My name is Ken Tracy. I am a real estate agent with RE/MAX Action. And I am a horrible realtor.
The story begins with the day I passed my licensing exam in October 2005. I was as bright eyed and bushy tailed as they come. I was going to knock the cover off the ball.
I had just read the book, "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Success as a Real Estate Agent" written by Marilyn Sullivan. A very good book by the way.
I signed on with RE/MAX. Nobody sells more homes than RE/MAX, right? Somebody should have explained how expensive it can be to pay to work. Desk fees. Gas. Signs. Lockboxes. Realtor dues. Without any income.
Since then, I have sold my car, sold my home, had a beautiful little girl named Erin, moved twice, and finished off what was already a declining credit rating.
I am honest, hardworking, and fair.
I have knocked on doors, hung flyers, held countless open houses, sent mailers, joined a gym, spoke with countless people, made thousands of calls and sent millions of emails.
I have gone to real estate training classes. I thought Floyd Wickman's was OK. Countless office meetings.
Hours upon hours upon hours of busy work. Tinkered with my website www.kensfeaturedhomes.com.
Started Blogging (Thanks Active Rain!).
My total commission in two and a half years has been $94,000. I might get half of that.
And the strange thing is, I still love my job.