Wow! You wont believe this, I can barely believe it myself! Exactly 1-year ago today, the Tennessee Real Estate Commission issued my Real Estate License. Yessiree bob, today is my 1-year Anniversary!
And boy, has this been an interesting first year. From feeling like an octopus going in a zillion different directions to learning which directions fit best for me. From feeling completely lost to learning (and deciding) how I want to grow my business and implementing that. From feeling ill-at-ease talking with folks about the market to feeling confident while talking about my market. I have learned a tremendous amount this past year, so much so that making a list of everything I learned would be quite long.
I have had the pleasure of meeting and working with some truly wonderful people. Through these folks, I have also learned that my biggest thrill is working through the contract to close (the most important part) of a deal. Making sure all the cogs are greased and working sure does get my adrenaline flowing! There is nothing more satisfying than handing over a new set of keys to your client. The next most favorite part is negotiating. I was afraid of that at first, negotiations can be a pretty scary concept to a newbie. But, not to sound egotistical or anything, I have found that is also something that gets my adrenaline flowing. I really love these parts of the business.
It has been an amazing ride, this first year in real estate. Please join me as I celebrate my 1-year anniversary!