Would you like to buy a house?

Hi.
My name is Micah and I am your friendly neighborhood realtor. Please excuse the lack of posts for this week but my life has officially switched into overdrive. I am in shock as to how quickly things can change. I feel so busy right now, and I’ve only just begun. But once again, doors seem to be flying open with this whole real estate thing.

Late last week the head honcho came to me and said, “be ready, we’re to get you going on stuff soon”. He said by the end of the month I should be ready to get my first clients. GREAT! But I was a bit scared b/c I still felt like no one had really showed me anything. As newbie realtors we’re supposed to shadow as many other agents as we can, this is the best way to learn in this type of business, mimic what the good people are doing.

I chose to follow Michelle, the english lady who’s party I went to on New Year’s eve. She seemed like a real go-getter and had a great personality that clicked well with me. After two days of following her and talking with her she asked me if I wanted to form a team and work together. I was floored and estatic. For someone who is just starting out this thrilled me, what better way to get up to speed than to be coupled with someone that knows what they’re doing?! We talked more and more about it and she finally decided to ask the big boss man what he thought. I was hesitant because I figured he would say no, but instead he was 100% for it and thought it was a great idea! He said he has worked on a team before, and you have to be attached at the hip and constantly know what the other person is doing, but in the end you can do 5-6x as much work as one person and it allows for each person to have a little time off. This was a big point for Michelle, she wants to make more moola this coming year, but she also wants to be able to take a day off now and again.

So almost instantly after the decision was made, my days are now longer and not ruled by an hourly wage. It’s a totally different mindset. But it’s not all bad. The other day we worked nearly 11 hours, but honestly I didn’t even mind. We got smoozed and were given a free lunch by the escrow company, I got my picture taken for my business cards, but my buddy Tyler works at the photography place so I got to BS with him for 45 minutes, it really wasn’t a bad day. I’m sure there will be some days that I just want to sleep or not have my phone ring off the hook, but for now I love it. I love the idea that the harder I work, the more likely I’ll see the outcome in my wallet. In my last job, and all the other jobs before it, there was really no incentive to work hard. That sounds bad but it’s true. Now I find myself working at home and not minding it.

But I do see that it will be hard to blog everyday or every other day as I once did. I will try my best, writing is still a nice stress reliever and diversion from the hustle and bustle of being a real estate agent.

7 Comments »

  1. Anthony B. said,

    January 6, 2007 @ 7:57 pm

    Dude, I have every confidence that you will rock in this profession…
    I couldn’t be more proud of you dude.
    All I ask is that you dont’ forget about the little people…
    We are just peons and scum in your way and I understand that, but please show us all compassion….
    The Lord shall will look with favor upon you if you still love us…
    __We are the Knights who say Ni__

  2. Stout said,

    January 6, 2007 @ 8:29 pm

    oh man, you are “in it” now, no turning back, you’re like another brother or something. seriously though, very happy for you, ty mentioned a michael jackson face on your business card? did my dad love it or what?

  3. Phil said,

    January 6, 2007 @ 11:15 pm

    How did socks on a jake only get 2 comments and now this one is up to three!

  4. Anthony said,

    January 7, 2007 @ 8:22 pm

    ON my latest post, I had to give you the highest praise and congrats son…
    You better love everyminute of it..
    haha :)
    Less blgging from Micah is not a good thing though becuase when you do blog, we will be reading 60 paragraph novels for each post..
    I just dont’ know if I have the enegery to spend 2 hours reading one blog entry..
    haha
    Ok, I am just joshin ya…
    I shall return son..
    ABC OUT
    __We are the Knights who say Ni__

  5. mego said,

    January 8, 2007 @ 11:15 am

    woo-hoo… go bro!!!! remember your sister when you’re rich!!! :)

  6. momma said,

    January 9, 2007 @ 12:50 pm

    …..and remember your momma who bore you…

  7. Aimzee said,

    January 13, 2007 @ 4:33 pm

    Awesome. Total and complete awesomenessssss!!! I am so happy for you Micah!!! :D
    Of course I knew this would happen…why? Because you completely rock. Why else :D

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