Back in 1994 the year got my license... it took weeks to do. And I don't mean the classes (which were not available to me on line at the time), that took months. But on June 17th I sat up late and watched the slow OJ chase on TV and then took my test the next morning at GA state college in downtown Atlanta. It was weeks later I got my results in the mail. Then there was the additional step of having my broker sign a paper that had to be mailed with a check to the real estate commission and then patiently wait for them to mail my license in the mail. No selling real estate until it was in my brokers office hanging on the wall. It finally arrived at the end of August.
The first weekend I was licensed was Labor Day weekend and I happily accepted office duty. A young doctor and his wife came into the office on Monday and wanted to look at lake properties. They wanted what every buyer wanted... great view, deep water and cheap price. Well I looked through the old copy machine printed black and white MLS book and picked out some to go show them.
They liked one and made an offer. My very first weekend of working in real estate was of all things on "Labor Day" and I got my first contract in place. It took longer to close than the 2nd contract I wrote, so it wasn't my first closing. I later sold that property for the doctor, I also sold it again for the couple that bought it from him (I don't remember their names, but I remember they had a dog named Abby). And then they listed it with me and I sold it again to Chuck who still lives there and we still keep in touch. Chuck has also purchased another property from me since as well.
When did you get your license? And when did you get your first buyer? listing?
I have found in my experience as an agent that being available to those buyers who are off work on holidays has helped me be successful. And I still LOVE what I do.