Time to Turn it UP!

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Real Estate Agent with Keller Williams Realty 296956

  Finally we are seeing glimmers of light that things are picking up. I know I am busier. Our Middle TN news media reports that Williamson County, where Franklin is located, is said to be #3 among the top 10 counties for job growth. Franklin and Brentwood are active areas just south of Nashville proper.  Columbia and Spring Hill, where I live and primarily work is just south of Franklin and Nashville. A lot of people choose to live here and commute north to work. Generally, the farther north from the AL line towards Nashville, the more real estate tends to be valued at.

  At our company's Kick-off Meeting for the year, we were told that approximately 25% of realtors in TN retired their licenses since 2007.  That is when I committed to "full-time" after being "down-sized" from my previous career day job.  Old timers told me if I could survive starting out in these times, I might really have some fun if the real estate economy ever gets halfway back to whatever "normal" means. Well, so far, I have tried to make every year better than the previous. It is a challenge to climb to the heights of income earned in a previous line of work, but then, I tell myself, I didn't reach those pinnacles in just a year or two either.

  Now that I've been at this a little while, I have appreciated getting acquainted through business dealings and friendships with agents with other companies in the area.  I have had time, or made time, to get involved with our local association, serving on committees and even two as chairman. Since my continuing education is already met for my license requirements through next year, I can branch out and use the time for things I am specifically interested in....maybe some professional designations.

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Comments (5)

Gita Bantwal
RE/MAX Centre Realtors - Warwick, PA
REALTOR,ABR,CRS,SRES,GRI - Bucks County & Philadel

Wish you good luck in 2011. I hope you achieve your goals.

Feb 02, 2011 02:13 PM
Clark Cook
1st Choice Realty of Fayetteville, LLC - Fayetteville, NC
Marketing Homes For Sale In Fayetteville NC Area

Good title Ken! I'm with you, it's time to turn it up!! Let's make it a great year!

Feb 02, 2011 02:18 PM
Ken B. Banks
Keller Williams Realty - Spring Hill, TN
Realtor Broker CRS ABR RCS-D CDPE CMRS SRES

Thanks Clark and Gita. Yeah! Let's crank it up in 2011!

Feb 02, 2011 02:25 PM
Erby Crofutt
B4 U Close Home Inspections&Radon Testing (www.b4uclose.com) - Lexington, KY
The Central Kentucky Home Inspector, Lexington KY

Patience and persistence will get you there, Ken.  Professional designtations are helpful and the training will help you deal with more situations that you'll soon face.

Feb 05, 2011 11:35 AM
Tim Peterson
Wisconsin Realtor Safety and Concealed Carry Classes - Madison, WI
Realtor Safety Training Classes

Hi Ken-i truly think it is the best time to be in real estate-all the good ones are left so lets make money

Feb 12, 2011 06:45 PM