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Advice for the Rookie Realtor

Rookie needs 'heart-to-heart' with self

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Re: 'Rookie Realtor spouse speaks out' (May 10) Dear Rookie: I'm in the same boat as you are. I've been licensed for almost a year and half. Have not sold a house in that time. At first I thought it might be my training, so I got my GRI. Still no homes sold or listed. Maybe more training was needed, so I got my broker's license. Still nothing. Maybe residential was not my cup of tea, so I am trying commercial real estate. So far one lease and a whopping commission check of $384. Been working in a market just like yours. Houses selling like hotcakes. Tried marketing with hotline numbers, radio transmitter in front of my house (only got calls asking how much the house is selling for even though my script several times said the house is not for sale) and even tried advertising as one of those lowball commission agents. Still nothing. Has my relationship with my wife suffered? You bet. For our anniversary trip we went to Lake Tahoe and proceeded to spend the entire week, with only one d...