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Hi All!!

 

Goodness, where do I start?

My comfort zone for the past 12 years has been property management and leasing either multi family units or single family homes. I am from the midwest and moved to Phoenix almost 2 years ago now. I started in property management here in Phoenix immediately upon my arrival. I also started real estate school immediately upon arrival and once I obtained my license I decided that working a corporate job allowing someone to dictate my every move and how much I make is NOT for me. So I made the decision to quit my job and work for myself. I am single with no children and boy and I glad! There's not way I would have been able to quit my job, follow my dream and take care of a family without living a very stressful and unfulfilled life. I have a dream of working my hardest to be an amazing entreprenuer and being very sucessful in the real estate industry no matter what part of it I choose to dable in.

With that being said, now I KNOW THE STRUGGLE IS REAL!! Lol. When I made this decision to quit and utilize my license I continued in leasing and property management and thought one day....why run the run raged leasing to collect really small checks?? Why not run raged and collect large checks?? The decision to give buying and selling a try was a big one because I knew there would be some penniless days but I also had a vision that goes far beyond being hungry or broke. I'm a dreamer and wonderer but even better I'm dedicated, hard working, ready to learn, a self starter and I love making money!

I've been sitting listings alone and with another agent that has been such a help to me thus far. I am hoping to start working with buyers and sellers very soon not just for the sake of actually working the indusrty but also for my pockets :)

The LARGEST struggle I have that effects me in every way including real estate is wanting instant gratification and that's just an unrealistic expectation period. I know this business has humbled me so far (almost into a ball lol) and I'm hoping that this is the right path for me :)

I would love all suggestions, feeback, bad and good constructive criticism.

Thank you for reading my blog!

Doe

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Elizabeth Kayla Williams
Sonoran Premier Properties
8502 E. Via De Ventura Suite 124
Scottsdale, AZ 85258
Direct cell: 602-330-7616
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Jenn Hart
Jefferson Properties - Richmond, VA
Richmond, VA, REALTOR®, 804-317-7997

I am "newish" myself, and people keep telling me that you have to put something out there to get something back.  You know what?  It's true.  So each day I work towards chatting up prospects, sending information to my sphere and ALWAYS sign up for anything that will teach me something new.  And I've had some success, but it felt like forever before things started to happen. Stick with it!  AR is a great place to learn.

Nov 06, 2014 08:38 AM #46
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Cheryl Dukes . . . . . Intown Atlanta
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Atlanta, GA

Welcome. I hope your journey goes well. You'll find no shortage of advice here on activerain.

Nov 06, 2014 10:00 AM #47
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Praful Thakkar
LAER Realty Partners - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

Elizabeth Kayla Williams Welcome to ActiveRain.

I always tell everyone - this is the best place on this planet to learn everything related to Real Estate.

Nov 06, 2014 12:41 PM #48
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John Douglas
Berkshire Hathaway HomServices Partners Realty - Bowling Green, KY

Elizabeth you have the right attitude and you are approaching this industry 

in a realistic manner. work hard and you will be fine God Bless.

Nov 06, 2014 01:27 PM #49
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Margaret Woda
Long & Foster Real Estate, Inc. - Crofton, MD
Maryland Real Estate & Military Relocation

Welcome to real estate and activerain! If I had to narrow down 40 years of experience to one suggestion it would be to set aside reserve funds when you're having a good month or year to help you during the bad ones that are inevitable. 

Nov 06, 2014 06:14 PM #50
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Rob D. Shepherd
Windermere/lane county - Florence, OR
Principal Broker GRI, SRES

Margaret Rome an Active Rain member wrote a book that would be very helpful to newbies!

Nov 06, 2014 07:55 PM #51
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Jordon Wheeler
The Jordon Wheeler Group - Fairburn, GA
J W Group Real Estate Sales and Service

Hello Elizabeth,

First of all, welcome to Active Rain!  It is a great to be not only for what you can learn but also for drawing business for you and building relationships.  I recommend you check out Barbara Todaro for also marketing ideas and Jerry Newman for good advice.

Best of GREAT success to you in all that you do!

Nov 06, 2014 08:27 PM #52
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Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
Marketing Agent for The Todaro Team

Good morning, Elizabeth....welcome to Active Rain....you'll love it here....it's addictive...

Nov 06, 2014 08:49 PM #53
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Jerry Newman
Brown Realty, 210-789-4216,www.JeremiahNewman.com - San Antonio, TX
Texas REALTOR, San Antonio Military Relocation

Good Morning, Elizabeth. Welcome to Active Rain! No doubt, you've made a smart business decision in joining our community. There's a lot to learn as a new agent, but you have a very positive attitude, and I am sure you'll be just fine. Thanks Jordon for the mention.

Wishing you all the Best!

Nov 06, 2014 09:15 PM #54
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Raul Rodriguez
Covenant Partners Realty - San Antonio, TX
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Attitude is very important in succeeding, and in reading your blog it shows you have a great attitude.

Nov 06, 2014 09:28 PM #55
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Susan Haughton
Long and Foster REALTORS (703) 470-4545 - Alexandria, VA
Susan & Mindy Team...Honesty. Integrity. Results.

Your excitement and positive attitude are contagious!  Welcome aboard!  Stick around here and explore as there is a wealth of info, knowledge and experience to learn from here. 

Nov 06, 2014 09:41 PM #56
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Marco Giancola
Beachfront Realty - Miami Beach, FL
Realtor (305)608-1922, Miami Beach Florida

Hello Elizabeth-greetings and warm wishes from Miami! Good luck to you here in AR.

Nov 07, 2014 02:18 AM #57
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Carla Muss-Jacobs, RETIRED
RETIRED / State License is Inactive - Portland, OR

Good for you.  There are many women agents who did have children when they took the plunge.  It was a lot harder for them, I would imagine.

Nov 07, 2014 06:39 AM #58
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Patty Blackwelder
Twins Selling Real Estate - Woodbridge, VA
Top Producing Realtor-New Home Buyer Specialist

Welcome Elizabeth right now you want any buyer or seller to fill your pockets but while looking for that create a business plan now for next year. 


What are you going to do as a routine daily to get business?

Blogging is one step you have made commit to writing and learning several times a week.

Figure out  your target market and blog to them write about who you would like to attract. Who is your ideal buyer or seller and  what type of home that would be. Blooging costs you very little but you can reap big results.

DO not be a secret agent get a name tag and wear it every where and hand out your cards to everyone you meet and ask them for theirs and stay in touch with them once you meet them this will be called your sphere of influence and they will bring you business if you stay in touch.

For exapmple I love working VA Buyers in Woodbridge, Virginia and I also enjoy  buyers who are looking for a multigenerationl homes that will accomodate three generations under one roof ( Baby Boomers) knowing who I want to attract was a big step in my success this year. 

Actiive Rain has so much great help here soak it in like a sponge!

 

 

Nov 07, 2014 07:12 AM #59
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Elizabeth Kayla Williams
Peoria, AZ

THANK YOU ALL!!!! I had no idea blogging about myself and how I'm doing as a new agent would bring so much positivity and interest. This is absolutely amazing! I'm so excited about all of the advice I've received so far is just positively overwhelming! I love it and I appreciate this so much! I know one thing this is better than Facebook! lol

Nov 07, 2014 07:38 AM #60
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Tammy Adams ~ Realtor / Podcaster
Maricopa Real Estate Co - Maricopa, AZ
A Maricopa Agent who Works, Lives & Loves Maricopa

Wow, look at you collecting all of us to your journey. First off, your attitude is fantastic and is half the battle!   Your love of making stuff happen will also do well for you!  Just never stop believing, leverage your property managment. You have a wealth of knowledge. Target that market. Half of them will always be renters but the other half  will either be 1st time home buyers or after they recover from their bankruptcy or foreclosure will by again. Reach out and kick butt!

Nov 07, 2014 08:53 AM #61
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Liane Thomas -Top Listing Agent
Professional Realty Services® International - Corona, CA
Bringing you Home!

Welcome! You will love our community, and will learn a lot here.

I agree, reach out to your renters. I will bet many of them are able to buy and didn't know they could!

Nov 11, 2014 06:34 AM #62
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Inna Ivchenko
Barcode Properties - Encino, CA
Realtor® • Green • GRI • HAFA • PSC Calabasas CA

How are you doing these days?

I hope to see your update after another year in real estate:)

Apr 29, 2015 04:57 PM #63
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Robert L. Brown
www.mrbrownsellsgr.com - Grand Rapids, MI
Grand Rapids Real Estate Bellabay Realty, West Mic

The struggle is real but the reward is GREAT. After 31 years in this profession I wouldn't want to do anything else.

May 22, 2017 07:48 AM #64
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Cheryl Dukes . . . . . Intown Atlanta
Solid Source Realty, Inc. - Atlanta, GA

Hope your property management and leasing business is going well. Best luck and success to you, Elizabeth Kayla Williams.

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