This is a tough post for me write! My Mother, Linda Needham, is retiring. She’s been my mentor for years now. I owe my success in Real Estate to my Mother. Linda has been a top producing Realtor in our local 8 counties for more than 30 years! There aren’t many that really know how hard it is to do that for such a long career. I’ve been the top producer for 2 years in a row now and I’ve nearly lost all my hair, basically suffer a daily nervous breakdown, and look 10 years older in those 2 years! It’s not that bad… but seriously… being “always on — 24/7” for clients takes its toll. My mother has taught me to never lose my cool, to be patient, to serve clients like I’d want to be served, to value support, to keep learning, to be generous, to stay busy… this is getting long… to be on time, to be professional… well, you get the gist. I owe her a lot.
My Mother wrote this letter recently to announce her retirement to many clients and friends:
Over 33 years ago, I began my career as a Realtor under the watchful eye of Mike Lunsford.
I have absolutely loved this business! One of the my greatest joys has been to get to know each
of you, whose lives I have been privileged to touch along this journey. The decision to re)re at
the end of this year has not been an easy one for me, but I look to the future with great
anticipation, and with the knowledge that I am leaving you in the very capable hands of my son
and daughter-in-law, Steve and Staci Slavin. They are here at Coldwell Banker Lunsford to help
you with all your future real estate needs. I know that you will enjoy working with them, and benefiting
from all their marketing skills and real estate expertise. They can be reached at Coldwell Banker Lunsford: 765-289-2228.
Thank you so much for being such an important part of my real estate career.
You have blessed and enriched my life.
Warmest regards, Linda
She is the best business partner I’ve ever had and I’ve had a lot. I’ll miss seeing her daily in our little closet of an office! Fortunately, she’s just a phone call away when I’m needing advice.
What’s next for our clients? I’m full time and have no plans on doing anything other than selling real estate. I’ve now been able to have my very capable wife, Staci, join my team too. She’s ramping up her activity and ready for action too, but still keeps her CAbi Consulting business thriving (www.CAbiOnline.com). We are more than capable of taking the torch from Linda and serving clients the way she did.
I’m proud of you Mom! You’re my Hero! You’ve had an amazing career and you deserve your much-earned retirement. I love you!