I am thankful for my education, starting in high school when I always made the honor roll, continuing to college.
After being a stay at home mom until my children were old enough to go to school. I had several jobs before becoming a Realtor, and I never even thought about this.
I call it my "accidental career". We rented a pasture from a gentleman so my daughters and their friends would have a place to ride their horses. They came home telling me that the owner of the property wanted to talk to me.
I hadn't known he was the broker owner of a real estate company. I had gone in thinking the girls might have done something wrong.
To my surprise, he asked if I had ever thought about being a Realtor. I told him, no, and he said "it's real easy, and you make lots of money," I said I would like to do that.
Turns out that was the biggest lie I had ever heard, it's not easy, and you don't immediately earn lots of money.
That's when another phase of my education begin, and I immediately started going back to school again!
Sadly I knew more than that broker, I think he went to school only enough to get his license.
WOW, real estate just rained on me. He gave me a listing a little far out, and it would likely be hard to sell.
Gratefully, that was my first great sale, I listed the property on about an acre with dozens of native trees, and a great home. An out of area Realtor brought her clients out.
They came, they looked and they bought!
My education never stops even after thirty years selling and listing homes. I attend classes, as well as my online training, which is Monday - Thursday.
Am I done learning - NO it never stops, and after all these years, I learn something everyday.
I am thankful I have gotten where I am today by constantly continuing my education. I learn from my friends in a nationwide blogging group of the most prosessional Realtors I have ever known.
By the way, I purchased that Broker's office a few years later! He owns a used car lot on the square, and I see him at times, and always feel thankful that he opened that door for me.