Would I become a Realtor in today’s market? Hmmm? Not without a long look at how I was going to make a living at it. Business plan and all. Maybe there is a niche that isn’t being served and I am confident I can crack it. I think the biggest mistake Realtors make is getting licensed and then figuring out the plan while they bleed cash in search of that first client. What is your entry strategy? If you can’t put that together in this market it is gonna be tough for you. I started when it was “easy” but we didn’t get to be where we are now by luck. I think joining a team would be good if you can find one that is hiring (we’re not).
Most Realtors don’t have an exit strategy either. I am working on mine though it is a long way off. The simple answer is turning everything off and sitting on the beach. The smart answer is building tools of value that can generate future income or be sold when no longer working. What is this blog worth? The URL? Our other websites? You could argue worthless without me typing but is that really the case?
Blogging about the process to your first paycheck? I can’t see that working out. You couldn’t say enough about the transaction if it involved a true client and I doubt I would want to be that first client with my story spread across the Internet. I’m having a hard time writing about it where I am the client. Having been there, the process of real estate school wasn’t exactly scintillating material either.
Just my two cents. Don’t let me dissuade you if you think you can succeed.