Options are a good thing (Part 1)

June 27, 2008


I’m a firm believer that options are a GREAT thing. I’m completely satisfied with my current job. I don’t make a ton of money, but I never work over 40hrs/wk, and have a bunch of other awesome benefits (company paid internet bill, company car, work from home, etc). Just to be clear I really enjoy my job and am completely satisfied with my career, especially for being one year out of college. But, and there is always a but, I’m always networking and expanding my potential career paths.

I have mentioned in my previous posts that I tutor high school students for a little extra income each month. Tutoring for me has two HUGE benefits…extra money and networking with some extremely successful people. Every family I tutor is worth millions of dollars, all the dads own successful companies, and almost all the moms are stay at home moms. Needless to say, the are all very well off financially. After one of my tutoring sessions I was chatting with the mom about her real estate business.

Let me give you a little insight about this family. The dad owns a construction company and designs/builds homes. The mom is a passive real estate agent that sells when she wants or when it’s convenient for her. They own 15 homes in a VERY nice part of San Diego and are amazing people with great hearts. Anyways, after tutoring the mom told me she is pretty busy because her real estate business is booming. She went on to make subtle comments like “My husband and I need to hire someone to help us out, but I’m just too much of a control freak.” She told me I should get my real estate license so I can sell houses with her. I have flirted with the idea of getting my license before, so when she said this my eyes lit up. I told her I would definitely look in to getting my license.

Here’s my thought process. I love interacting with people, the idea of selling homes is very appealing, possibility of big income, and getting to work side-by-side with a super successful realtor all make this potential career path very exciting to me. I’m not putting all my eggs in one basket. I’m not going to quit my job assuming I’ll get my license and sell a million homes. I know real estate is a shaky industry. BUT, like the title of this blog, I believe options are a good thing. I begin my real estate classes in a month and will begin to open more doors for my future.

Wish me luck,

Read on for part 2 here

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