I have only been in Real Estate here in Cool Springs Tennessee for a little more than a year now and some would say that I stepped into it during the worst possible time. I have not had the time to establish myself before the market turned sour. I haven't had the 15 years of experience needed to weather this storm. I DISAGREE!!
I cannot say that I am thriving right this minute. I HAVE had some promising months in the past that just simply fell through "due to the economy". On the flip side, NOW is the time to build a business and I'll tell you why. We all know that it does not take much to get your Real Estate license. This is something that can be done in about two weeks and you are licensed and ready to sell. Generally with something that attainable, people tend to jump right into it when they hear the money is great. I wish I had numbers but I doubt that there are that many people sitting through Real Estate classes right now, especially compared to a few years ago. We have a saying in our office (not limited to just our office I am sure) that reads "90% of Realtors have 10% of the market while the other 10% of Realtors have the remaining 90% of the market".
What am I getting at? Well, NOW IS THE TIME TO BUILD YOUR BUSINESS! The same people that jumped into the business so quickly are going to be the same people that cannot weather the storm. Now is the time to build your contact list. Now is the time to network. Once the economy goes back up YOU and I will be the ones getting the listings and the buyers. Does it sound like I am preaching?? I am DOWN in the current market BUT NOT OUT...