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Chanel says..."Realtors Should Always Go To School"

 When I was in high school, I HATED being in school.

There was always something on my mind, someplace I wanted to be or I was bored with being there. I wanted to be out in the world enjoying my life. I thought I would NEVER get out of there!

Well that was a long time ago. Now I have a different attitude about learning. When I went back to school to learn about how to take the test to become a Realtor, I had the attitude that failure was not an option. I studied night and day(This was work!) then passed the test on the first attempt.

Later, after I was absorbed into business I was told I would have to do continued education. I had to keep going back??! YIkEs! Instead of thinking I knew it all, I found out that there was always a new situation to learn from in real estate. Every deal was a learning opportunity. School made it easier to understand. 

I started going to many classes even if I didn't need the points. I wanted to be the best at what I do everyday. I wanted to be able to be knowledgeable about real estate. With each class I learned something new, networked with other Realtors and grew more confident that I knew a little about a lot. Maybe just enough to be dangerous! Haha!

Today is another day to be in class. I will be studying about how to negotiate leases on real estate. This is something I have not had to do in my business. My goal is to be prepared for when I do have to know. Knowledge is power!

Chanel will hold the fort down till I get back. So if you call leave her a message...

 

Lizette Fitzpatrick - Baby Boomer Real Estate Relocation Specialist with Prudential Don Foster in Richmond, Kentucky.

Rated number #1 featured Kentucky Realtor on Activerain.com and Localism.com. Publisher/Author for the only Central Kentucky email newsletter on local real estate listings and sold properties, Kentucky relocation, local events, homeowner information and fun! For more information on Lizette, Kentucky Horse Farms, Prudential Don Foster, Madison County, Fayette County, Richmond or Lexington, Kentucky click on Lizette.us.

See for yourself what Lizette's extraordinary clients have to say about their Kentucky real estate experience.

Comment balloon 27 commentsLizette Fitzpatrick • September 13 2007 09:24AM
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