OMG! I Love Looking At Houses! I Want To Be A Realtor®!

Reblogger Larry Story
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Total Care Realty NCRE# 257455

As Jared points out so many people always have misconceptions of what people do in their chosen careers.  A lifetime ago I use to be in the food and beverage business.  I at one point was in corporate and part of my task was interview new prospective managers.  Where upon I spent the first 10 to 15 minutes trying to talk them out of it.  I explained that the restaurant management career was more of a lifestyle then a career.  I told them to forget their friends with normal jobs and explained the real behind the scenes work.  If they still wanted to pursue it after my little speech then at least I felt comfortable that they were not mislead. 

That is a direct quote from a friend of a past client (except she pronounced it REAL-A-TOR).  She went on to say things like...

 

*  How hard is it to open doors for people?  

*  Most buyers already know what they want because of the internet.  That makes your job easy!

*  I think it would be fun to drive around all day looking at cool houses.  I could do that every day all day!

*  Writing offers can't be that hard.

*  I would LOVE to get paid what you do.  

*  Real estate slows down during the winter right?  How cool would it be to take entire winters off???  

*  Seriously Jared, I want to be a Realtor®!  Can I come work with your team? 


Instead of lashing back and letting this woman know how many hours I work in a week, or telling her how much time I spend studying the market, keeping current on my knowledge of the process of a transaction, and the work that goes into lead generation...  

I told her that if she was really serious about it we can have a little sit down and discuss her options.  Not surprisingly...  she never called.  

Sometimes the public's perception of what we do amazes me.  I certainly don't let it get to me, I just thought I would share a chuckle this morning.  Have a great weekend!  

Jared

 

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Gita Bantwal
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This is a nice post to reblog. The job sounds so glamourous and fun.

Oct 31, 2011 06:59 AM #1
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Valerie Zinger
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It is funny that most jobs look better from the outside. At some point you will have days when a job is just a means to afford your life! LOL
Oct 31, 2011 07:03 AM #2
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Joshua Stein
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Sadly, most of the folks that think this is the easiest job in the world also believe that we should not get compensated for performing it.

Oct 31, 2011 07:04 AM #3
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Faith LaRosse
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As with many things on life- on the surface, it looks quite different than it does when you REALLY investigate what's "underneath"....

Oct 31, 2011 07:06 AM #4
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Cindy Edwards
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That is funny.  I have had the same experience with people.  I also ask them if they are okay working for below minimum standards/wages for a couple years while they build their business.  Do they have a support system??

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Mornin Larry!  Thanks for the reblog my friend.  :)

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