No Foolin' this is the real deal yo!

By
Real Estate Agent with Main Street Properties

Have you ever wondered why so many people"try" to sell Real Estate?  Honestly, how many times have you heard someone say..."I'm gonna get into Real Estate and make some real money?"  Oh don't get me wrong, there's money to be made alright and plenty of it even in this "dynamic" market.  So they spend all this time and money getting licensed and they hang their hat with a brokerage and get a big office with all the fancy whistles and bells and 3 months down the road...poof...just like that they're done.

I suppose they thought that just because they announced to themselves and their bar buddies that they were now in Real Estate business would just come out of the woodwork and say..."boy am I glad you finall decided to get into the game because I've been waiting to ask you to sell my house!"  I mean, that's how it's supposed to happen right?  Oh...you mean I have to work at being my own boss?  I have to do what?  I just thought that if I................. and that's where the dream ends.

I've been lucky enough and blessed enough to start my career in Real Estate in a tough, down market.  And you know what?  I'm glad I did because I'm gonna be a star someday and I'm gonna have everything I ever wanted.  I've decided to enroll in an 8 week long workshop put on by Keller Williams called BOLD.  BOLD is an acronym for Business Objective Life by Design.  It's a high octane high accountability program that is designed to take me to the next level both personally & professionally.  I need more accountability in my life and I need more discipline to do the things that will make me money in this business and that's lead generation.

I need to develop more of an attitude of making phone calls, talking to people about Real Estate, touching people in my data base on a regular basis thus creating my own destiny.  This is gonna be awesome and I can't wait to take it to the next level and realize my dream.

Gregory K. Thomas

www.PensacolaRealEstateInfo.com

Comments (1)

Lorraine Sayer
Monument, Black Forest, Falcon, Fountain homes - Colorado Springs, CO
Realtor ABR,CDPE,GRI - Colorado Springs,CO RE/MAX

Great post Greg!  It amazes me when I engage in conversation and the statement comes up that someone wants to jump into Real Estate.  My first response is "how much time have you spent investigating the real world of Real Estate?" This should never be a knee-jerk solution for employment.  I spent years learning the industry from my sister who started as an admin and then got her license.  I learned the ins and outs from the ground up through her. Then I prepared financially for the start up costs, lag time between hanging my license and closing deals, and long term expenses of running a business.  It's no wonder the survival rate is so low during the first year of business.  And why don't they warn people and give the REAL picture in Real Estate school? 

 

    

Apr 01, 2010 02:00 AM