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Do you go to a job every day or do you run your own business?  As a real estate agent, you receive a 1099 every year which makes you an independent contractor.  The number on your 1099 reflects how much money you earned during the year and it can be any amount you want it to be!

How do you get there?  Do you have a written goal?  Do you have a system?  Do you have a schedule?  Or do you just hope that business will fall in your lap?  Even if you are lucky enough to have some business fall in your lap, you must know that it won't be like that forever.  If it were that easy, don't you think everyone would be out there selling real estate pocketing a hefty 6% commission on each and every deal?  Of course they would be and of course it does not work that way!

Do you invest in yourself and your business by way of keeping educated?  Would you rather spend $1,000 on a gimmick that promises to get you on the "1st page of Google?"  Really?  How many real estate agents can actually be on the 1st page of Google?  After, Zillow, Realtor.com, Homes.com and all the national real estate firms, do you believe there's room for you on the 1st page?  Or would you rather spend $1,000 learning to cultivate leads and build your business starting with a solid foundation?  It goes back to "give a man a fish and  you will feed him for one day, teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime."

What will your 1099 say for at the end of 2020?




Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Catherine, I have always referred to my business as a "career choice", never a job!   Great post.

Feb 05, 2020 07:06 AM