You’ve read my intro, now you’re a little curious. How does one make a change? Where should you begin? Maybe you’re satisfied with where you are in life. You don’t feel bound and there are no shackles to release and you certainly don’t want to push a reset button to change. If these are your sentiments, that’s ok, just view this as a read for pleasure and a few laughs. However, as you follow my post, you may find some interesting information, that may cause you to push that reset button.
Journey with me into my world. as I tell you about the beginning of my own transformation. I realized I was in trouble 8 years ago, well no 9 years ago, I forgot for a moment it is 2017. It was 2008, right before the Real Estate Market took a nose dive. Up to that date, I had been a Licensed Realtor for 28 years earning a 6 figure income. I was enjoying all the things a 6 figure income with good credit could buy: Homes, rental property, cars, etc. My health was good, well what I thought was good. I was on medication for high blood pressure, but so what, my aunts (3) and my mom had elevated pressure and were on medication, I just figured it was par for the course. There were many times negotiating a contract between buyer and seller was stressful but in the end, the joy for me came when I walked from the closing table with $20-30K in commissions. Now those were good days.
Now, imagine this. A beautiful June Morning- 2008. You’re excited as all heck. Today, I will close 7 homes that will net me $35,000 in commissions. That means I will be sitting in the closing Attorney’s office all day, but so what, it will be worth it. My first closing is scheduled for 9:00 am. My buyers and I arrive at 8:30. Since we’re early, the receptionist seats us in the conference closing room. In a matter of a few minutes, the closing Attorney comes in with the closing folder and begins the closing process. Wow, first closing for the day is complete and I have check in hand. Now 6 more closings to go. 10:30 am is the scheduled time for the next two closings. These were coined double closings or back to back closings. The second closing has taken place, the buyers leave happy with their keys in hand. I have my 2nd commission check in hand. The seller and I stay in the closing room as he becomes the buyer for the next transaction. The receptionist enters and brings a tray with coffee, water, and cokes, while we are wetting our throats, the sellers for this transaction enters and we all engage in small talk. After about 45 minutes, the closing Attorney comes in and tells us its going to be a wait because the bank has not transferred the closing documents to his closing secretary nor has the monies been deposited into his Trust Account. So, we all wait patiently.
Stay tuned to read what happens next week.