If you are just 'trying' real estate, it is never a good time!

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 311291

 

 

'Is this a good time to get into real estate?'

 

A recent caller asked because he hears the market is strong. He had tried RE some years ago when real estate was slower.

Recently unemployed, he is thinking about getting back into the business.

 

I answered him with a couple of questions.

How did you do ten years ago?

He said he was doing it part-time, but he loved the business and loved going into houses.

 

My response

If you have the passion, the fire in the belly, and the drive to learn to work hard, it is always a good time to get into real estate!

 

Fire in the belly Margaret rome

 

 

Do you have some funds saved to live on for the first year?

He said he'd need a part-time job.

 

My Response

Will working another job allow you time to take your required classes,  work with buyers and sellers, learn how to blog, shadow another successful agent, and be available to take care of your clients?

There was silence.

 

If you are just 'trying' real estate, it is never a good time!

There is only one person that can make it happen.

You!

 

How would you answer-

Is this a good time to get into real estate?

 

Margaet Rome 410-530-2400

 

 

Comments (28)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Margaret - your conversation with the caller who wanted to "try" real estate can be best be summed up as "the silence spoke volumes".  

Feb 17, 2021 05:11 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667, kat@thehousekat.com, Broker, eXp Realty - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

To be successful in real estate takes a lot of effort, focus and fire in the belly!

Feb 17, 2021 05:22 AM
Rocky Dickerson
Realty One Group - Las Vegas, NV
Superior Service!

Good morning Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 when I was 5 years old, my mom took me to swimming class. The lady threw me into the deep end of the pool. I learned to swim fast. Those that stick their toes in the water may never learn how to swim.

Feb 17, 2021 07:57 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, CRB, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ
602-380-4886

Margaret I'd answer your questions with  - it depends.  An agent needs to have passion and tenancity to last in this business or any business for that matter.

Feb 17, 2021 09:30 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Dana Hollish Hill So very true "there are a lot of people trying to be REALTORS at the moment..."

Feb 17, 2021 11:44 AM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI  RE is just a bit more than a work-at-home business. Good to see you, Jeff.

Feb 17, 2021 12:05 PM
Jeff Masich-Scottsdale AZ Associate Broker,MBA,GRI

Roger that Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400 😎

Feb 17, 2021 02:08 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Oh, Dear Endre Barath, Jr., So sorry to get your blood boiling. You might have to come to Baltimore to cool off in our forecasted snow tomorrow.

Feb 17, 2021 01:44 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.

Maragret, Ha ha cooled down just knowing that it will be snowing:))Endre

Feb 17, 2021 04:21 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Myrl Jeffcoat  When someone says they want to try real estate they are "...clueless about what it really was like to be a real estate professional."

Feb 17, 2021 01:46 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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James Dray Silence is a very loud communicator! Glad to hear you still have the FITB!

Feb 17, 2021 01:48 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Nina Hollander Two great reasons to get into RE! I love people and I love looking at pretty houses.

Feb 17, 2021 01:57 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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Grant Schneider Good question "...Can you weather the storms?

Feb 17, 2021 01:58 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
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And thank you, Joe Jackson, for the re-blog!

Feb 17, 2021 01:59 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Michael Jacobs, Such a good point to ponder:   "the silence spoke volumes".  

Feb 17, 2021 02:02 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Kat Palmiotti, Good to see you, and this is so true:

"To be successful in real estate takes a lot of effort, focus, and fire in the belly!

Feb 17, 2021 02:04 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Rocky Dickerson WOW, That's one method of teaching. I hope they had good lifeguards with a bit of CPR training.

Feb 17, 2021 02:05 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Anna Banana Kruchten CRS CRB, Phoenix Broker, Well said.

'An agent needs to have passion and tenacity!'

Feb 17, 2021 02:10 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

Liking "going into houses" is not reason enough to get into this job.  That's only the tip of the iceberg of what we do.

Feb 17, 2021 02:43 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

Chris Ann Cleland,

You mean there is more to RE than looking at pretty homes? 😃

Feb 17, 2021 03:37 PM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Margaret every time the Real Estate Market get's good, people think they can make a quick buck.  There is a lot more to this business than printing up business cards and putting up signs on front lawns no matter how good the market is.

Feb 17, 2021 03:59 PM
Margaret Rome Baltimore 410-530-2400
HomeRome Realty 410-530-2400 - Pikesville, MD
Sell Your Home With Margaret Rome

George, For sure!

"There is a lot more to this business than printing up business cards and putting up signs on front lawns no matter how good the market is."

Mar 20, 2021 07:22 AM