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AR's community takes the time to leave honest and transparent reviews of their experiences
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Each month AR runs numerous contests as a way for our members to engage in activities
that will boost their business and increase their visibility in the community and beyond.
Earn points by partaking in these contest and climb the leaderboard
Do what's good for you and your business by participating
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Ask a Real Estate Question
Here's another avenue for you to build relationships with others. Share your expertise with someone searching for answers.
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Your Homepage will alert you of new questions in your state
A wonderful way to open a door to a possible new client
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These state pages or hyper-local pages provide content directly related to a specific geographical location.
State, County, City and Neighborhood pages make it easy for consumers to find what they're looking for.
Post your listings, school information, local events, market reports and more
Consumers peruse these pages for information
Farm your niche market and cover all the happenings in your neighborhood
I did what I had been told I shouldn't have done: I took 4 months off from working. No prospecting, no follow-up, no lead generation, phone calls, emails, open houses, appointments. Nothing. I spent the time at home with my family, and giving myself a long and much needed break from the stress I had allowed to enter into my life. I had been hovering on the edge of clinical depression, and hadn't had an honest good laugh in months. But I was also lucky, and smart. I had a busy summer, and everything closed smoothly around the beginning of September. I set up a budget and knew that if I was careful, I would have enough money to get us through for 22 weeks (I made it 17 weeks, probably because I overspent on Christmas).
Was is worth it? Absolutely! My kids grades skyrocketed, my husband is more relaxed, the puppies were housebroken, my laundry was caught up and I learned that I should've asked for help when mixing cement. I got through holiday shopping, wrapping and baking without feeling any pressure (for the first time since I was a child!).
More importantly though, I woke up on January 4th and thought, "I'm ready to go back to work." That is a very telling thing for me, because I had been debating getting out of the real estate business. I spent weeks trying to figure out what else I could do, and what else did I even want to do? With no good answers coming to me, my mind kept going over the possibilities. The ever changing schedule and inconsistent paychecks had taken a huge toll on me mentally and physically, and until that moment in time I didn't want to work at all. I wanted to curl up into a ball and hide. But life moves forward, and I live in a two paycheck household, so I knew I had to do something to earn a living - especially considering my husband's career in the auto industry.
It might sound funny, but one of the things that has motivated me to get my real estate career back into full swing again was my broker's decision to sell the company just before New Year's. Our new company, Hunt Real Estate, has some excellent systems in place that I truly believe will help my business grow, and help me serve my clients better than ever before. But this isn't about Hunt, it's about how I found myself again and started becoming the person I used to be. Happier, relaxed, motivated.
In the face of tight finances and a lukewarm real estate market, I'm more excited than ever to be back to work in real estate. Here I am, days after deciding to get going again, and I'm putting together my first deal after months off. I realize that without making the decision to take the time off, and working to make it happen, I wouldn't have been any good at any job. But with some serious downtime and inflection, I also realize how much I love this job.
Disclaimer: ActiveRain Corp. does not necessarily endorse the real estate agents, loan officers and brokers listed on this site. These real estate profiles, blogs and blog entries are provided here as a courtesy to our visitors to help them make an informed decision when buying or selling a house. ActiveRain Corp. takes no responsibility for the content in these profiles, that are written by the members of this community.