I bet you thought I was going to write about Vampires since it is so close to Halloween!
Actually, I was contacted the other day to be interviewed for a story that is to be used for Kentucky high school students to research different careers. A Realtor was one that had been voted on by teachers to learn more about. I was honored that they had picked me for an interview!
So...I was invited to talk about the steps I took to become a Realtor in Central Kentucky. What classes or studies were involved, how long the classes were, things I might have studied in high school, what I enjoy about my career, etc.
Seriously, I wish I had been pointed this direction earlier in my life. I was not pushed to become anything! My parents didn't see my brilliance in a certain area and seek extra training for me. Left adrift...I believed I would be an artist. I had minimal formal training but I think of myself more as an artist that has become a Realtor.
At the end of the interview I was asked what two things I would say were extremely important in conducting my life as a Realtor. My answer off the cuff was:
Now, I could think of a few more, but I know I would be lost without my computer. That contraption is totally how I function in my world for research and to stay in touch with everyone. Kindness is a part of how I deal with the pressure and negotiations involved on a daily basis. There are times I don't want to be kind. Then there is that little voice that reminds me that if I can just keep my cool for a minute or two the mean words I am thinking of flinging on someone will evaporate. (Most times this works! lol) I know I can keep the deal a deal till closing by being kind.
How many of you knew in high school that you were going to study to be in Real Estate now? I wasted a lot of time but I got here as soon as I could! How about you?
Lizette Fitzpatrick - Baby Boomer Real Estate Relocation Specialist with Prudential Don Foster in Richmond, Kentucky.
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