Realtor - Amanda S. Davidson: 5 Things I’m Thankful For In My Business

5 Things I’m Thankful For In My Business

5 Things I’m Thankful For In My Business

Happy Grasshopper has asked us to write about the 5 things we’re most thankful for that impact our business on a daily basis. It was hard to choose just 5 but, below are what I am most thankful for.


What I’m most thankful for are the people I work with regularly who play a big part in making my sales as smooth as possible. Whether it’s the title company I recommend, the lenders I know who work tirelessly to get my clients loans approved on time, or the handful of agents in the area who I have had the pleasure of working with in the past that are on top of their game. It's a small group and I have enough fingers to count them but, when you get a call from someone you know is great tow ork with and they have a buyer for one of your listings it puts a big smile on my face.

Second I’m thankful for ActiveRain. I have learned so much from the community and connected with so many wonderful people. The blogging is great for business and being able to have such a huge referral network is wonderful for my clients but, the relationships formed here are so much more than business related. I truly feel that I’ve made lifelong friends.  

Third I’m thankful for referrals. Without all the referrals I receive my business wouldn’t be where it is today. There isn’t a time that I receive one that I don’t feel humbled and honored that my past clients trust me with their friends and family. It will never get old picking up the phone and hearing the voice on the other end say I was referred to you by…it instantly makes me smile.

Fourth I am thankful for the technology that allows me to conduct business from anywhere. I don’t miss the days of no docusign, no smartphone and no iPad. All play a huge part in my business and have made me more efficient for my clients. Add GPS into this list too J

Fifth I am thankful for my family. Without their support I wouldn’t be going on 9 years in the business. They are so flexible with when I might arrive or have to depart for holidays and visits knowing that sometimes I just have to take care of business. It’s a balancing act and I do my best to spend as much time with them as possible but, I do remember when I was first getting started that there were many times I could just stay for a night and then had to head back home for work. Their understanding and support has always kept me going.




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Comment balloon 22 commentsAmanda S. Davidson • November 15 2015 07:26AM


Good morning, Amanda -- your thankfulness comes through clearly in this post. Nicely done.

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 almost 4 years ago

Good morning Amanda, I love your list, your passion and love for people bleeds through your post, whether be your precious family/friends or those you work with.

Posted by Beth Atalay, Cam Realty of Clermont FL (Cam Realty and Property Management) almost 4 years ago

Amanda, five great things to be thankful for and are also on my list.

Posted by Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®, Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate (Vision Quest Realty) almost 4 years ago

Great list Amanda. You certainly have lots of good things going in your direction ~

Posted by Lawrence "Larry" & Sheila Agranoff. Cell: 631-805-4400, Long Island Home and Condo Specialists (The Top Team @ Charles Rutenberg Realty 255 Executive Dr, Plainview NY 11803) almost 4 years ago

I am thankful for Amanda S. Davidson, you are a true friend here in the rain and a pleasure to know.

Posted by Will Hamm, "Where There's a Will, There's a Way!" (Hamm Homes) almost 4 years ago

Technology is one of those things I'm thankful for but also find myself cursing at as well. 

Posted by Nicole Doty - Gilbert Real Estate Expert, Broker/Owner of Zion Realty (Zion Realty) almost 4 years ago

Such a great entry for this challenge have so much to be thankful for and it shows in your post.

Posted by Roger D. Mucci, Lets shake things up at your home today! (Shaken...with a Twist 216.633.2092) almost 4 years ago

Amanda: Those are all excellent things to be thankful for and they know doubt play a big role in why you are so successful at what you do.

Posted by Anita Clark, Realtor - Homes for Sale in Warner Robins GA (ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055) almost 4 years ago

Amanda, your 5 thanks your thankful for would have to be on my list as well.

When we stop to consider, we have much to be thankful for.

Posted by John Wiley, Lee County, FL, ECO Broker, GRI, SRES,GREEN,PSA (Right Move Real Estate Group- EXP Realty) almost 4 years ago

I really appreciate this contest and all the  postivie vibes it's producing in the Rain.  Gratitude creates good attitude. ;)

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) almost 4 years ago

What a great list!  As I was reading, I reflect on all the things I have to be thankful for as well.  Thanks for the post!

Posted by Sandra Thomas (Re/Max Achievers) almost 4 years ago

Love your post Amanda. I am so glad for this contest and the upbeat and postive posts it is providing.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) almost 4 years ago


Very well presented. Mine is somewhat similiar.

Thanks for sharing

Sam Shueh

Posted by Sam Shueh, mba, cdpe, reopro, pe ( (408) 425-1601) almost 4 years ago

Hi Amanda I really enjoyed reading your thoughts. We all have so much to be thankful for.

Posted by Noah Seidenberg, Chicagoland and Suburbs (800) 858-7917 (Coldwell Banker) almost 4 years ago

Hi Amanda.  You certainly have a great group of folks that help make you the superstar that you are.

Posted by Gabe Sanders, Stuart Florida Real Estate (Real Estate of Florida specializing in Martin County Residential Homes, Condos and Land Sales) almost 4 years ago

Thank you all for your comments. This was a contest I really related too and I'm loving all the positive posts it's creating. We really do have so much to be thankful for. 

Posted by Amanda S. Davidson, Alexandria Virginia Homes For Sale (Amanda Davidson Real Estate Group Brokered By eXp Realty) almost 4 years ago

Amanda, lots of reasons to be thankful, and your thriving business due to wonderful clients has to be a big one!

Posted by Joan Cox, Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time (House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373) almost 4 years ago

Great entry Amanda S. Davidson ....I like your reasons!

Hope you are having a great day!

Posted by Rob Thomas, Bristol TN-VA & Tri Cities Agent, ABR, GRI, e-Pro (Prestige Homes of The Tri Cities, Inc. CALL....423-341-6954) almost 4 years ago

Hello Amanda.  Having a support system within your family is so important.  For them to understand and encourage trumps all else in my mind.  Mark

Posted by Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint, North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227 almost 4 years ago

Hello Amanda ... wonderful post my friend and Activerain in 2nd, super 

Posted by Robert Vegas Bob Swetz, Las Vegas Henderson Homes for Sale (Realty ONE Group) almost 4 years ago

Amanda, five excellent choices and I think most of us would say, "Ditto." I can't imagine where my business would be without your fabulous five.

Posted by Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro (Cornerstone Business Group Inc) almost 4 years ago

Good morning Amanda. Thank you for sharing . You have a lot to be thankful for. 

Posted by Gita Bantwal, REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel (RE/MAX Centre Realtors) almost 4 years ago