You know how when you watch HGTV, you’re all “OMG, house hunting is SO MUCH FUN!!” Um, yeah, trust me when I say, in real life, it’s really not that much fun. I had my first client house hunting expedition this weekend, and I must say, the actual house-showing part IS fun. At least for me, but maybe I’m just weird like that. I love looking at homes, I love decor and architecture, and all that it entails. You know what’s not fun? Money. Not that I didn’t know that already, but the part that’s really un-fun is when you’re *this* close to making a LOT of money and someone changes their mind about something important and that potential paycheck goes far, far away. NOT FUN. Especially when you give up precious time with your family to try to better your financial situation. You know what I’m learning? It’s not worth it. No amount of extra dough is worth the time I am having to spend away from them. Especially when everything goes to pot and I’m left wondering what exactly I missed out on time with them to gain.
I’m not quite sure what to do. I don’t know how long I should attempt this second career thing before throwing in the towel. It’s just been a couple months, but so far, I’ve spent a lot of money (MLS fees, Realtor fees, company fees, signage, etc) and made none. I think the main problem is that I don’t have enough time to devote to marketing myself. I can do the actual job well, it’s just a matter of finding serious clientele. Stupid down housing market!! BLAH. I hope things improve soon so all of this effort isn’t for naught- in the mean time, I’m continuing my other job hunt and hoping something turns up.
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