Two weeks ago my grandneice and I moved all but tne furniture out of my office. Yes it's really started. I will be licensed through September but am not doing very much real estate.
Following a plan that has worked but nevertheless it isnt as easy as I thought. Yes I want to do this and need to do this, but I have truly enjoyed being a realtor.
Real estate was my first personal career success. That is real important in my family. My husband and I have started and sold several small business but this was my first experience at really earning good money from my own personal work and I enjoyed it.
Loved it when I proved that I could work an underdeveloped part of the market and do well. I specialized in the lower end - partly survival tactic, there is ALWAYS busienss there and part simply a choice to do what I wanted and not necessariy what would earn me the most money.
It was also personally satifying to help familys gain the stability that home ownership brings.
I kind of wonder how long it will take or if I will ever not follow the market ...I remember my first broker telling me that I would never look at home roofs the same way and she was right!
I wonder about the future of the business there are always forces trying to take what you have., but I remember the comforting words of FLoyd Wickman "real estate has been sold by commission for 150 years in this country".
On a somehwhat silly note I am happy that I wont have to learn how to use the new forms company site that Idaho has contracted with. I had just barely sort of learned to use electronic signatures!
I am grateful for the knowledge I have. One of the most interesting transactions was my own. When we sold the home and rental where we had been for 33 years to a man who didnt trust realtors and I constructed the deal to work for him and for us in our retirement years. Went against a few consventional ideas but has worked beautifully. Would never have been able to do that without the years of experience.
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