Here we go!
You may be wondering what qualifies me to write about real estate and that’s a fair question.
I’ve been a licensed real estate agent in Washington State since 2004 and have been involved in hundreds of purchase and sale transactions. The great thing about real estate is that every scenario is different. You’ll never have 2 identical transactions. It’s a great career for those who like to look at numbers, are able to negotiate, who enjoy networking and meeting new people, and who are self sufficient.
However, I didn’t get into real estate because I wanted a career. I always thought it would be nice to have a real estate license for when I wanted to buy or sell my own properties. But over the years, as you learn the market, meet new people, and do more transactions, you get into a flow (almost a snowball effect) and end up with a legitimate business that requires bookkeeping, an accountant, a marketing budget, CRM software, a business partner, and so on.
So I wanted to start writing about some of my experiences. Maybe it will help others, but it’s mainly to track my own thoughts.