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"So How Long have You been in Real Estate"!!!

By
Real Estate Agent with BUYERS' CHOICE REALTY

My Dear Fellow Realtors!  How many times have you been asked this very important question?  But, have you stopped to think what they are asking you... versus, what is really the truth!! 

You know my Reply to all my Clients is this: "Would you like that in: Dog Years, Human Years or, Realtor Years"!  (There is a difference!!)  Tell me Fellow Realtors, am I off base?????????

You see the way I calculate is this:  Statistic's say an Average Realtor in a "normal" economy....sells 10 properties a year!  Now, If I use this calculation to answer my Clients question... in"Realtor Years" I would tell them that I have been a Realtor for 6 years and 7 months, which is close to double the actual time that I have put in!  And, if I am to include all the Contracts I have written and time involved, that have not, "Taken", my "Realtor Years" statistic would double, if not triple my, "real time" figure!  I know the "General Public" thinks we Realtors make, "Easy Money", but I beg to differ with them, it does not come easy and I have the wrinkles to prove it!  Not to mention; forget wanting a Palm Pilot device.....just give me a new Hand.... my left hand is,"shot"!!  If I were a Horse I would be put out to pasture!!  Why "Shot" you ask? Due to "Research"of course...I am sure you all can relate....You know I realized something else today in regards to "Research"... in Real Estate, when I first started out.....I could count the "Great Deals" on my two hands (when they were good hands!) available at all times...I could go right to them!  But, now.....there are so many I cannot keep up (nor, my hands!)...Let alone the time we Realtors dedicate to Research....I don't know how you "Blogging Realtors" do it!!  I barely have time to eat my first meal...much less pay my bills or clean my house!  If a Health Official came to my house today, or any day of late.....it would be condemned without a doubt!!  Perhaps the "Great Bloggers" have numerous Children who divvy up the chores, and a wonderful mate, who manages the bills, meals etc....I have to say.....I tip my hat to all of you and can only dream of better days to come when the "Market" adjusts so I can get some rest and go back to some kind of resemblance of a normal life and more reasonable hours!  Perhaps it's best if you don't think about your "Realtor Years"on reflection....but everyone....please let's all pray together....shall we.....Heavenly Father....please make this whole mess disappear!  AMEN!!

p.s this is dedicated to my Broker who is continually urging me to "blog" ....Well, Mirela, here is my "Annual Blog"... here you go Gurl!  See yah next year!! Gotta Run!!

pps. this is a Re-blog....This is an experiment!! Because, I am curious to see how many "night owl" Realtors are out there needing a chuckle/diversion like myself at this time of night!!

Robert Havana
Park and Protect- Alberta Real Estate License Parking - Calgary, AB
Alberta Real Estate License Parking

I have been in the business forever. This is my 17th year now.  If I knew then what I know now..............

Jan 20, 2010 03:07 PM
Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
LandlordWhisperer

...45 years of property management experience to serve you....I've actually had would-be clients ASK if I plan on retiring an I say WHY?

Jan 20, 2010 09:32 PM
Dick & Sandy Beals
Wilmington Real Estate 4U Wilmington, NC - Wilmington, NC

Hi Annie,

Sounds like the buyers agent assistant... needs a buyers agent assistant!

Dick Beals

Jan 21, 2010 01:10 AM