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How Did You Get In To Real Estate, Why Did You Start Wearing The "R"?

Everyone has talents, shines in some departments brighter than others and in real estate, it takes a certain personal wiring, a special breed of cat to list, market, sell property.

helicopter hawaii ride Not everyone is cut out to wear the "R" either. But your own home grown story about your decision to actually put your all in to the real estate sales process happened how, why?

Did it start because you bought an apartment house or owned a mom and pop small business and in the process of selling it, you thought this is for me? Your dad was a carpenter and you had grown up around the building industry or related trade field so it was a natural tractor beamed in to it progression?

We all know you don't call yourself a real estate agent, broker, REALTOR because "it's just a job".

Real estate is a jealous master and does not want the fringe individual that thinks he or she is only going to dabble in it.

In or out, all or nothing the drill because it is a demanding field. You have to be built for it. Be passionate about it to produce, succeed. To enjoy it whole heartedly and become pretty skilled at it.. 

So much of our time as a real estate agent, broker, REALTOR is spent getting all the details on a new listing from quick trips to the registry of deeds for legal description copies, town office tax records, touring the property to get to know the sticks and the bricks intimately. And the seller's situation, plans, hopes and aspirations. Shooting images, andrew mooers kid photocapturing video clips to edit, render, upload.

Copy copy copy to attract a buyer with all out marketing locally. And online way way beyond your local zip code too. Websites to populate with new listings, changes in existing listings with price adjustments. Or the owner will sell half the acreage with that listing now. Will now consider attractive owner financing terms to carry the mortgage with a qualified buyer.

The real estate field is not for everyone. And today's real estate agent, broker, REALTOR is not just a take one black and white poloroid, throw it under your arm in the winter and wait a minute for it to develop kind of Jane or Joe. He or she does more than a local ad with a little copy around that lone wolf poloroid image of the home that has his or her colored brand of real estate sign on it.

Lots of information posting, image and video uploading and linkage all around the social media platforms has to happen. Or if it does not, the real estate just a job person gets pushed out of the way. Becomes a relic, a dinosaur in a real estate world that does not tolerate marginal, now and then listing, marketing, selling of property listings.

The "that's good enough" little effort individual forced, escorted, squeezed to get out.

Here's my story on how it happened. Here's the A to Z on the steps that led to real estate listing, marketing, selling in written form.

Maine, one place to invest in real estate where your heart and head will finally come together and agree on something 100 percent.

I'm Maine REALTOR Andrew Mooers, Broker | 207.532.6573

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Comment balloon 8 commentsAndrew Mooers | 207.532.6573 • March 23 2011 07:00AM


Hi Andrew - The sad fact is that 80% of the people who get into the business are gone within three years.  It does take a special cat to survive and thrive.

Posted by Conrad Allen, Webster, Ma, Realtor (Re/Max Professional Associates) over 9 years ago

I agree with Conrad - I think our success rate is close to 5% here in Florida, something I was not so happy to learn after I took the license class and passed, but that was 6 years ago...which must mean I was serious when I said failure was not an option for me to consider.

Posted by Carol Zingone, Global Realtor in Jax Beach, FL - ABR, CRS, CIPS (Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Florida Network Realty) over 9 years ago

Andy, well done video. The attrition rate in this business is huge, as people find out they are not as self motivated as they think they are, and the periods of unemployment (no checks) can get to them very quickly.

Posted by Ed Silva, Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally (RE/MAX Professionals, CT 203-206-0754 ) over 9 years ago

One of the interesting facets of Real Estate is that there are all types of talent levels. It makes interviewing a few Realtors a must on the consumers part.

Posted by Bill Gassett, Metrowest Massachusetts Real Estate (RE/MAX Executive Realty) over 9 years ago

Andy, I was a Marketing major in college, some of the real estate management classes were options to complete my course curriculum...I passed my licensing test a week before I graduated from school -took a job with a local broker and never had another career in my adult life - 27 years ago.

Posted by Steve Loynd, 800-926-5653, White Mountains NH ( Alpine Lakes Real Estate Inc., ) over 9 years ago

Webster... You gotta try it, like marriages that end in divorce 50% of the time first march up the aisle. And  72% within the first two years the second hike up the same aisle. With attempts to "blend families" and the my kids, your kids air traffic control interference gets too much. Wearing the "R" is not for everyone. Commission sales, not an hourly wage and just work hard. With real estate it is hustle, move, hurry, scurry and you have lots of individuals with schedules to keep. You are the key master if on top of the process. You have to like a little stress.

Carol ... I am glad I made the transition back at 23 and have enjoyed 31 years of action packed adventures. Real estate has been very very good for me, my family. I love what I do and get paid for it handsomely. Lucky lucky.

Ed ... older generation video but shot with one take. It is easy to speak about something personal, from the heart with out the teleprompter, cue cards Obama uses.

Bill ... you are so right. I have thought if I was the head coach for an AR all star team who would I pick that is the best in the biz. Like the "Ocean's 11 rob the casino, bank heist collection" of old type cronies, best in the business crooks. Except our team is squeaky clean, above board. You'll be on my call list for SEO skills and determination to load the airwaves every day, not just once in a while. Blogging, nothing about real estate is like taking out the garbage once a week. It is a constant. You like it, or hate it and should get out if it is too hot in the real estate kitchen.

Steve ... took a slew of marketing, advertising journalism courses too and hear you. I took my broker's test right out of college and there were so many second, third testers really nervous in the big hall for the test. College kids are used to study, absorb, test. Out in the field for a while folks are rusty, not so up for the task. You are a veteran with an "R" and have seen the ups, down and are seasoned. The one to pick your market around Loon Mt NH, the state just below Maine.

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 9 years ago

Good morning Andy,

I wanted more freedom (right!) and no ceiling!  That worked out okay.

Posted by Cindy Edwards, CRS, GRI, PMN - Northeast Tennessee - 423-677-6677 (RE/MAX Checkmate) over 9 years ago

Cindy ... I don't see any marks anymore from an office desk that you used to be chained to, pinning you to the wall and cutting off the air supply. We get to move around our communities. 

Posted by Andrew Mooers | 207.532.6573, Northern Maine Real Estate-Aroostook County Broker (MOOERS REALTY) over 9 years ago

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