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A Rookie Confession: Part 1
I started in this business with big dreams and a very shallow bank account and decided that if I'm going to make it in this business with very little to put towards marketing myself, I had to be VERY smart and VERY careful.
I sit on a committee with other Rookie's of the Year at my local Realtor board and we all told our horror stories of how much money we spent to get started, I thought I was bad with a total of about $5000, but to hear my fellow "rookie" say he spent over $20,000 just to get started...I thought, I have to do something!!! I have to tell all the other new licencees about the pitfalls of getting into real estate and getting roped into these grand schemes to help them make money...when really it was the companies luring them in to make a sweet dollar for themselves.
I received my license in October of 2008 and not long after, started getting calls from websites, printing companies, title companies, you name it, they were calling. At first I felt valued, but then after a couple coffee meetings and lunches I started to wise up to the fact that, these ... more
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