Deb's Lake Conroe Real Estate & Stuff! : Seven Faces and Phases of Real Estate

Seven Faces and Phases of Real Estate



Anticipation, nervousness, excitement and probably experienced the moment when you decided that Real Estate was the career you wanted to claim. Little did you know just what lay ahead.

You knew you hungered to help people realize their dreams. You wanted to help in every way possible and you knew that when you drew a paycheck from this passage in life that you could be whole and happy.


 Study...YOU decided to study, learn, forfeit free time and hit the books. YOU wanted to become a Realtor.





YOU have your Real Estate License. This is no small feat. Now you have a huge responsibility to your clients/customers, Brokerage, and of course, your family and yourself.

The question you must ask yourself is, "how am I going to get there?". This is a biggie. This is not suppose to be a "throw them in and see if they can swim" situation. It requires planning, training, research and direction.

confusionConfusion, determination, confusion (oh, I said that) and hope...Now that you have your license to practice, you had better get busy. This is not a retail sales job where people walk in and ask for a certain size of shoe or a lug wrench. This is serious. You may have forgotten everything on the test but you must now begin to think of your client first and foremost.

Greed, selfishness, stepping over any line is NOT in the picture. Will you be able to do this? Will you be able to forfeit all this for the good of another?

If not, walk away.

If you are ready, then begin training hard and use your common sence, morals and personal ethics. Back this up with the study of NAR's (National Association of Realtors) rules and ethics. You are about ready to proceed. And, you will either succeed or fail.

This is totally up to you.




Direction, determination, endless work, marketing, planning, sucesses and failures. The ball is now in your court. Listen to all the GREATS. They say, "write down your goals and your plans to get there."

Find a MENTOR. This is a plan that requires a teacher that has previous experience, knowledge and can help you plan to make it happen.  To be sucessful. To do it right. To reap the rewards of "thank you's", referrals, and pay checks.   

LearningInfinite learning beyond the testing, security within oneself, understanding and openness comes from DOING. LEARNING AND WORKING.

Questions, attempts, failures and then DOING IT AGAIN will get you to the point you want to be. For each question you have there will be a multitude of answers. And, a multitude of questions.

You must weigh the balance in the direction of your Fiduciary Responsibility to your client, first and foremost.



Successes, failures, learning steps, discovery, self awareness and direction...will lead to Success, understanding, knowledge, compassion, confidence, comfort, stability, belief.

And then...when you think you're there you will discover there is even more to learn. Keep it up.

Once you find the love of the business there will be only ONE business for you. Welcome to the world of Real Estate!




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Comment balloon 10 commentsDeb Brooks • August 28 2010 06:57PM


Deb - Well said and it looks like the folks who just joined you may have found an excellent launching platform for their new careers.  Thanks for sharing.

Posted by Jack Mossman - The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi, The Nines Team in Lodi (The Nines Team at Keller Williams in Lodi) over 9 years ago

Great post Deb!!!  You touched on the fact that this isn't a retail job, your so right.  You must learn to lead generate and be consistent with it and your follow ups.  Good luck to your all your new agents, they have a great mentor to be successful!!!

Posted by Kim Darling, CRS,GRI, "Your Home Team" Fresno/Clovis Homes (Keller Williams Westland Realty BRE# 01864461) over 9 years ago

Love these sweet photos! I agree with you. This is really the best career I have ever had and I have had [plenty of jobs. Wish I could have found it earlier.

Posted by Lizette Fitzpatrick, Lizette Realty, Lexington KY MLS - Kentucky Homes (Lizette Realty - Richmond KY) over 9 years ago

What a great way to welocme newcomers! And it's nice to see someone pointing out some of the really GREAT things about our profession! Nice job, have a great weekend!

Posted by Russell Lewis, Broker,CLHMS,GRI (Realty Austin, Austin Texas Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Deb, I have two new buyers agents on my team, so I read this with great interest. My son and my daughters BF just finished the Pre-licensing test this week.

You hit the nail on the head with the emotions involved.


Posted by Missy Caulk, Savvy Realtor - Ann Arbor Real Estate (Missy Caulk TEAM) over 9 years ago

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Posted by marti garaughty, a highly caffeinated creative type... ( over 9 years ago

There's no place I'd rather be.  Real estate needs me!!  :)

Posted by Latonia Parks, Certified Military Relocation Expert (Top Bragg Realty, Fayetteville NC, Home of the 82d ABN DIV) over 9 years ago

Great job of putting it all together Deb.  I know I bacame a REALTOR(r) because I wanted to get rich...I didn't know it required a lot of work and organization and doing stuff to get there.  Still working on it...

Posted by Evelyn Johnston, The People You Know, Like and Trust! (Friends & Neighbors Real Estate) over 9 years ago

Awesome pics Deb!  They made me smile.  Good luck to your new colleagues!

Posted by Olga Diaz, Potter, Mng Broker, CRS, ASP, ePRO, ABR (COLDWELL BANKER TOMLINSON) over 9 years ago

I love the business and at times I hate the business.  It's truly the best of times and the worst of times but it is a far, far better thing that I do now........   (you can't argue with Charles Dickens!)  When it works, it is wonderful.  It is always a roller coaster ride, and sometimes you are zipping along and it's exhilarating.  Other times, you are slowing going uphill.  I'm not fit to do anything else.  

Posted by Susan Mangigian, Chester & Delaware County Homes, Delaware and Ches (RE/MAX Preferred, West Chester, PA, RS152252A) over 9 years ago