Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Properties

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.



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Comments (3)

Richard Weeks
Dallas, TX

It is amazing how many people have the misconception that what we do is easy, we all make tons of money and drive Mercedes.  Good story, thanks for sharing.

Dec 17, 2013 09:34 PM
Tom Arstingstall, General Contractor, Dry Rot, Water Damage Sacramento, El Dorado County - (916) 765-5366
Dry Rot and Water Damage www.tromlerconstruction.com Mobile - 916-765-5366 - Placerville, CA
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It sounds like he may be a good used car salesman Barbara. :)

Thanks for the story today.

Dec 17, 2013 09:50 PM
Barbara Hensley
RE/MAX Properties - Rockwall, TX
Homes for Sale in Rockwall County, Texas

Richard when you find a way to do this, please let me know!

Dec 18, 2013 04:21 AM