thankful and blessedAs we have been sheltering in place for a couple of weeks, I wanted to share 6 positive things I have observed.


I am glad I work remotely/virtually. Our office has not had a brick/mortar location for years. My home office was set up and ready before Covid-19 arrived. Technology is great. We have been using Zoom calls, electronic signatures, and cloud storage for years.  Our agents are poised to be able to help without any technology learning curve.

I am thankful for what I do for a living. I help people find the right home.  Everyone needs a place to shelter in.  What REALTORS do is so important so that people have the safety of home.

I am grateful that we are still able to work during this time of the Covid-19 Coronavirus health concerns. From connecting with clients/friends, to providing health and safety tips for your home, and from supporting local businesses, to giving tips about working from home – we don’t just help people buy and sell houses. We help build great communities.

I am lucky.  While one of our kids has lost a job, she lives at home and isn’t in danger of not being able to pay bills. All of my other kids are still able to work remotely or are considered an essential worker.

I am blessed.  None of my kids or immediate family is sick. While I do know people personally who are in the hospital or who are recovering at home from this terrible virus, my immediate family is healthy.  I am thankful and blessed.


I know it's hard sometimes, but try to stay positive.  Having an attitude of gratitude can go a long way to helping you survive the crazy days.  



About the author:

Melissa Hailey is the Broker-Owner of North Texas Top Team, REALTORS in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.  Our Team helps home buyers, sellers, landlords, and tenants move across North Texas and we connect clients to other great REALTORS across the country.  She is a real estate instructor and coach who loves to see others succeed.  She is a serial volunteer helping others in her community and in her industry.  Connect with her at