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Are the walls closing in?

Real Estate Agent with Loffreno Real Estate, Inc.

On June 1, 2011 I completed orientation at the Board of Realtors and became an active Real Estate Sales Associate, shortly thereafter I joined AR. A few weeks have passed and I've still been afraid to join the blogging community. OK, face my fear, here it goes.

Circumstances put me in a place where I had too much time on my hands. I tried some destructive behavior but didn't care for the results. So I thought I would try some constructive behavior. I decided to volunteer at the local hospital. The results have proved very worthwhile. They include all the ones you'd expect: gratitude for your health, family and friends, the satisfaction of giving without expecting anything in return, supplying companionship to an otherwise lonely soul....

Yet there is one benefit I'm just recently experiencing - escape! I'm new to the real estate business and am drowning in a sea of work. Day and night, 7 says a week, I feel like I should be doing something to generate income- those bills won't pay themselves. And to think back, not long ago, I thought the person who sold my house had it so easy. Little did I know of the challenge of just getting a client. Its all new to me: create a website - what?, get a Facebook account -why?, navigate the MLS - where? Blog - when?

Sorry, got to go, they're expecting me at the hospital. Need a break? Volunteer.

Susan Emo
Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Welcome to the life of a working Realtor!   I commend you for your volunteer work and I hope it will continue when you make your business a success.  I also congratulate you on knowing enough to join AR.  Jump in and absorb all that you can.  Welcome!

Jun 22, 2011 08:43 AM
Peggy Hughes/pha logistix, inc.
pha logistix inc - San Francisco, CA

Curtis... welcome to the blogging world of AR!  Yours is a heartfelt great first post!! 

I hope you will take advantage of all AR has to offer, including AR University and their Rain Camp workshops (which are awesome!!).  Join the AR newbies group and you'll get lots of help from the AR community.  Good luck and feel free to email me if you have any questions....

Jun 22, 2011 08:47 AM
Curtis Pickett
Loffreno Real Estate, Inc. - Fort Myers Beach, FL

Thanks Susan! It is nice to hear success, it seems I have heard more "80% of you won't make it.

And thanks Peggy! I hope I'm able to utilize just a fraction of what AR has to offer.

Jun 23, 2011 08:17 AM