ASotREG Turns 1

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I can’t believe that I’ve only been blogging for 1 year! At this point, I spend hours everyday thinking about future posts, tweaking the design, seeking guest posts, answering emails, leaving comments on other blogs, and generally being involved with the community. It consumes my thoughts and I’m proud of its evolution over the past year.

On January 8th, 2009 I published my very first post – I look back on some of my initial posts and I realize how much I’ve grown over the past year. However, the one post that I wouldn’t change happens to be that very first post, “Why I love Real Estate and You Should Too“. Looking at it for the first time in a while, I realized that I believe in what I wrote more today than the day I wrote it. Rather than writing a long drawn-out post, I want to simply repost that initial write-up. I also want to thank everyone who has stopped by or sent me an encouraging email over the course of the past year, it’s because of you that I’m motivated to improve this blog everyday and it’s because of people like you that I truly love real estate.

January 8th, 2009

I truly love real estate.

How can this be possible with my lack of expertise and experience in the game? Simply put, it’s the people. Real estate professionals are certainly a unique group. In real estate a group of individuals with completely different skill-sets can come together and build something that is architecturally significant, makes a neighborhood better, or creates wonderfully humane spaces in which people can work and play. One can create tangible assets that make an immediate impact on society.

Through my internship experiences and countless informational interviews with all sorts of real estate professionals I’ve come to learn that people in the business love the game to the point of obsession. Although employment opportunities are scarce and positive news limited, I constantly receive emails from mentors reiterating the worthiness of the field and encouraging me to stick with it. The people are filled with resilience and unwavering optimism.

The real estate game is played by people, and its the people that make it great. With that in mind, I encourage each and every one of us to become a student of the game and use that knowledge to bring about positive change.

Thank you, I can’t wait to see what the next year brings!