It really doesn't matter how organized you are or how hard to try to make sure every aspect of a real estate transaction goes smoothly, there is ALWAYS something that goes wrong. Even if I do everything perfectly, there are so many other people involved who can make a mistake or miss something that causes the unexpected to occur. In the beginning of my real estate career, these unknowns popping up would cause me stress. They happen so often, though, now they are actually expected and keep life interesting and my career exciting. I think I'd actually start to worry if nothing unexpected were to happen.
Once someone finds out I'm a Realtor®, there are a few things they often say. The most common one is, "How's the market?" Another thing I hear all the time. "I think I'd like to be a Realtor®. It looks so easy." That's often followed up with things like, "You only have to work when you feel like it." and "You make so much commission." I understand why the public thinks this.
Realtors® on TV seem to just work a couple hours a day yet never seem to have any issues with money. Phil on Modern Family is one of my favorite characters, but that show is a comedy. It's not meant to be realistic.
Or how about the HGTV shows where they show you 3 houses, you pick one, and they make a big commission. Who wouldn't want that career? The truth is, those shows are all staged. Those houses are already sold by the time the TV show comes in. The work is already done.
Hopefully, you realize life isn't really like what you see on TV. There are so many things that make being a Realtor® a difficult career. Here...