Hi fellow readers and writers of the blogging world. I haven’t blogged in a few months. Neither have I worked on my weight like I should be either. In fact, I just checked my weight a few days ago and I’m sitting at 295 😦 A mix of stress, over eating and lack of sleep. Just not taking care of my body like I should be doing.
I’m working so hard, but it seems like I’m never making enough money. I’m so tired >< . I’ve been working hard on reaching my goal of becoming a Realtor. I’ve passed my classes, I have my license.. it’s just the start up money that’s creating a wall for me right now. It’s like I always have about $500 saved in my Realtors Savings and then out of the blue we have to spend that money for ’emergency’ reasons. At this rate I’m never going to have enough! My goal start date was to be December of this year, thought this would be enough time for us to get on our feet and still have enough saved. I have a few months to go so it’s always possible but I don’t think I’ll make enough.
I’m working four jobs right now. Yes, that’s right. Four! One full time job where I work about 40 hours a week at a temp agency, a part time job as a waitress where I work about 20-25 hours a week, marketing for multiple people which takes about 15-20 hours a week and then I teach painting which ranges to be about 5-20 hours a week depending on how many events I’m scheduled for. All this so that I can be able to keep up with current bills while at the same time reaching my goal of becoming a Real Estate agent by December.
So I decided to create a gofundme page in hopes that anyone can help me out. Just $5 dollars is all I’m asking per person. If you can donate more I’d definitely appreciate it. I need the help.
Here is what I wrote on the gofundme page:
It’s a dream that is so close and almost in my grasp, but the only problem I am having is raising the money to get there. I want to be a real estate agent. It’s all I want. All I do in my free time is read up on real estate, I’ve a library just about real estate. I listen to podcasts and real esate radio when I’m at my full time job. Those of you, that are my friends, know that when real estate becomes the subject of our conversation, I have a hard time stop talking!
I currently work four jobs right now (1 full time and 3 part time jobs). Even my fiance has been working 2 jobs (1 full time/2nd part time). All this of course not only to get us on our feet, move to a new home, (getting married!!), get a new vehicle (since we’ve been in 2 accidents in past year and still waiting on insurance to pay up), and my dream of starting Real Estate. My goal is to start by December, just before the holidays.
So far, I’ve been doing this on my own. I have a hard time asking others for help. I’ve taken the classes, passed the nationals and state Real Estate licensing test. Which wasn’t easy for me money wise. Now the start up fees is what’s slowing me down on my dream. I always have about $500 dollars in my Real Estate bank account, but it seems like once I reach that $500 mark, an ’emergency’ occurs and we must use that money for the ’emergency’. It’s very frustrating to say the least!
Being a Real Estate Agent is starting a business for your self. Seriously. It’s being an independent contractor. I will have to do all my own taxes, invest in marketing for my business and marketing for my clients, have my own office supplies, fees that need to be paid to the broker, fees to the real estate board, start up fees for using the MLS (which is how realtors search for housing on the market and one of the main ways they promote a clients home), keysafe fees. I would also need to get a tablet so I can be a paperless agent, a good camera, working website & other tools/programs that will make me a success.
So, when did I start dreaming about Real Estate as a permanent and life long career for me? I had worked at a real estate company for almost 2 years. Before going to this company, I went to school for marketing and business management. I love talking and working with people and I want to genuinely help others. I believe 100% that God placed me in that position with that Real Estate Company for a reason. He wanted me to see it’s potential and help me realize that this profession is truly right for me. And I know it is. Watching the Realtors succeed in finding their clients new home or selling one, and watching new Realtors blossom was amazing. I could hear new home owners scream in excitement once they found the news that yes, they will be owning their very own home soon!
I came into that position at that real estate company thinking that Realtors were just shinier and more expensive versions of a ‘cars salesman’ but what I saw was completely different. I saw realtors that would drive their clients to the hospital or doctors, I saw realtors that helped do garage sales, I saw realtors that helped repaint a whole house, I saw realtors that even stepped aside on a FSBO sale because their buyers couldn’t afford the commission and the FSBO (for sale by owner) wasn’t willing to pay a commission either and that realtor assisted the sale as a friend to the buyer with absolutely no commission for himself. These are the type of realtor I want to be. I want to genuinely help others find a home and I want my clients to think of me at any time they think of real estate. The Realtors I worked with cared about their clients, and that’s the kind of Realtor I want to be!
So here I am, humbling myself and asking for others to invest in me. If you know me, then you know how hard it is for me to ask anyone for help. I’m a pretty independant person and can be somewhat prideful. Things I’m working on! usually I am the one to help others. But in order to be successful in my new business, I’m reaching out to you. Yes, YOU! If you have read all the way to this point, then you must care. THAT means a lot to me by the way. Thank you so much!
Now I am asking you to click that ‘donate button’. You have no idea how much it would mean to me if you do. You’re investing in me, so that I may be able to do something I love.
So whats in it for you? Well thats a good question!! 1st, how about my phone # /email and having a Real Estate agent on call when you run into a real estate question. Everyone runs by a real estate question or problem eventually, so if you or a friend you know.. let me be that person to answer that question! 2nd. I know how if feels when you assist someone else and making their dreams come true. Feels good right? Help me make my dream come true. 3rd. Ever heard the saying that what you give is what you get? I truly believe that (whatever you may call it? Karma) you will get what you deserve. 4th. Paying it forward. I fully intend to reach out to others that have dreams like me. I already work hard in the community and help with those that are need, but I would like to one day help someone that wants to start their own business and I think in a few years I’ll definitely have the income to be able to do that!
Again, I’m putting myself out there. I hope that God may speak to your heart to donate, and if this page finds you in a time that you can’t donate, then please pray for me instead. Pray that this speaks to the heart of others and pray that God multiples their donations to reach my goals. Also, please pass and share this. I’m not afraid to share my dream with others.
One day, I will assist others in their dreams of owning a home and that will be in part because of you and your help and of course that you believe in me enough to help me out. If every one of my friends in facebook and real life donated just $10-$25. I will be more than on my way to achieving me dreams in real estate!
Please donate, please share:
Thanks so much 🙂