Not everyone's family is like this. But in my family, a very large family I might add, they are not supportive at all. Before they allow me to help them buy or sell their home they would go to a complete stranger. Someone they have never met. And no it is not because I am not a trustworthy, compassionate, loving individual. It is because they are so scared that I will get ahead of them. Yes ahead of them. In finances, bigger home, bigger car, and so forth. But because of who I am in Christ I am already ahead. And I am thankful that my riches or success will not come from them. My success comes from God. God has already told me how to be prosperous and successful in Joshua 1:8. I am wonderfully blessed to know Who is blessing me.
In my family people have the mentality that they don't want to see others get ahead in life. I always believe that if you are blessed with something, the same God that blesses you will bless me. I am always thanking God for others blessings and asking Him to continuously bless them.
And one other thing, since I have been in this business I always always expose myself to everyone that I am a realtor. There have been about 6 or 7 family members, I mean close family members, who have bought, sold, bought and sold homes. But everyone seems to say, "Oh I forgot you were a real estate agent". But that is okay. I smile and say, God Bless I am so happy for you.
So be thankful for supportive family members.