Yes you are.
Yes they do.
Just like anyone starting their own business, I am confident you invested the time and energy needed to analyze the elements of your businesss. In so doing, you know what your business is about, You know who and what comprises your prefered business. You know how many whos and whats exist in Pikeville, KY? You know the income that can be derived and the costs associated with being in the real estate business. You have chatted with other professionals and understand what the REAL expertise is that is REQUIRED to make you successful.
The outcome of such research allow you to develop a general business plan concept. From this you will be able to identify the brokerage best qualifed to help you acheive your goals. This choice is crucially important.
If you have done none of this, your effort is comparable to a business owner shouting, "My store is open for business!" Failing to do proper research, this businesss owner may be attempting to sell refurbished pacemakers. Sounds like a good idea....but can't succeed for so many reasons.
It is never to late to actually invest what is required to know the business you want to start. If you don't, by default, you will be in 'residential sales' like everyone else who shouted, "My store is open for busness!" 95% of newly minted real estate agents will never see their 2nd aniversary. These newly minted agents actually BELIEVE what other agents tell them. What they hear is "Get more training" and think that is a good substitute for preparation. They will find within two years, this is wrong. You will not earn a dime occupying a seat in a office room 'get'in more training.
The real estate business is the most amazing business on the planet. It provides opportunity for EVERYONE who is commited to the goal of success. There are a 'gazillion' ways to acheive success. Unfortuneately, none of the roads to success can be found by those who fail to prepare.
I wish for you the very best in success.
You may want to pick up the phone and call a few prominate real estate professionals in your area. It is AMAZING how much real estate professionals will share regarding to the secrets of this business with those who exhibit a commitment. Such a commitment often means overcoming ones fears, calling somone you don't know, and asking of them a great favor. This will be your first step in understanding the cooperation real professionals offer one another. Don't take my word for it. Pick up the phone and call a Pikeville Ky real estate professional or two.