As I reflect on my first 10 days as a Realtor, I could give you a long story about the events that occurred in that short span of time. Or, I could simply give you a selection of random thoughts from those 10 days and let you make of them what you will. Think back to your first 10 days as a Realtor.
Do any of these thoughts sound familiar?
“I need gas.”
“The active key works for quite a while on one charge.”
“The active key doesn’t work at all if you don’t remember to bring it.”
“I need gas again.”
“I knew this was the house for them.”
“Until I saw this one.”
“Their top two was also my top two. Thank the Lord we click.”
“Is this the third house with same floor plan?”
“Oh Snap! There’s someone asleep in there!”
“The German Shepherd in the backyard is nice? I’ll take your word for it.”
“Ok, He does look kind of puppyish, although he’s big enough to stand up and look in the kitchen window.”
“You’re interested in talking to me about listing your house for 3%? At least the buyer’s agent will get paid.”
“Who came up with that number anyway?”
“Most listings say they’ll leave the oven, microwave, and dishwasher… but there’s just something about that refrigerator. Wouldn’t it be the hardest one to take with you?”
“Sometimes a GPS just needs a re-do.”
Within those first 10 days, I’ve been blessed to be backed by an awesome broker, meet some really great buyers, and submit an offer in a short time. That’s not to say everyday has gone by without small trials – most of which I’ve brought upon myself. I find myself forgetting this, forgetting that, and learning every day that I’m obviously the type who needs to write things down because mental reminders just aren’t getting the job done.
Were your first 10 days a breeze or did you drop the ball a time or two? Did things always go as planned or did you have to improvise? What did you do to fix your blunders?
Now fast forward to today. How have things changed? When did you have the processes and tasks nailed down to a point where you didn’t have to think about it, but just do it?
I’m sure I’ll make mistakes as I go, but I’ll learn from them and keep it moving! For now, I’ll learn from you as you tell me if you can identify with my first 10 days in the comments. Go!