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Editor's note: Inman News is talking to agents and brokers who have persevered through past real estate cycles and is offering their perspective on business strategies that they have used in past cycles and those that they are employing in the current market downturn. This is the first segment in a multipart series. See Part 2: "Broker counsels agents through slow spell"; and Part 3: "Paying the price for the bubble." Real estate agent Linda Davis watched several housing downturns come and go during her 32 years in the industry, and experience has served her well in weathering this latest slump, she says. "In the late '80s I made a mistake that I certainly learned from. I worked a lot of new construction ... to the point I didn't spend a lot of time trying ...