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    I totally understand my friend...I guess I was just looking at the money. And it's good that you told me this so I can warn my friend who is currently taking courses to become a real estate agent lol. But it's okay man this is life for you, just stay patient and pray for the best in the next life (That's my theory incase u don't believe in it)

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    Oh, I'm a believer! I have The Savior's Ministry in my signature. haha

    Well, just like any business, it's not always for everyone. Who knows, maybe your friend will really enjoy it. Though, most people are out of the real estate business. Here's what my instructor told my class of 50 back in 2005: "Look around at everyone in this room. 80% of you won't be in the real estate business 1 year from today. Now the 20% who do make it the first year, 90% of you won't be in this business two years from today." Guess what... that only leaves, gulp, one person! And it's funny, because I have a friend I met in the class who is still an agent. He's also an auctioneer.
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    I can't speak for how realtors are trained in Ohio, but I took the first level, of 3, of training in Ontario. What a joke. It was primarily about defending their role in the real estate markets. Most agents broker sales because they happen to be the next one up on the list when a prospect comes in the door. Take Toronto and Vancouver out of the calculation for real estate values and I can almost guarantee that, except for certain pockets (Kitchener to Thamesford come to mind $30K+ for an acre of farmland that rents annually for $600/acre), real estate values are either stagnant or declining.

    @ OP, real estate, like every other business, is about marketing. Look at Frank Leo in the GTA. His adds are everywhere. I'm an hour and a half west of you and still hear his adds.

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    The training we get is basically the laws and that's about it. They throw you in to let you sink or swim. The first time I was in real estate I got three listings but then within 6 months I was out of the business because... who knew you actually had to sell something to get paid?! ha My second time around I worked with a top agent, so I actually learned the "real" ropes to the business and got to test out marketing.
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