It's always fun to catch up with former business associates who you haven't seen in awhile. Having left a lucrative business career to go into real estate full time a few folks were shaking their head.
This week over a cup of coffee I was asked "how is that real estate thing working out for you?" After a chuckle my response was just fine.
"But isn't it boring showing houses over and over again?"
Let's see this week I've show foreclosures priced at $75,000 to homes listed for $1.4 Million and a few at prices in-between. I've met with families who have to deal with 50 years of memories in a home to couples who are upside down on their mortgage. Boring I don't think so.
"On TV it's show three houses and the couple buys one. Isn't that the way it works all the time?"
Would you like to talk to my clients who made 6 offers on houses before they finally landed a deal on their 7th try?
"It sounds like this real estate thing is working out for you."
Yes I'm glad I made the change but I'll admit there is one thing I do miss from my old job.
Really what is it?
My frequent flyer miles. I've almost used up my huge stash of miles and I'm going to miss those first class upgrades and early boarding passes. Looks like I'm headed to the back of the plane.
So ends another week in real estate.
Do you have any friends who still wonder if that real estate thing is working out for you?