136th Day of The Year
121 days, that’s how many days it took me to do my first deal. It was exciting, sweaty, and so close! This is what I had been waiting 121 days for… Finalllly.
The days leading up to my first sale were confusing, stressful and foreign. Coming from a career where technology saviness wasn’t a must have, such as the fax machines, pagers and computer software systems were obscure in my field of Hair. The only thing that seem to hold a comparison that i could relate to was commision and people skills .
What made me get into the glorious business that is Real Estate? At first it was the mere acedemic challenge, Arts were more my thing growing up. Also, the fact that i could do the course in less then one year - 7 months to be exact. Not to mention the oppurtunity in the cash flow department.
Do you ever watch HGTV, you know the shows on selling houses : Selling NewYork, Property Virgins, and Income Property to name a few. The mere thought of watching them now makes me cringe. It is not how the shows portray the fab world that is Real Estate. Not to say i believed all the hype on the TV, but lets get real it definately adds to the perception when you are a Newbie.
Once again i find my self as a Newbie, it first started in JK. Then i switched schools in grade 3, i was a newbie then as well. High school - Newbie. College - Newbie. Hair - Newbie. Now im back to my Newbie Status in Real Estate. Only this time im not in my artsy fartsy comfort zone, i am a Newbie in a totally forgeign world it seems at times. The simplest things i found challenging faxing, booking, calling, and buying office supplies ( there is alot to choose from) I knew that talking to people, and making connections would be my strength. Hair stylist’s make great physiatrist if you didn’t already know.
One thing i do know is, Real Estate is a Rollercoaster. One with Big Hills and long line ups.