When I took my Iowa real estate exam in 1977, you didn't get instantaneous results from a computer.
You took a test with a #2 pencil, turned it in, and waited weeks by your mailbox for the results! Filled with excitement, I ran to my new work office to inform my new boss that I just received my license in the mail. It was a Saturday I wouldn't ever forget! My boss, Bob Smith of Bob Smith Real Estate Company, congratulated me then promptly told me to answer the phone that was ringing. "What do I say?!?", I frantically exclaimed! He calmly replied, "Tell them who you are, who you work for, and ask them how you can help them".
Well, there you go. That was my initial training! The caller wanted me to sell his duplex on Belle Avenue. After finding a listing contract in the office cabinet, I drove over to the seller's property and started filling in the blanks. When all the blanks had responses, I asked him the contact information for the tenants so that I could arrange for the showings. A couple hours later after the 1 page listing form was turned in at the office, I called the tenants to introduce myself and ask them if there were any times that would not be convenient for them to allow access. The one tenant asked, "How much is he wanting?". Three hours later, he was under contract to purchase the property he was living in!
So, one day, one happy seller, one happy buyer, one very happy NEWBIE real estate agent! One Saturday that I'll never forget! What a great business! This stuff is easy, I thought!
The second transaction was about 9 months later! Reality Check!
How long before you had your first transaction?
Was your first transaction easy or difficult?
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Lucky Lang, Realtor ® Licensed in Iowa & Illinois
Mel Foster Co., Inc., 3211 E. 35th Street Ct., Davenport, IA 52807-2585
Cell: 563-676-9031 Office: 563-359-4663 Ext. 325 Fax: 563-459-6720 Toll Free: 800-791-8132 Ext. 325
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Lucky Lang, SRES®, RFC, M.I.S.
Licensed in Florida & Iowa
Keller Williams Realty, 830 Bald Eagle Drive, Marco Island, FL 34145
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