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What I Didn't Know Out of School Could Have Filled an Entire Encyclopedia Set
What I Didn't Know Out of School Could Have Filled an Entire Encyclopedia Set
 
This post is in response to a recent featured blog by Ken Patterson, "Can you describe your biggest challenge regarding the jump to real estate?"  Like many of us, Ken is faced with the question from others about moving into the real estate profession - and what the challenges are for us.
I will say that not knowing what I was doing straight out of school could have filled an entire A-Z encyclopedia set - if anyone remembers those! Street smarts vs. book smarts is what I equated the experience to.
With my first few transactions, I did my best and, thankfully, because I was driven, I was able to survive. It was an incredible challenge and I wasn't quite sure I was doing everything I was supposed to be doing until after my first or 2nd year in the business. I had a fantastic broker and learned a lot from him but, no real formal training once my feet hit the ground after graduating and obtaining my license.

 
 
Oh, how I wish I had had a mentor who was also a trainer - 'street' real estate is totally different from what I had learned in the ... more

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