I can't believe it is already going to be May in just a few days; the time really does fly by fast when you are having fun! I love selling real estate because it is always a great challenge for me, and I never get bored at all. Everything is constantly changing, and I love the challenge of keeping up with it all. I feel like I'm juggling dozens of bowling balls 24/7 and I'm actually successful at it but could be a lot better so I love the challenge of making my business better and better.
We just learned how to use our new MLS Tempo 5 software, Safe MLS Token, Realist, & Transaction Desk. I just attended the class that taught us about the new contracts that are available from OREC. I'm currently learning how to enhance my website's SEO and "stickyness". I'm also working on improving my business systems to make them more efficient and effective. I've really enjoyed being a part of Michael Russer's Coaching program and highly recommend it. I also highly recommend the CRS designation and courses; they are extraordinary.
I'm constantly looking for new technologies and techniques and products that will enhance my business; my oh my don't we get bombarded with these? A new REALTOR could quickly and easily become bankrupt without some navigational guidance through the sea of costly products and services that are marketed to us daily. That in and of itself is a constant and challenging aspect of what we do.
I love the opportunity to mentor less experienced REALTOR'S, and relish the knowledge I gain from those more experienced than me. We will never run out of things to learn in this business, and a "job" just doesn't get any better than that! We have a lot of super professional and talented people in this business and I am proud to be one of them. I do think we need to tighten up the requirements for entrance into the business and participation in the business so that we can enhance and maintain a very high level of professionalism.
There is no way I could ever go back to working an 8-5 corporate job; I would be bored and probably unemployable now because I'm too accustomed to doing things creatively and independently "my way" and I wouldn't do well with having to follow the "corporate way"!
I love selling real estate and wouldn't trade it for anything other than maybe retirement on a Caribbean Beach with a constant supply of Mojito's, island music, tank tops, Bermuda shorts, flip flops, and of course, my dear husband!
Sherine Price CRS, GRI