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