Thursday, May 23, 2013

My New Career Path

This guest post from Lewis Beck

When I was in college I spent a few years thinking I wanted to be an accountant. I learned everything was to know…until I got to microeconomics. I don’t know what it was about that subject but it just stopped me dead in my tracks. Between that class and all the tax jargon in knew I wasn’t cut out to be an accountant. So when I graduated from school I had no idea what I was going to do with my life. I had a general business degree and no real job prospects but my RA had suggested I look into real estate. It wasn’t something I’d considered before but I signed up for the prelicensing class just to see and I loved it! I was so happy to finally find something that seemed to toe the line between too right brained and too left – and I’ve always had a passion for real estate and home d├ęcor as a hobby. So anyway, I finished class a few months ago and I’m now successfully working for an agency near my condo. I’m a buyer’s agent so I represent people looking to find new homes which is really gratifying. When they buy I usually give them a gift basket with champagne and whatnot and also talk to them about everything from the school districts to They’re always really appreciative of the knowledge I have about the area and I feel good knowing I’m helping a family move to the next phase of life. I own my condo, currently (well, my dad owns my condo) but I’m going to upgrade soon to a single family home, I think. It’s going to be a long road ahead but I can’t wait to get into a house that’s all my own and really practice what I preach! It’s hard to sell stand alone houses when I don’t really have any experience of my own to draw from, other than living in my parents’ house when I was growing up.

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