We’ve all heard statistics about certain businesses, like 50% of restaurants will fail. These statistics are something you look at going in to things, in order to asses how much work it will take to succeed. Well, real estate is no different.
80% of newly licensed agents will never renew their license after TWO years!
Now that is a huge rate of failure! Only 20% of licensees move on to year three of their real estate career. That means the job of a real estate agent isn’t for the faint of heart and that succeeding means working really hard!
All of that is true. The last two years have been a lot of work. Not only the work of real estate but the work of improving and motivating myself to keep going. Even with my parent’s established team and systems, real estate was hard! It still is!
What they don’t tell you, is that the job isn’t about selling homes, it’s about successfully dealing with people of all different personalities and ushering them to a closed deal. It’s about being so self confident that you can handle rejection, stress, lost deals, no clients, and still keep going! It also has a lot to do with asking for business, something very uncomfortable. All of that, is why so many don’t succeed or quit right before a breakthrough is about to happen. It’s hard work!
So that is why I am celebrating this big win! I’ve made it to year three!!!