New To Real Estate

Real Estate Agent with Century 21

I am new to real estate this year. It is far from easy and you definately have to have the support, both financially and emotionaly, from your family and friends. Not that the financial end of things are a piece of cake, but I think the emotional aspect is even harder. My family kept saying, "You'll have your first sale, just give it time." I think I even started avoiding people so they couldn't ask if I had made that first sale. Then finally after 6 months, I made it! It put me on a cloud and put my emotions back together. I have had a few sales now, but I definately have a better perspective that it does take time and a lot of energy.

Comments (6)

Michael Wayne Jackson
Coldwell Banker - Novato, CA
Broker - Seniors Real Estate Specialist Novato

Great post Denise. Congrats on your first year in Real Estate. It does take hard work to stay in this business.

Aug 22, 2008 04:59 AM
Rita Sinclair
Alain Pinel Realtors - Hillsborough, CA
Your Scottish Realtor

Hard work, but it does pay off in the end.  We just have to keep working at it, but always be positive, if you believe in yourself you can do it.

Aug 22, 2008 05:03 AM
Bill Ladewig - Escondido, CA
Experience Is Your Advantage

My advice to everyone new to real estate although... after you get through your first year your not exactly new.  Call it relatively new.   Old or new, hook up with a great lender and title rep and your real estate life will be wonderful.

Aug 22, 2008 05:05 AM
Susan Emo
Sotheby's International Realty Canada - Brokerage - Kingston, ON
Kingston and the 1000 Islands Area

Congratulations Denise on making it thru your 1st year!   Keep your focus on your activities and the results will come.  Just like planting seeds and waiting for fruition.  Be thankful for your family too because it is most likely because of them that you've developed the thick skin that is needed to survive in this business!  Keep on keeping on,

Aug 22, 2008 05:08 AM
Rebecca Anne Cole
PNC Mortgage - Timonium, MD

Congratulations on your sales and welcome to your first year in real estate.  It is wonderful that you have support from your family and friends.                  

Aug 22, 2008 05:13 AM
Shane OnullGorman
Eau Claire Realty, Inc. - Eau Claire, WI
Eau Claire Wisconsin, Real Estate Agent & Realtor- Buy or Sell

i know it seems hard when people talk about selling houses in a week or a few days and you can hardly find any to list!

Everytime something bad happens I try to refocus and move on. It is hard though getting started.

Aug 22, 2008 05:18 AM