Rumor has it that old mapmakers used to put the phrase "Here be dragons!" as a warning for unknown sections of the world. Often, what we don't know, we fear, and there's still much we don't know.
Some fears are legitimate. If you've been in this business any length of time you've heard the stories. Not every day ends well for those in the real estate profession as there are bad people with bad intent out there. You need to mitigate the risks and protect your well-being.
Other things can cause some anxiety, but with time and practice you can develop a proficiency that makes what was initially a challenge one of the easier things you'll do that day.
For example, writing your first blog post can be intimidating.
Will it be found?
Will people read it?
Will they comment?
Will it help my business?
There's a lot of questions you could ask, but if you're going to start off blogging about real estate, I've yet to find a more welcoming community than ActiveRain.
While it's not the old days with staff visible in the community offering guidance and training, the community members have assumed much of that management and advisor role.
Tuesday Zoom meetings offer boots on the ground knowledge about how to succeed.
Post a question in the Q&A section and you'll get responses that MAY offer you the exact insight you need.
Scroll the blog roll and groups and you'll find plenty of tip posts that can shorten your learning curve.
Click on the contact form, email, text or call, and there are people here that will take time out of their schedule to provide answers from their experience.
Bit by bit, you can gain the knowledge you need to gain clients, build your referral network, and get insight into other real estate markets and better understand your own.
Pretty soon, the "here be dragons" will be replaced by "I got this!".
Until next Tuesday, just Ask An Ambassador if you need help,
Bill & Liz aka BLiz
photo taken with a Samsung Galaxy S10, apparently dragonflies enjoy posing on our tomato stakes