My first blog, I'm still in process of finalizing my web page. I've been in real estate since 2004. I started with a 3rd generation family business and hit the market right at the beginnibng of the real estate boom here in Orange VA. My first day was 8/5/04 (my wedding anniversary) 10 minutes after setting up my desk I received a call and the lady on the line stated she wanted to buy a house but needed to sell hers first. I met with her 20 minutes later and an hour into my real estate career I had my first listing. That was a thursday, by Sunday I had my first ratified contract. I quit my day job (I had planned to ease into the the real estate thing) on Monday and haven't looked back.
I went on slight tangent there. I have recently left that firm for a firm that's been around since April 2007. I joined a ReMax office in Madison, Va due in large part the the unique business plan and national exposure. I would like any suggestions on start-ups competing against firms that have been entrenched in small markets.