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The interviewee becomes the interviewer

Many things about being a real estate agent are different compared to the regular J.O.B.  When you do a quick google search on becoming an agent, you'll learn that you have to find a firm to hang your license with, meaning lots of research on that company.  Find out what their annual sales numbers are, what kind of training they provide, marketing material available to agents and how much money is required of the agent to utilize the firms name.  Thats a lot of things to consider when starting a new career especially one that is COMMISSION ONLY. 

When I starting searching for a firm to call home, I took a different approach.   I took a drive around the beautiful town I call home and searched for yard signs.  You know, the "For Sale" signs that show which firm is representing that seller.  I made mental notes of the company names I was seeing. Eventually I narrowed the list down to two names.  Windermere and Premier One Properties.  

I took the first step by sending an inte…

The starting line... Test Day

It took 7 months but I finally did it,  I completed my real estate course through Rockwell Institute.  To say I had doubts about completing the course would be a serious understatement.  I mean, it was REALLY hard.  Really, really, really hard.  Ok, maybe not that hard but still hard enough to make me concerned about passing the course.  Scheduling to take the state exam was easy, the week of prep work I put into it before hand was not.  I spent an entire week taking mock exams that covered every single possible scenario that could potentially be covered.  Thats a lot of info!  By the time test day came I thought my brain was going to explode.   For those who want to know, my brain did not explode.  I just had a massive headache that lasted for 3 days afterwards.

Anyway,  I made it to the testing site which in our area is an H and R Block.  I was ushered into this tiny room with two other gals, both of whom were taking their tests for the second time.  Talk about pressure!  I was thi…