Originally published in its entirety, September 22, 2014, National Association of Realtors, YPN Lounge Blog (http://ypnlounge.blogs.realtor.org/2014/09/22/prosperity-or-perdition-my-first-year-in-real-estate/)
I had the fairytale notion I was so well suited to real estate that I somehow would transcend all odds to rise to stardom in a matter of months. I thought, naively, that I would visualize and affirm my way to $100,000 in commission in my first year. Well how could I not, I’m a decent photographer, have a fair command of the English language, I’m a people person, detail-oriented, and reliable.
Imagine my dismay after six months, with a whopping $600, long spent, to my glory. It’s about that time that my first year goal went from $100,000 in commission to “I will not quit!”...Read More