Over the next few weeks, I will be sharing with you highlights from my latest interview with Atlanta’s leading real estate broker, Jere Metcalf.
This week, I want to give my insight into whether or not you should start your own Luxury Real Estate company.
When I first started in Luxury Real Estate, at the time I would have recommended starting your own Luxury Real Estate company. However, now, I would advise against it, though it’s still possible.
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When I first started in Luxury Real Estate, I started my own company. However, in retrospect, I wish I had gone to work for a company because it would have made my learning curve much steeper than all the trial and error that I went through.
It took me a year to sell my first house. Specifically, it took me a year and a month, three weeks, two days, and four hours to sell my first house. It was really sad. However, I knew I was born to be a realtor. It was not my career or job, it was my calling.
A Passion for Real Estate
When I was a kid, Cape Cod was just being developed and they were building houses everywhere. Thus, I had this endless supply of lumber. I would start building my own houses – houses in the top of trees, houses under trees, or houses in the woods or fields. Every time I was having a bad day or things weren’t going well, I retreated into my own little space up in my crudely built little house and everything became all right in my world again. It felt great. I was in my space.
That’s a feeling I’ve never gotten away from and a feeling that I think everybody should have when they come home and are burdened with the cares of the world – that their home is their sanctuary and a place to feel good.
I sold my company in 2005 and the very first thing I bought was a treehouse that a famous tree house builder in California built. I bought the tree to go along with the treehouse and I also rented an 18-wheeler. I brought it across the country and set it up in the front yard of my house. It’s still there right now and every time I go to work, I go by this tree house as a powerful reminder of why I’m in this business.
Helping people find their tree house – their little oasis from the storms of life – is what I love.
Until next time, make it a great week.