The Motivation M.O.: Tips For Staying Motivated | Chicago Association of REALTORS®

We’ve all been forced to adapt and change with the market this year, so we asked Chicago REALTORS® to share what keeps them motivated during uncertain and challenging times. Here’s what your peers had to say!

MARK APEL
Keller Williams ONEChicago

“Stay hungry and maintain your edge. Focus on winning the day and build on the momentum you’ve created.”

 

 

 

 

ALI BAKIR
MorphEasy Realty

“Setting short-term goals, reviewing processes to maintain my performance at a high level with constantly changing situations, and brainstorming and developing ideas keep me motivated.”

 

 

LYNN BRAHIN
Corcoran Urban Real Estate

“Helping clients solve their housing issues by staying educated and involved in CAR, with my brokerage, and by reading and talking to my mentors, colleagues and experts regarding local, state and national housing markets and economic issues.”

 

 

 

LUIS GARCIA
eXp Realty

“Realizing that I didn’t come this far to only get this far. I shifted all my focus and determination into real estate, and my circle of influence has shown nothing but support and love for my decisions.”

 

 

 

CHRISTOPHER JOHNSON
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Chicago

“You are only as good as your last deal. Continuing to be an expert in your field is vital in this industry. You have a huge impact on the ability for your clients to build wealth and lead happy lives. It always starts at home. That is what motivates me.”

 

 

 

 

JOHN C. KMIECIK
CENTURY 21 Affiliated

“People who genuinely need and appreciate my experience and market expertise – they motivate me to do even better.”

 

 

 

 

TAMEKA McCLELLON
Dream Spots Leasing & Sales

“What motivates me is the constant growth. Real estate offers so many moving
parts. No sales, transaction or rental deals are the same. You are educated and skilled through practice, which grows your business. To learn and earn is very motivating.”

 

 

 

 

 

MELINDA MISCEVICH
Miller Chicago Real Estate

“I stay motivated knowing that this industry has its highs and lows. On the commercial side, we are feeling the lows right now and will soon have an increase of inventory as businesses continue to close. However, after the lows there’s a high, and that’s what I’m working towards.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

PAIGE MONTGOMERY
Keller Williams ONEChicago

“Having systems and processes in place and time blocking. Loving what you do isn’t a bad motivator, either!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

JOANN MORAETES
RE/MAX 1st

“A continued commitment to myself to approach each day enthusiastically and with consistency to foster a positive environment for my brokers and office staff.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

NANCY PRELASKE
COMPASS

“I find that tuning out of social media helps keep me focused. Also, planning ahead keeps me on track and leaves little time for doubt.”

 

 

 

 

CHLOE REYNOLDS
@properties

“Keep a positive mental headspace and believe that it is going to work out for you. I encourage people to start a morning routine consisting of centering their minds through meditation, releasing stress through exercise, journaling their current emotions and making a plan for the day. Working from a positive headspace makes all the difference.”

 

 

 

 

AIDA ROLDAN
eXp Realty LLC

“Real estate is my passion. I’m extremely motivated by negotiating bidding wars and by the gratification I feel by getting the best deal for my buyers.”

 

 

 

TRACEY ROYAL
Coldwell Banker Realty

Education. I continue to educate myself and stay current on market trends so that I can keep my clients informed and motivated as well as navigate professionally and ethically in challenging markets.

 

JASON SYDNEY
@properties

I keep motivated by being positive and listening to motivating podcasts. If you don’t focus on the good market changes and the opportunities developing, you risk falling into the negative trap.