Many people have asked me why that I decided to go into real estate. I have a great deal of education compared to most agents that are out there doing business. I have a Master Degree in Business, a Master Degree in Accounting, and 2 years of law school. Many people have told me that I have way too much education to be a real estate agent. The fact is that I might be over educated but that is one area that I feel makes me stand out and gives me an edge over my competition. I also feel that I use all of my education in conducting business as a real estate agent. On top of that I am finally in a job that really does not seem like a job to me. I love being an agent and that is something that I have not been able to say about my job in years. I left a job where I was completely miserable.
I have always had an interest in real estate and I felt that the Lord was telling me that it was time to make a move. I was working on the internet doing some other work and I just got something in me that said to look at real estate school. I thought about it for a while and the feeling kept getting stronger. Then I decided to go ahead and check real estate schools that were close to me. I quickly found one that was not very expensive and that had hours where I could go to the school and keep working my full time job. While I was going through the school I was still not certain that I wanted to be an agent. I wanted to get the information and that was my motivation for going. I wanted to learn. After finishing the school I decided to go ahead and get my license. I had also decided that I wanted to at least hang my license with a broker so that it would be active. I interviewed a couple of brokers and got the feeling on the second interview that it was the right place for me. I came to this decision almost before I even interviewed with the broker. It was just a feeling that I got when I walked in. It was like I just knew. I then interviewed with the broker and they offered me a compensation package that I could agree too. The only thing left was to pass the state test. I then went to take the test and passed it on my very first attempt.
There were just too many coincidences for me to ignore them. It was like I knew what that I was supposed to do and I knew where the Lord was leading me to go. Shortly after joining the brokerage I had a few things happen to tell me that it was time to quit my job that I had at the time. One thing is that I sold a rental property so I had my first commission check. Granted it was not much but it was a commission check. Another is that I had to give up a client that wanted me to show them a property at a time when I had to be at the other job. A third thing was that I was getting a bad attitude on the other job and my supervisor had called me aside to talk to me. I decide right then and there that it was my last day at that job. I requested a two week emergecy vaccation so that I did not rush into leaving without thinking about it even though I knew that I was not coming back. They granted me the vaccation. After the first week of vaccation I called my supervisor and told my supervisor that I had decided that I was not coming back from vaccation. I still do not regret leaving there. I think it is one of the best decisions that I could have made. Now I am enjoying my job and loving what I am doing for the first time in many years.