Recently I was tagged to write a MeMe and one of the comments said "What I want to know is what was your first career" Instead of going into a detailed answer I thought it would make a great on-going subject for many people and decided to start a group.
Below are a few highlight from a NAR report released May 10, 2007 containing information about 2007 NAR Member Profiles.
- 40-hour work weeks. The typical member is 51 years old, works 40 hours per week and has been in the business for seven years.
- Sales volume dips. In 2006, typical residential sales members sold one of their own listings and five of someone else's, .......volume was $1.9 million.
- Not the first career. Only 4 percent of members report real estate is their first career.
Since 96% of us did something else prior to a real estate career there must be plenty of stories.... When you are in the mood to reflect on the past add stories to this GROUP. Feel free to share more than once, it could be your first job, corporate career or other business ventures.
This is not just for REALTORS®. I know people in the Mortgage & Home Inspection business that had other careers so join in.
The MEME tag works quite well. I suggest tagging the stories MOC for My Other Career. Posting can be public or members only. you may even pick up some new clients based on your old career.