You will be among the rare 5% if you see your second year anniversary.
Fortunately for you, the awareness that training simply does not keep the light on occurred quickly.
You have lots of options and unlimited ways to get your real estate business going. There are the old ways, well worn roads and easy to follow, but stripped of any real potential. (FSBOs and EXPIRED)
There are meandering roadways that eventually get you to a closing or two but the time and resources required along with the 5 year incubation places this business outside the window of potential to benefit you.
Understand that roads are made by someone walking. Make your own road.
You got into this without thinking clearly. Now is the time to really put your mind to work.
You will need to read my blogs titled something like "7 Things I Wish I Knew Before Getting Into Real Estate." DO THE HOMEWORK
With a little analysis you will be able to see the intersect of your vocation and avocation.
THERE IS WHERE YOU WANT TO BUILD YOUR REAL ESTATE BUSINESS!
You will be at home in your new business suit. Your purpose is in alignment with your values. Your skills and experience compatible with the task at hand.
Now, with the peace of assurance as your companion, the open house vessel you may choose to grow your business is not an open house that anyone would recognize. You greeted the queued up visitors and disarm them within 15 seconds. You convey a value that transfers trust and the same assurance you embrace. Your innovation (the non-traditional open house) communicates a visionary and EVERYONE is attracted to those who project VISION. (they are repelled by those who attempt to sell) This example can carry forward to your marketing, elevator speech and Your Story.
What happens in the next two months, the approach to the June explosion in real estate business, depends on what you do now and means you have no time to waste.
To answer you question, "Is this typical?" the answer is yes, for those who are gone in two years.
For 5% of agents, those who are not encumbered by the "I Don't Want To Do That' syndrome this is not typical because they hit the ground from day one...WITH A PLAN. In the '7 Things' the outcome will be a plan. Without a plan, a map, you can't tell you are lost and have little hope of finding your way back home.
Best of Success,
Annette Lawrence, Broker/Associate
Remax Realtec Group
Palm Harbor, FL