2 years ago

Real Estate Agent with New Pennsylvania Realty, Inc.

I remember it as clearly as yesterday! Two years ago, I became a REALTOR!!!! I was super nervous! I studied with my mother, a broker for many years, and then the next morning, I went to take my test! I was NERVOUS!!! I looked like I was about to puke in my photo! Well... I took the test and PASSED popped up on the screen for both the state and national sections!!! I DID IT!!! I called my parents after I took the test and the only thing that I could say was "I PASSED!! I PASSED!! DAD-- I PASSED!!!"

So... 2 years later, where am I? Working for New Pennsylvania Realty, Inc. for 2 years, Senior at PSU University Park, and Leasing Consultant for Lion's Crossing- a property of American Campus Communities. I also have worked with the New Pennsylvania Realty, Inc website and I have developed my own website!

I look forward to getting my CRS and GRI designations, broker's license (less than a year for the time limit- still working on the other requirements!) and hopefully teaching real estate classes at PSU other another real estate institution.

Hopefully, I will find a REALTOR wife and eventually be the next generation to operate New Pennsylvania Realty, Inc.!!


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Comments (10)

Teresa Harris
Lake Real Estate, LLC - Denver, NC
Denver . Lake Norman . Charlotte

A busy guy...you go Jonathan! Follow your dreams and everything else will work out. You are at the best place to learn a lot.  Best of luck to you

Jul 20, 2008 06:03 PM
Sun City Grand Homes Surprise AZ Real Estate Leolinda Bowers Designated Broker Leolinda Realty
Leolinda Realty - Surprise, AZ
Sun City Grand in Surprise Arizona

You have a winning attitude!  Good luck with your designations and certifications.

Jul 20, 2008 06:03 PM
Sandy Gleason
North Pointe Realty - Buhl, ID
Realtor for Southern Idaho-Magic Valley

I remember how that felt when they said you passed. I said really are you sure. I could

hardly tell everyone I was so excited. You sound like you love the industry and getting

your desingations will be great. Congratulations on 2 years in the business.

Jul 20, 2008 06:08 PM
Mike Wong
Keller Williams Realty Southwest - Sugar Land, TX
Realtor: Commercial, Residential, Leasing, Invest

Wow, you sound just like me! Well this is my first year comming up, but I have the exact same plans as you. Good to see others out there as determined as I am.

Jul 20, 2008 06:10 PM
Cameron Novak
The Homefinding Center - 1000 Palms, CA
Real Estate Broker since 2008

I don't think I'd ever want the fact that I couldn't pass the practice tests in the public domain!

What would you think if next time you went to the doctor, he said, "I'm fortunate that I have my medical license, I couldn't pass any of the prep tests, but luckily I just passed when I went to the official board test"... Now what can I help you with Jonathan?

Some things just need to remain in your head.

Jul 20, 2008 06:10 PM
Jonathan D. Coles
New Pennsylvania Realty, Inc. - New Ringgold, PA

Thanks! Speaking of which... I have a showing tomorrow with another agent.. who knows.. maybe I'll sell something tomorrow!

Jul 20, 2008 06:23 PM
Linda Reynolds
Bradenton Real Estate - Linda Reynolds - Bradenton, FL
Bradenton Real Estate

That is great! You have it all planned out and know exactly where you are going with your life.  I wish you the best!!

Jul 20, 2008 07:51 PM
Ray Henderson
Weichert Realtors' Northeast Group - Saratoga Springs, NY

I wish you the best of luck. I have started real estate as my second career after retiring from GE. I wish real estate had come first. I love this job and it sounds like you do also. Go get all you can!!

Jul 20, 2008 08:42 PM
Daniel J. Brudnok, REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Fox & Roach, REALTORS - Exton - PA License #RS-225179-L / Delaware License #RS-0025038 - Downingtown, PA


Your are certainly a hard worker and the payoff will be rewarding....continued success.

Jul 21, 2008 03:15 AM
Brigita McKelvie, Associate Broker
Cindy Stys Equestrian and Country Properties, Ltd. - Lehigh Valley, PA
The Broker with horse sense and no horsing around


Sounds like you are a hard worker.  Keep working hard and you will be a success, especially if you make it through these harder times.

Keep up the good work!

Jul 25, 2008 12:44 AM