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Career Story: Real Estate Agent

Real Estate Agent

Job Title: Realtor

Education: AA in Physical Education - Stratford College for Women •• Instructor with Distinction - Morven Park International Equestrian Institute

Previous Experience: Professional Riding Instructor Retail sales Front Dest Receptionist for Prudential Fox and Roach - Real Estate Realtor

Job Tasks: Being a realtor is way more exciting and demanding then you would ever think. So very much of it is marketing yourself; learning time management, and being able to survive through the tough times. Showing houses is only a very tiny bit of it. Other parts include sitting Sunday public open houses, sitting Monday and Tuesday for Broker's open houses, making appointments, reporting feedback, writing proposals, writing agreements (if you're lucky) sitting floor duty, showing houses again. It is extremely hard work and deserving of every penny which one (might) earn..

You do meet wonderful and extremely challenging people; you do see beautiful homes and sadly not so beautiful ones. You do learn the area as you drive around and around and around. If I haven't turned you off to this idea of becoming a realtor, then maybe you might make it.

The best part for me was a check which I got from the settlement of a sale which equalled a whole year's pay which I earned being a receptionist. The second best part is the fantastic group of fellow realtors which I work with day in and day out. I love this job and hope I can make it. If you choose to commit to giving this your all, and I do mean all, then I wish you my best and welcome to an exciting carreer.

Best and Worst Parts of the Job: Best - Commission check, your time, you are your own boss, you can schedule time off where and when you want it.

Worst - hours and hours and hours of invested time plus physical and mental energy. You can work for so long, sometimes even six months for a sale, and then you don't get paid because settlement never happened.

Job Tips: Tip 1 - get a mentor or join a team and learn, learn, learn

Tip 2 - make a business plan stick to it - even if you have to make yourself do it - stick to it

Tip 3 - be kind to yourself and get together with your friends regularly to let them know everything which you are learning. They'll be impressed and hopefully will think to call you when they need some advise or maybe even the best thing - give you a referral!

Additional Thoughts: Try everything else first, so when you decide on this, you won't give up.

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