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Let The Day Begin . . .

Taking allowance from recent posts here and on other favorite sites that have quoted lyrics, and inspired by having just heard this on the radio, I want to celebrate the joy that is communicated by The Call, in band member, Michael Been’s song Let The Day Begin (covered on The Best of the Call – The Millennium Collection):

Here’s to the babies in a brand new world
Here’s to the beauty of the stars
Here’s to the travellers on the open road
Here’s to the dreamers in the bars
Here’s to the teachers in the crowded rooms
Here’s to the workers in the fields
Here’s to the preachers of the sacred words
Here’s to the drivers at the wheel
Here’s to you my little loves
With blessings from above
Now let the day begin
Here’s to you my little loves
With blessings from above
Now let the day begin
let the day begin

Here’s to the winners of the human race
Here’s to the losers in the game
Here’s to the soldiers of the bitter war
Here’s to the wall that bears their name
Here’s to you my little loves
With blessings from above
Now let the day begin
Here’s to you my little loves
With blessings from above
Now let the day begin
Let the day begin
Let the day start.

Here’s to the doctors and their healing work
Here’s to the loved ones in their care
Here’s to the strangers on the street tonight
Here’s to the lonely everywhere
Here’s to the wisdom from the mouths of babes
Here’s to the lions in the cage
Here’s to the struggles of the silent poor
Here’s to the closing of the age
Here’s to you my little loves
With blessings from above
Now let the day begin
Here’s to you my little loves
With blessings from above
Now let the day begin
Let the day begin
Let the day start.

And isn’t this what most of us are about? Those of us who have jumped on the Real Estate 2.0 bandwagon, blogging and building community and talking about transparency and working always toward the best interest of the client. It’s not just about making our mark in the market, though of course that’s important on so many levels… it’s about doing good first and then doing well as a consequence. So,

Here’s to you Greg
Here’s to you Dan
Here’s to you Rain City
Here’s to you Jim
Here’s to you Todd
Here’s to you Joel
Here’s to you Marlow
Here’s to you Joseph
Here’s to you Jim
Here’s to you Daniel
Here’s to you Mike

It’s the folks like you who are leading the beginning of a new day in the business of real estate!

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    7 Comments so far

    1. Michael Price August 29th, 2006 3:00 pm

      After a tough day it was nice to log on and see this post. Eloquent and succinct. The long tail theory is validated again, I’m jumping over to iTunes to grab the song. Thanks Cathleen, Mike

    2. jf.sellsius August 29th, 2006 5:01 pm

      I echo Michael’s sentiment. Of all the links to our site today, this was my far the sweetest. Thank you Cathleen.

    3. Daniel Rothamel August 29th, 2006 5:11 pm

      I am humbled by your kindness, and I echo your sentiment. Thank you.

    4. Todd Tarson August 29th, 2006 5:24 pm

      Here’s to you and Greg for the inspiration.

      Here’s to the consumer of our services that doesn’t settle for anything less than what we all adhere to by forwarding our Real Estate 2.0 messages.

      Here’s to the leadership that will listen to our Real Estate 2.0 voice and reconsider traditions that are being threatened from outside our industry.

      Here’s to the brokers for considering a new model of business that has the clients best interest at heart.

      Here’s to the start of something powerful, and here’s to all of us on the ride.

    5. ardell dellaloggia August 29th, 2006 11:31 pm

      WE can change the world, rearrange the world, cause it’s dying….to get better. Graham Nash

    6. [...] The questions John asked in his comment are important. We’re still trying to figure this out. Our Posts of Enduring Interest listed in the column to the right contains many of our stabs at this. The blog sites I recognized in Let The Day Begin are working toward answers, too. Real estate weblogs are an excellent format to help sort through these issues, especially since they encourage the free exchange of ideas. Reminds me of the Project Planning Workshops I used to hold. Here were some of the ground rules: All of the stakeholders should be represented (I’m disappointed that the real estate weblog community hasn’t been able to draw more participation from consumers and industry leadership… usually we hear from representatives of these segments only when someone wants to shout down an idea… we need more active, thoughtful participation). [...]

    7. [...] In looking over the list of blogs that Cathleen Collins paid tribute to in her eloquent post, I wanted to make sure that all of those excellent blogs are located firmly in my Blog Roll. I realized there were three omissions. Those omissions have been rectified. I added: [...]