Being a Newer Agent in Real Estate

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Let me set the stage real quickly: Towards the end of May 2019 I began studying and taking my course in order to obtain my Kentucky Real Estate License.  I had just finished my junior year at the University of Kentucky and was more than ready for a summer break, but also knew if I really wanted to get my license I needed to start right away.  I had a goal of finishing and receiving my license before the start of my senior year in August.  After the obstacles of quizzes and exams and money and more exams and more money (not to mention real life in between all of this) I finally got the email I had been waiting for.  My license became active August 26th…two days before my semester began.  Close call, but hey-I did it!

Before I received my license I was SO excited, ready to take the bull by the horns, get out there and take on THE WORLD.  Once I got it-it got real, real quick.  It has been a bit of a struggle if I am being honest-I always want to be real with you all.  It’s like I am standing at the bottom of a skyscraper, looking up at all of the other real estate agents around and how successful they are and wondering “HOW?”  How did they get there?  What obstacles did they have to overcome?  How long did it take them to get to where they are now?  My questions are never ending and I want nothing more than to be at the top of that skyscraper looking out and reminiscing on all I have done to get to that point.

Being a newer agent is not the easiest.  I have more experienced agents around me trying to reach the same clientele as me.  I am younger.  I am still finishing school at the University of Kentucky.  I most definitely do not have a lot of money to help with marketing.  All of this may be true, but I choose to focus on the good.

Because I am new, I have more updated knowledge of real estate contents as a whole.  Because I am new I have fresh insight into the ever-changing real estate industry.  Because I am new AND young, I have experience with technology-which seems to be taking over.  Because I am new AND receiving my degree, I will better be able to differentiate myself from other agents.  Because I am new, I am DETERMINED and EAGER to push my career to extraordinary lengths.

Moving forward I plan to document my experience as a Kentucky Real Estate Sales Associate and REALTOR®.  I want to be able to help others grow when my time comes.  Not only that-I will do it all by being ME.  I am on Facebook and Instagram (@cassidy.the.realtor) and will be starting a vlog (video blog) on YouTube to better connect with others around the community, state, and heck maybe even around the nation!

I appreciate those of you who took the time to read this-as it is what will be the beginning to a new season in my life that I am extremely grateful for. 🙂