Fred Griffin Florida Real Estate, Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker (Fred Griffin Real Estate)

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Teri Pacitto
Compass - Westlake Village, CA
Real Estate, Your Style...Your Home...My Specialty

Of course I have and I think most have unless they re kidding themselves.  I've been in this business a few years.  34 years, 28 of that selling residential real estate and quite successful so that's good.

My off days come when I see so much negativity and lack of professionalism. Some days you get the bear and some days it gets you.  

Take time for yourself.  Learn to say no.  Schedule your time.  Make a plan and stick to it. Do the right thing even when others do not. All this will pay off even on those days when you think it won't.

it took me a while to do this and now it's easy.  Nothing is worth the stress and I continue to do this business and I don't really have any bad days if I stick to the plan.



Aug 13, 2016 09:19 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

 As Teri Pacitto so wisely said, "Do the right thing even when others do not".  That gets me thru the worst of days.

Aug 13, 2016 11:06 AM
Lyn Sims
RE/MAX Suburban - Schaumburg, IL
Schaumburg Real Estate

You bet & I don't believe people that say they've never had a down day. Take a few moments & then you have to get up after you've been kicked.

Aug 13, 2016 09:49 PM
Patricia Kennedy
RLAH Real Estate - Washington, DC
Home in the Capital

Fred, I'll admit that I've had days when, if someone had offered me a "real" job I would have probably said yes!

Aug 13, 2016 12:37 PM
Lise Howe
Keller Williams Capital Properties - Washington, DC
Assoc. Broker in DC, MD, VA and attorney in DC

I love the photo! I work for my family so I just go back in to the frey - no rest for the wicked! 

Aug 13, 2016 12:27 PM
Donna Foerster
HomeSmart Realty Group - Parker, CO
Metro Denver Real Estate Assistant

Great thought provoking question Fred. I definitely have days like this and it's hard not to wallow in it. The best thing to do is focus elsewhere, and regroup later.

Aug 13, 2016 09:46 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yes, absolutely. I had several deals fail recently for crazy reasons which gave me a bit of an income lull. That is enough to make me wonder whether I should stick with real estate and continue forward, or find another way to make a living. But I love what I do, and that in itself makes me take a breath, readjust in some way, realize this was just an "off" day and continue to move forward. 

Aug 13, 2016 09:45 AM
Richie Alan Naggar
people first...then business Ran Right Realty - Riverside, CA
agent & author

All Humans have an impressive bank of skills that need disciplining via use. Of course they will complain during the sharpening process but end well

Aug 13, 2016 11:28 PM
Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

. I just move on .

Aug 13, 2016 10:00 PM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Not a day but a moment.  Time to move on and stay focused.  

Aug 13, 2016 08:24 PM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Work is just work, not my life. Keeping the perspetive in  balance helps on the rough days.

Aug 13, 2016 07:19 PM
Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Fred Griffin - after a long time. I took a real day off! No computer for almost 22 hours! (though did call couple of clients - to resolve some issues.)

Aug 13, 2016 04:11 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

I think we all visit that pity party from time to time.

Aug 13, 2016 04:06 PM
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint-Idaho
Sandpoint Realty LLC - Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

Fred you just described my good days !  Make it a great Sunday.  Mark

Aug 13, 2016 03:01 PM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We gave ourselves about 5 minutes to indulge in the doldrums, or put the sheet over our head, and then we move on to counting and appreciating all that is wonderful in our lives..,, within minutes, we are bark!

Aug 13, 2016 02:51 PM
Carol Wilson
Your $imple Home - Toronto, ON

 My approach to those days is to get to the root of where things went wrong, to learn/heal, and avoid a repeat.  This leaves me feeling positive in spite of everything that happened.  

Sometimes what I learn is to stand up for myself.  Sometimes what I learn is to lower my defenses.  Always I learn that there are no accidents in life and that I can trust He who put the stars in their courses.

Aug 13, 2016 02:35 PM
Larry Johnston
Broker, Friends & Neighbors Real Estate and Elkhart County Subdivisions, LLC - Elkhart, IN
Broker,Friends & Neighbors Real Estate, Elkhart,IN

I think we all have our bad days when we are down, but then my Managing Broker walks in Evelyn Johnston , and my day improves.

Aug 13, 2016 02:28 PM
Noah Seidenberg
Coldwell Banker - Evanston, IL
Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917

All the time Fred,life is hard. Somehow I just go on and think forward.

Aug 13, 2016 02:20 PM
Lisa Von Domek
Lisa Von Domek Team - Dallas, TX
....Experience Isn't Expensive.... It's Priceless!

First, great photo!  Second, no...not a day Fred Griffin  , but sometimes there are moments

Aug 13, 2016 01:34 PM
Sandy Padula and Norm Padula, JD, GRI
HomeSmart Realty West & Lend Smart Mortgage, Llc. - Carlsbad, CA
Presence, Persistence & Perseverance

Raised my Dewars on the rock to Roger Mucci and Mickey.

Aug 13, 2016 01:00 PM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

I know I've had some down moments, but I don't really remember them. I guess I handle them on a situation by situation basis. Meaning...they probably all got handled differently. 

Aug 13, 2016 10:48 AM
Sybil Campbell
Fernandina Beach, FL
Referral Agent Amelia Island Florida

I have had days like that and I remind myself that tomorrow is another day.

Aug 13, 2016 10:36 AM
Evelyn Johnston
Friends & Neighbors Real Estate - Elkhart, IN
The People You Know, Like and Trust!

Yes, of course.  I read what my clients have to say about me and I am back!

Aug 13, 2016 10:28 AM
Diana Zaccaro Broker Associate
Tropical Beachside brokered by eXp - Cocoa Beach, FL
"The Accidental Blogger" Cocoa Beach, Florida

Absolutely! I usually deal with it by having lunch or beverage with a Realtor friend. What I have found is that those occasions were less frequent when I was with the big box and went to the office regularly. There is a lot of isolation when you work at home and don't get the conversation and camaraderie that exists in most offices.

Aug 13, 2016 10:00 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

Of course their have been some discouraging moments along the way. That is when it is time to do something fun and totally unrelated to real estate. It might take a few days of this to get a new prespective and regroup.

Aug 13, 2016 09:29 AM
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Retired - Franklin, MA
Previously Affiliated with The Todaro Team

sorry, but I have never had those days...once I started this profession, it was a great ride....I always had the right people around me to feed me business and get me off the ground very quickly.... I was fortunate.

Aug 13, 2016 08:59 AM
Jennifer Mackay
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Your Bay County Florida Realtor 850.774.6582

Don't we all?

Trudge through the down times and rejoice in the good

Aug 14, 2016 01:38 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Fred Griffin I think we all have at one time or another. I would shrug it off and move on. Life is too short.

Aug 13, 2016 11:30 PM
Wayne Zuhl
Remax First Realty II - Cranford, NJ
The Last Name You'll Ever Need in Real Estate

Many times. I have a large collection of motivational articles that I use to lift my spirits.
LOVE the photo.

Aug 13, 2016 11:27 PM
Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

Very often. It happens every time I loose something. But the next day I'm back and start over. 

Aug 14, 2016 05:01 PM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 those that say no hmmm, I have questioned myself then take time to regroup sometimes it takes longer than this business you never know.

Aug 14, 2016 08:55 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Meet the challenges one day at at time.

Aug 14, 2016 05:20 AM
Gabe Sanders
Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales - Stuart, FL
Stuart Florida Real Estate

Yes.  Typically I will work through it.

Aug 14, 2016 04:31 AM
Ryan Huggins - Thousand Oaks, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA
Residential Real Estate and Investment Properties

Stealing that picture!  LOVE IT!!!


As to the question, of course!  That happens to everyone in every profession.  Sometimes you just have to take time off, say "F this, I'm taking a break" and go do something fun.  Had an experience like that last week.  Took the afternoon off and binge watched a sitcom on netflix, had some popcorn and watermelon and a couple hours later I was relaxed, centered and ready to take on the world.


Aug 14, 2016 04:08 AM
Olga Simoncelli
Veritas Prime, LLC dba Veritas Prime Real Estate - New Fairfield, CT
CONSULTANT, Real Estate Services & Risk Management

Many times, but there are always nice people around to pull you out of it.

Aug 14, 2016 03:18 AM
Bob Crane
Woodland Management Service / Woodland Real Estate, EXP - Stevens Point, WI
Forestland Experts! 715-204-9671

We all do Fred, love the picture too.


Aug 14, 2016 02:56 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

I pick myself up, brush myself off and start smiling and thinking about the good times.

Aug 14, 2016 02:44 AM
Kathleen Daniels, Probate & Trust Specialist
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
Probate Real Estate

LOL - love the photo!  

Yes, of course. When I have a day like that, and thankfully they are few, I saw screw it all ... and I take off to the beach ... my happiest place on earth. It renews my soul. 

Aug 14, 2016 02:16 AM
Jessie Cochran
Counts Real Estate Group, Inc. - Panama City, FL
Panama City Realty Group

Too many unfortunately - yell and scream then I settle down

Aug 14, 2016 01:40 AM
Harry F. D'Elia III
RentVest - Phoenix, AZ
Investor , Mentor, GRI, Radio, CIPS, REOs, ABR

I am sure we all have days like this one. Then, we get back in the game.

Aug 14, 2016 12:48 AM
Brenda Mayette
Miranda Real Estate Group, Inc. - Glenville, NY
Getting results w/ knowledge & know-how!

Of course and I've found the best way to cope is to step away for a bit... Sometimes even a truly free hour can help to reset you.

Aug 14, 2016 12:44 AM
Tony and Suzanne Marriott, Associate Brokers
Serving the Greater Phoenix and Scottsdale Metropolitan Area - Scottsdale, AZ
Haven Express @ Keller Williams Arizona Realty

Not really

Aug 13, 2016 11:18 PM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Yes, have had on "off" day more than once! Usually shake it off and go on, but every once in awhile I take the day off!

Aug 13, 2016 11:05 PM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Love the picture, Fred! Who of us hasn't had days like that? And sometimes several days like that in a row? I just keep pushing through and the feelings go away. Just don't wallow in self-pity.

Aug 13, 2016 10:47 PM
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents

A whole day? no. I have to recoup quicker than that when a deal falls otherwise you wont last in this business if you dwell

Aug 13, 2016 10:25 PM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

I am fortunate..I have to say I don't experience these kind of days..My administrative assistant and my colleagues are a joy to work is good!

Aug 13, 2016 12:17 PM
Mary Yonkers
Alan Kells School of Real Estate/Howard Hanna Real Estate - Erie, PA
Erie/PA Real Estate Instructor

Fortunately I have never felt that discouraged in thirty year.  That isn't to say I never had tough days but I never let it get me down.  Regroup, refocus and move forward.  Negativity only begets negativity.  

Aug 13, 2016 10:21 AM
Katina Hargrove 352-551-0308
Stake Your Land Realty, Inc. - Eustis, FL
Broker/Owner, GRI,SFR, REALTOR®

Hello Fred,

I have had few of those hours. Then I realize that I need to feed my spirit with the word of God.

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Matthew 6:33


Aug 20, 2016 05:11 AM