This is my first blog so please be patient with me. I wanted to write a little about the my first two years in Real Estate. This has been a big transition for me due to my inexperience in sales. I have alway been around the military in one way or the other. My last job as a government contract was in training for the military. So this is all very new to me.
There is so much to learn in Real Estate. I feel like I'm learning something new everyday. I must admit, at times, it has been tough to learn everything. You don't learn how to do; in this business, without doing it. Talking with other more experienced Realtor's is invaluable. I have learned you must ask them as many questions as possible.
My business started slow the first year and then was better the second year. I anticipate a much better year this year. With interest rates so low, many of my buyers that have been waiting are now ready to purchase. I have found the majority of buyers out there have been searching the internet for over a year and sometimes know about a property before I do. Staying on top of the market is very important and you must know what is out there.
My advice for all the new agents out there is to stick it out, do your marketing, know your market, and have a little faith that things will get better. If you learn to work hard now, it will be a breeze when the things pick back up and you will be prepared.