Went Back to the 9-5 Life

Real Estate Broker/Owner with Terry Ford Realty

Well it's certainly been awhile since I posted. I used to be a magazine editor and last year I got an offer I couldn't refuse. So I went back to work full time for a dot com as an editor. I do miss the real estate and help my mom out when I can. I'm still trying to decide if I should continue with my license. I have to go back and do my hours or it's up again next year. but that means giving up vacation time. The good thing is I get to work from hom 3 days a week, which is what I was hoping for.

I do miss real estate. I find I use my knowledge of the business all the time. It's hard to see houses that I've shown, and someone eventually bought, two years later with a foreclosure notice on the front door. I must have passed 5 of them this week. I had a buyer who bought a house I had listed, call sobbing because they were being foreclosed on and her marriage was ending. I hope this market turns around soon. It's so criminal to see beautiful homes sitting there empty without anyone to love them.

Anyway, good luck to all of you that stick it out. You are champions.

Comments (5)

Stanley Barsch
Realty Executives Premier - Silver Spring, MD
Realtor, GRI - 240.882.8512

Christine - You said "I do miss real estate" two times.  I think you already answered your question.  Go get your CE credits done with, and keep your license active.

Good luck,

Stan Barsch

Jul 17, 2008 11:20 AM
Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089
Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers - Haiku, HI
Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info

Ditto what Stan said - just do it and you won't regret it.

Jul 17, 2008 11:23 AM
Laura Forty-Garcia
Your Central Florida Connection to Real Estate

Keep your license active...

Jul 17, 2008 11:23 AM
Tom Davis
Harrington ERA,DE Homes For Sale, $$ Save $$ Buy Today ! - Dover, DE
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I do recommend to keep the license!


Tom Davis

World Class DE Realtor

Jul 17, 2008 04:56 PM
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Fred Griffin Real Estate - Tallahassee, FL
Licensed Florida Real Estate Broker

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