I have not posted a blog her for months because I have burnt out on real estate. It was fairly predictable that this should happen. I started my career at a late age after being a marketing rep in the corporate arena (blech!).
I got into real estate in mid-2004, just before the boom. During the boom, I was still learning the ropes, so missed a lot of the action!
By the time my skills were up to snuff (it can take a long time to REALLY learn the business), the "bubble" had burst.
All along, I was working like a DOG! I have a very strong work ethic - came by it naturally - my dad was the best role model ever in that regard and I thank him for passing that trait along to me - I was doing open houses every weekend, sending out a newsletter monthly, doing floor time (the most productive of all of my activities), telling anyone breathing I was in real estate, blah, blah, blah.
I had some good clients, and I had some doozies!!!!!!! I could write volumes on the doozies. Last year, I hit a wall after closing a couple of deals, then having at least nine or more fall apart - all of those had one thing in common: People I would have rather not have worked with for one reason or another!
Real estate can be brutal. You have to LOVE IT to put up with all of the daily challenges. I had to take a break. I am also a Feng Shui consultant, so I am focusing on that business at the moment. We'll see if I get my real estate mojo back. In the meantime, I am enjoying life.