DOES THIS NEW REALTOR REALLY HAVE A SHOT?

By
Real Estate Agent with Exit Lone Star Realty 589381

As I sat down trying to decide on what I would write for my first blog ever, naturally I thought about my real estate career (or should I say the career that I want).  Everything that I've learned up to this point the question that comes to mind...do I really have a shot to make this a career?

Let's admit the facts of being drawn to this business: (what drove me)

I was tired of being told what to do and when to do it.

I was tired of giving my input and hard work and not getting ahead.

I was tired of not being compensated properly for my hard work.

Sounds like complaining right?  Well that was just it!  I don't want to complain!  I want to do something great!  Once you make up your mind that you want to be a part of greatness; being the cause for greatness; the feeling just wells up inside of you and you feel like you just want to burst!!

Which leads to my question...now that I have the passion and discovered my why (because you have to have a why), what now?  See as a new realtor, although not a stranger to the business, how do I harness that desire to guide me through and turn it into a career?  Doing the right activity; spending more money after spending so much already on just getting my license; when will it all pay off? 

This is what I've come to realize; it is not about the money, whether I spend it or make it, but it is about how I grow.  How I give back.  What is going to be my contribution to this business.  See, it is not about what you get, it's about how much you give.  I believe if I keep attacking it with a pure heart and keep this passion for the business, the career will come.  

So, back to my original question...Does this new realtor really have a shot?  Honestly,  I think I do!

 

Till next time...

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Trecia Cooke, Realtor

Exity Realty Group

 

 

 

 

Comments (14)

Bethany Little
Whitworth Builders Realty, Inc. - Navarre, FL

Welcome!  With your self confidence, enthusiasm, and work ethic- I'm sure you will do just fine.

Nov 20, 2008 04:18 AM
Richard Iarossi
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Crofton, MD
Crofton MD Real Estate, Annapolis MD Real Estate

Trecia,  In real estate if you succeed it will be on your own efforts and if you fail it will also be on your own efforts.  You sound like you'll be one of those that will succeed.

Nov 20, 2008 04:21 AM
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Welcome, I think with your commitment, confidence and desire, you will be fine.  It may not be easy, but I think as long as you focus on your goals and the customer, you will be fine.

Nov 20, 2008 04:22 AM
Debra Cain, Springfield Missouri Real Estate
Keller Williams Realty - Springfield, MO

You have the heart and commitment, stay on task and I think you will make it.

Nov 20, 2008 04:28 AM
Cecily Parks
iMove Group, Knipe Realty NW, Inc. - Salem, OR

Absolutely! You have to believe in yourself and work hard and you will be just fine. I thought it was funny when you said you didn't like to be told what to do....when I decided on real estate my thoughts were similar...I was tired of working nights, week-ends and holidays in restaurant management...now I work nights, week-ends and holidays...but the difference is it's because I choose to do it. All the best of luck to you. We are all here to help you here on the rain!

Nov 20, 2008 04:40 AM
Tracy Miller
Canton, MS
S. S. Specialist

Trecia,

I enjoyed reading your blog.  Thank you for sharing your story with us.  Already I can tell you have a lot of courage and perseverance, and I know that the two will take you very far in your new career field.  Also, I'd like to mention what an incredible picture you took.  You have such a sweet and endearing face.  I would imagine that many prospective homebuyers would be drawn to you just because of your warm smile.

Nov 20, 2008 04:45 AM
Kathy Bromwell
Remax Plus - Frederick, MD
GRI, Remax Plus, Frederick County, MD

What a great attitude to have!  Keep up the confidence and faith in yourself and the success will come to you.  I came to this business for many of the same reasons.  Something I did put into place was a good business plan and a schedule to follow.  So, even if I'm not busy with clients, I'm busy with my business.  That's very important and will allow me to keep going strong!  Good luck!  You're going to do great things!

Nov 20, 2008 04:45 AM
Isa Alwazzan
EXiT REALTY GROUP - The Woodlands, TX

I will be there to make sure of it!

Isa

EXIT REALTY GROUP

Dec 07, 2008 04:55 PM
Ronnie Kmiec
Elite Texas Properties - Magnolia, TX

Trecia,

You are an incredible person! Working with you is what drives me.

Ronnie

Dec 09, 2008 06:32 AM
Anonymous
Anonymous

Thanks Ronnie!  I am the one who is honored to have the opportunity to work with such awesome individuals!

See you at the top!

 

Trecia

Dec 09, 2008 12:59 PM
#10
Maria Simpson
Exit Realty Group - Spring, TX

Trecia,  We broke through our fears so nothing will stop us now!!  We will succeed!!

Maria

Dec 15, 2008 01:03 PM
Kevin Kilpatrick
EXIT Realty Success, Salt Lake City, West Jordan, Utah - West Jordan, UT

Decide what you want and go get it! You'll be fantastic.

Merry Christmas!

Dec 23, 2008 03:23 PM
Lisa Borders - REALTOR
RE/MAX Crossroads - Lincolnton, NC
RE/MAX Crossroads

Wow, what a great blog.  I believe if you know what you want and you try hard you will succeed at anything.  I believe you are heading in the right direction.  You have heart, thats all you need.

Have a Great New Year!!

Dec 28, 2008 10:45 AM
Charles Stallions
Charles Stallions Real Estate Services - Pensacola, FL
850-476-4494 - Pensacola, Pace or Gulf Breeze, Fl.

If it's to be it's up to me. Sounds like you've got it. Just be yourself and go for it.

Dec 28, 2008 10:51 AM