RETIRED or Still Working?

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Real Estate Broker/Owner with CastNet Realty TREC#263257

What does a RETIRED real estate broker and now author look like?

library photoRetiring from real estate is a hard thing to do.  There are always deals that come along that could be done.  It is hard to pass on helping a friend buy a house or some land.  Former clients call and say, "just one more deal?"  Yes, it is hard to stay retired.  

I still have to do my continuing education and just completed my eighteen hours for my license renewal early next year.  Going through the classes motivates me to jump back in.  I took the broker responsibility class and they said a real estate educator had to pass with a grade of 80%.  A regular student had to pass with 70%.  Yes, I'm bragging!  I made a 96% and I knew the one question I missed.  I just didn't think it through completely as it dealt with TREC rule numbers.  As long as you know the law, the case numbers are not that important unless of course, they are on the test.

Yes, I am missing my colleagues and clients and the competition involved in selling real estate.  I am, however, enjoying promoting my new book "Finally A  Broker".  This photo of me was taken while giving a talk at a local library and doing a book signing.

This is all new to me and I am learning about this new industry I am stepping into.  I am busy writing my second book on real estate.  Hopefully, it will be out early next year and will have a wider audience as I write about downsizing as we get older.

Writing blogs on Active Rain has given me lots of writing experience.  Thank you to all my followers.  I appreciate you and your comments but most of all, your friendship!

Ricki McCallum                           CastNet Realty                                CastNet Press

 

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Rainmaker
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Nina Hollander
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Charlotte, NC
Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor

I have no plans to retire, Ricki. As a septuagenarian I remain busy and I firmly believe that I stay "young" because I don't retire. Working keeps me challenged physically and mentally.

Jun 03, 2019 09:08 AM #1
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Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Hi Nina Hollander,  We must all keep busy with something that motivates and expands our minds whether we retire or not.  Good for you!  Keep going!

Jun 03, 2019 09:10 AM #2
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Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I agree about it being difficult to stay retired.  I have flirted with it for a few years now.  But, there is always that one who wants to insist you do one more transaction.

Jun 03, 2019 04:31 PM #3
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Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Fifteen Years Experience in Brevard County

I "retired"  a year ago. I still provide referrals and answer questions.  Write a book? No.  Learned to play ukelele? Yes!

Jun 04, 2019 04:07 AM #4
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Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Hi Myrl Jeffcoat,  You know what I'm talking about, one more and then one more again :)

Jun 04, 2019 07:27 AM #5
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Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Hi Gary L. Waters,  Ukelele?  oh yes!  Sounds like you are having fun!

Jun 04, 2019 07:29 AM #6
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Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good afternoon Ricki. I wish you good luck with your new life and the book.

Jun 04, 2019 11:22 AM #7
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Ricki Eichler McCallum
CastNet Realty - Corpus Christi, TX
Broker,GRI,ABR, e-Pro, TAHS

Hi Sheila Anderson,  Thank you so much.  New adventures for sure.  I'm enjoying something new.

Jun 04, 2019 05:20 PM #8
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