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Rookie Realtor revels in first home sale

Begs publisher to replace 'bug-eyed' agent caricature

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Last week, I wrote that I had closed my first home sale after spending 10 months in the real estate business. I realize, of course, that completing my first sale doesn't exactly make me the Donald Trump of Realtors. I've still got a lot of learning to do and many sales to make before I become a top-producer. Order "The Rookie's Toolkit" But I'd like to think that closing my first deal gives me at least a little bit of leverage with Inman News, which publishes this column. Join RookieTalk! Don't get me wrong: I'm not asking for more money, or a contract extension, or anything else of monetary value. All I want is for Inman News to change that #?!$!# cartoon character that runs beside each of my columns. You know the picture that I'm talking about: It's that caricature of a short, bug-eyed Realtor who's clutching a "For-Sale" sign in a four-fingered left hand. The agent's hair is a rather shocking shade of blue. And to top it all off, there's a nose that sort of looks like a ma...