL...Activicty breeds visabilty.  Tha  more you are seen around the more you are in people's minds!

Posted by William Feela, Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No. (WHISPERING PINES REALTY) over 9 years ago

JL, I like this post, and I agree with it!  Sometimes just doing something will generate good things for you!

Posted by Tony & Darcy Cannon, The C Team (Aubrey and Associates Realty) over 9 years ago

Sitting on the couch complaining certainly wont get anything going. Tell Jamie thanks for the help and I owe her!

Posted by Chip Jefferson (Gibbs Realty and Auction Company) over 9 years ago

Anna- You have to do it in today's market.

Kim- You have to keep going forward or that brick wall will appear.

Joyce- I hope that helped them get the picture.

Richard- It takes hard work to get ahead in this world and these days it takes even more.

Carla- I did leave that one out, but it's true. For some reason if you plan a vacation all hell breaks loose.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 9 years ago

Liz- I hope to, you do the same.

Bill- That's right my friend.

C Team- It can and will.

Laura- No it will not. I will let her know.

Posted by JL Boney, III, Columbia, SC Real Estate (Coldwell Banker) over 9 years ago