In which we acknowledge my lack of perfection

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So where we at?

Well, to start, my first investment home venture was a bust. It fell through. I won’t talk about why. We’ll pretend it was for business reasons and not personal ones, because failures in the business venture area are noble and inspirational.

Moving on.

I got my real estate license. Like, I even have a little paper copy to carry around with me everywhere I go now. Sweet, right?

If you want to see what I’m doing as a real estate agent in Albuquerque, check out my professional site.

I also signed on with a brokerage, so I’m practicing.

Once I got my license (right at a month ago – maybe a little more, now?) and signed on with a brokerage, I got tossed into a mentorship program. The program has been… well. It’s been okay.

But it hasn’t been a lot of on-the-job. It’s been a lot of classroom training. Like, I have essentially completed all of my continuing education for my first licensing cycle and I’m only one month in. The only classes I need to take are annual ones. If I had the option to take the 2021 and 2022 courses, I’m sure I would have by now.

It’s nice to feel like I know what I’m doing, but… there’s also several more trainings I have to do before I ‘graduate.’ These are mostly occurring once a month, so I’m looking at being a protege until like… February, which is kinda rough.

But it’s okay. I’m allowed to do business, so I’m doing business.

I’ve been doing a lot of marketing… like… a lot of marketing. I’m signing up for like every lead gen program I can find and get access to. I’ve signed up for Zillow’s premiere agent program. I’ve got Facebook ads out, I’ve littered decorated apartment complexes with my flyers, I’ve opened houses, I’ve door knocked, and I’m working on some door hangers.

Right now, it feels kinda frantic because the savings account is draining away slowly but surely. I have my own ideals for who I’d like to do business with and work for, but I also have to get to the point where I can feed myself before I start to focus on that specific mission. That’s kinda harsh as a reality, but I’m accepting it.

As a side note, I’m also teaching online dance classes now. So that’s pretty cool and unexpected. Holler if you want to try one out or whatever…

I finished my mortgage originator education, but the earliest test date I could schedule was in October. So plenty of time to forget absolutely everything I learned. I’m wondering if maybe it’s a sign. I mean, I don’t have to do everything, right? I can just do like, real estate and investing and start my cleaning company and run this blog and do YouTube (and apparently teach dance classes and do circus stuff) and that’s fine, right? I don’t have to write loans on top of it?

So yeah. That’s where we’re at. If you’re buying or selling in Albuquerque, give me a shout so we can talk about what I can do to help you. If you’re still interested in reading whatever comes out of this blog, make sure you subscribe.

Oh shit. I forgot that I also picked up guitar. So now I play two instruments, because why not.

Anyways. My dance troupe is still doing performances (online!), so I have choreography to learn and class plans to write. I also have flyers to design and distribute and clientele to find and homes to sell. In other words, I’m in frantic “oh shit, I need an income” mode and my time is limited because of it.

So this blog is going to continue to fall by the wayside. And I’m super sorry about that. I am.

But I will be making it a point to publish something at least once a week. I’m not sure what day that will be – weekends are open house days, Mondays are teaching days, etc. – but I will find my groove soon. I promise that. Mostly because I need to find the groove if I’m going to actually succeed at… well, anything that I’m doing.

So stay tuned while I iron out the kinks.

And with any luck (and the kindness of referrals), I’ll be moving and grooving in the next few months and can afford to hire someone to help me keep on top of my shit.

Wouldn’t that be nice?

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