I am Sporting New Credentials Today

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One day in February of this year I decided I wanted to be a broker.  Well I always wanted that but I really wanted it in February.

  Since that fateful day in February I have completed over 300 BPOs, sifted through around a thousand leads, closed some rentals,Yes this is my broker application file taken 5 standard listings (don't laugh at that number, it's decent for this crappy market,) attended 19 BNI meetings, dealt with husband being out of town most of the summer on business, moved my kid back home from Omaha, had a small weekend trip to Zion, a weeklong business trip to Seattle, finished broker pre-licensing course, took & passed the state test (first time, that's how I roll,) put together a two inch file and stood in the division line for a day and a half (four trips) the last two business days.


I will be a competing broker which means I will juggle both selling & managing.

I am really tired yet elated that the drama is over and have been fighting a nap all afternoon.  Instead I have been returning phone calls and emails and living off a little adrenaline!

Now I am moving on to the next steps which will include webinars for my agents, recruiting and more selling.  I am hoping to move away from the BPOs (which are such fast and easy cash) as my CTS is growing worse and this last spell of bad weather has made me feel my age + about another 20 years with my sore tendons in my shoulder & wrists.

I look forward to sharing my trials and tribulations in regards to my new adventure as well as soaking up more knowledge from the other brokers, agents and real estate professionals around this wonderful network!

Thanks to everyone who has supported me during these long long months - you know who you are!



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AJ Heidmann ~ CRS
McEnearney Associates, Inc. - Alexandria, VA
YOUR Alexandria & Arlington, VA Real Estate Expert


Congratulations!  I don't think that anyone in The Rain would have doubted for a second that you would not be successful, once your decision had been made.

Aug 02, 2011 02:23 AM #88
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Renee, congratulations on your accomplishments and getting your broker's license. One of the first things I did was get my broker's license when I became eligible. I haven't regretted it one bit and you won't either. Way to go!!

Aug 02, 2011 02:35 AM #89
Sheldon Neal
Bergen County, NJ - RE/MAX Real Estate Limited - Maywood, NJ
That British Agent Bergen County NJ

Huge Congrats Renee! Thats no easy accomplishment, so bravo to you for staying the course and getting it done !

Cheers my friend !!

Aug 02, 2011 02:45 AM #90
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Renee, congratulations on an extraordinary accomplishment.  I would say kick back a bit and enjoy your new status however from watching you here the dust is not about to settle around you anytime soon.  Stir it up ShackDiva! 

Aug 02, 2011 03:48 AM #91
Pamela Seley
West Coast Realty Division - Murrieta, CA
Residential Real Estate Agent serving SW RivCo CA

Renee, congratulations! From reading your blogs you do seem to be the hardest working agent, now broker, here. Much success to you in your future ventures!

Aug 02, 2011 03:53 AM #92
Kathleen Daniels
KD Realty - 408.972.1822 - San Jose, CA
San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist


Renee, I commend your courage to be a Broker and commitment to see it through. Congratulations!


Aug 02, 2011 04:11 AM #93
Fred Carver Personal Real Estate Corporation
RE/MAX Camosun Victoria BC Real Estate - Victoria, BC
Accredited Real Estate Consultant

Hi Renee....Congratulations on passing your Broker's License Exam and this feature post. Enjoy the ride been there done that and I managed an office of 40 Realtors. Once again Congratulations!

Aug 02, 2011 04:45 AM #94
Rob Ernst
Certified Structure Inspector - Reno, NV
Reno, NV-775-410-4286 Inspector & Energy Auditor

Great job. Nothing is more rewarding than choosing a goal and accomplishing it. I look forward to reading about your success.

Aug 02, 2011 04:52 AM #95
Stephen P. Panczak, Sr, MBA
Palm Beach, FL
Realtor, Property Mgm't, LCAM

Congratulations Renee on your new credentials of Broker!!

Aug 02, 2011 05:59 AM #96
John King
Bluefax Realty, LLC - San Antonio, TX
President & Broker

Congratulations and welcome to the club.  Since being on my own, Ihave had that much more to pour into advertising and guess what???  I am finally making money!!  Woo Hoo!!

Now...how do I get agents?  One thing at a time I suppose. 

Congratulations again.

Aug 02, 2011 06:33 AM #97
Steven Cook
No Longer Processing Mortgages. - Tacoma, WA

Congratulations!  It was great meeting you in Seattle, and thus makes it all the more personal to wish you the best in this new format of your life.

Aug 02, 2011 09:06 AM #98
Sheri Cambareri
Village Properties of Mineola, LLC - Mineola, NY

Thanks for sharing and congratulations!  I enjoyed reading your blog.  Keep them coming.

Aug 02, 2011 09:48 AM #99
Bruce Walter
Keller Williams Realty Lafayette/West Lafayette, Indiana - West Lafayette, IN

Renee, you had to be incredibly focused to accomplish all you have since Febraury, let alone take on becoming a broker.  Congratulations on this next step in your real estate career!

Aug 02, 2011 03:16 PM #100
Mike Litton
Mike Litton, Broker - Escondido, CA
Realtor - 760-522-1227 - Homes For Sale Escondido

Congratulations! After reading this I am going to go take a nap! Great Job!

Aug 02, 2011 03:31 PM #101
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Congratulations!Congratulations   It shows your determination to want, take the test, and succeed!     WTG Renee!

Aug 03, 2011 03:39 AM #102
Sharon Paxson
Compass - Newport Beach, CA
Newport Beach Real Estate

Hi Renee - CONGRATULATIONS!  This is well deserved and you are an awesome manager. With your knowledge and expertise, agents will be lucky to work with you! Once again - congratulations to you!

Aug 03, 2011 05:20 AM #103
Juli Vosmik
Dominion Fine Properties - Scottsdale, AZ
Scottsdale/Cave Creek, AZ real estate 480-710-0739

Renee - congratulations!!!  You are such an inspiration to me - your energy, dedication and knowledge not to mention your seemingly endless energy.  And, passing the broker's exam on the first time is almost unheard of, but, if anyone could do it, I knew you would.  Congratulations, again.

Aug 03, 2011 10:12 AM #104
Lee & Pamela St. Peter
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices YSU Realty: (919) 645-2522 - Raleigh, NC
Making Connections to Success in Real Estate

So very proud of you Renee!  AND you forgot to mention that during all this you got your 1,032,893 Pointsbadge here in the Rain too!!!  Wow, I'm exhausted just thinking about all that you've accomplished this year!  And we're not even through the 3rd quarter!

All the best in your new endeavors.  Look forward to hearing more too!


Aug 04, 2011 01:38 AM #105
Las Vegas Real Estate Agent Dawn Barrier
eXp Realty - Las Vegas, NV
South Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin Homes

Way to go girl & Congrats!!!  5 regular listings too is Great!!   Someday maybe I hope to have added those credentials as well!

Aug 04, 2011 05:39 PM #106
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Renee, Congratulations!    All your hard work has really paid off, and hope you enjoy your new role.    

Aug 07, 2011 03:26 AM #107
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