Retirement Countdown!

Real Estate Agent with Tri-Cities Real Estate retired

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. 

Comments (2)

Michael J. Perry
KW Elite - Lancaster, PA
Lancaster, PA Relo Specialist

Wow full retirement ? I kinda see myself being carried out of a closing one day !

Aug 06, 2017 01:16 PM
Kathy Judy
Tri-Cities Real Estate retired - Ontario, OR

That happens.  One office in our town has an 84 year old owner and a 89 year old broker!  

Yup full retirement.  Have physical limitations and dont want to be tied down!

Aug 06, 2017 01:43 PM