It has been a long while since I have written, but it is time I dust off the Blogger cobwebs and get back to it. I truly enjoy blogging and although my Mom and MIL may be the only ones who read this that is A-OK by me.
In February I became a Real Estate Agent! Very exciting stuff-so exciting I'm pretty sure most of my friends and family thought I was going through a quarter century crises. All kidding aside it has been alot of fun and I am learning so much. Although I am a new agent I am not new to the Real Estate Industry. Previously I was the Admin. I am again, but I am also the boss's assistant AND I do my own Real Estate. Busy? Yes. Loving it? Absolutely.
But as anyone can attest to, learning on the job skills can be tricky. Here are some things that I have found that have been tricky so far in my Real Estate Career.
1. State and National Real Estate Licensing can be really frustrating. Mine went well. I sat in a super duper long 60 hours of bum numbing class, took a terrifying test and then received my license 2 weeks after. Sometimes it is not so easy. Find a Broker that can guide you through it and is in touch with the Board of Realty Regulations.
2. Real Estate is like one part sales, one part counselor and four parts patience. Add lots of work, practice dialogue and a good lead generator. I'm finding the wisdom of our Real Estate Jedi's (those in the office who have been in it awhile) is crucial to my success.
3. Talking to strangers about a service you provide is TERRIFYING (even if you are an extrovert). I always try to take my toddler when I must go door to door or social networking if I can help it. You can't be mean to a cute kid.
4. Self Initiative -> Tenacity->Follow Through->Repeat. I'm finding out I am a great starter but not such a good closer. Learning the close dialogue on Real Estate situations is tricky for me.
5. Client/time management. You want to be there for your clients vs. you want to be there for your family. Plus making dinner, cleaning, hobbies (what are those?) and dirty laundry. Yah, figure that one out.
It has been a grand adventure so far. I would have never thought of Real Estate as my career of choice. I'm so grateful this door has been opened and I have the opportunity to help my husband through school while I become the Real Estate Sugar Mama...
Until next time,