I got an email from my manager yesterday. She had tracked down the reason I hadn’t gotten my license in the office yet. Apparently the state had screwed up and printed my license as being good through 2015 instead of until 2012. No matter, I was thrilled to hear that everything had been straightened out and that I would be able to actually start taking people out and showing them homes very soon.
I still have a few steps to take now that my license is in. I have to sign up for the National Realtors Association, there is a class I need to take so that I can start using the MLS and there is another class I need to attend toward my educational credits for the year. All of this is fine with me. I am just happy to be moving along again.
This past week I have been determined to stay productive in the face of being stalled from starting to do the actual work of a Realtor. This became my week to get my name out there into the world. I printed up a few hundred flyers and spent a portion of each day walking blocks in my neighborhood to pass out flyers introducing myself. I figure I will try any technique I can come up with to drum up some business. The flyers scored a total of zero calls. That fact amazingly hasn’t frustrated me. I still got an opportunity to get my name out there and I now know what doesn’t seem to work for me.
I have been handing out cards where ever I see an opportunity and I have completed my list of contacts. I am on to the process of writing out some hand written letters to those people I haven’t spoken with in quite some time. I feel like email is too impersonal and a hand written letter is so rare these days that a newsy catch-up letter will leave a nice impression.
Hope you are having a great weekend, more to come next week.