Get all the education you can! - Posted by SusanL.–FL
Posted by SusanL.–FL on June 15, 2000 at 08:16:42:
Actually, I think it is a VERY smart move! Like John B. said, you will learn the rules and regs. (state laws etc.) Skip the exam, because in time, it could become a ‘hindrance’ to you in the investment world. (conflict of interest, etc.)
I took the realtor’s exam in Philadelphia (in 1976 or thereabouts) and got my licence; HOWEVER! I let it lapse.
The information was invaluable! As a matter of fact, I would LOVE to get my hands on one of those books for Florida (WITHOUT having to take the course).
A lot of the ‘stuff’ in the exam book is pretty r.e. ‘general’. Several weeks ago I was able to pass along some information that was in my Pa. exam book to my ‘backyard’ neighbor, who is STILL feuding (with another) over an access road to their respective properties.
Something that stuck in my mind from that class–after all these years…
The fellow who was teaching the course thought that he was a ‘hot shot’ realtor. Here is a ‘tip’ that he passed along to the class that I never forgot. (The ‘mentality’ of it STILL makes me smile–and shake my head…)
He said that if you go to a customer’s house in the hopes of having them sign contracts (to buy or sell their home), they will probably offer you a drink while you are there. TAKE IT and be sure to SIP it SLOWLY…
He said if they DON’T want to sign the papers, they WON’T offer you a refill but if your glass is STILL half full, they CAN’T ask you to leave. (Wanna bet? That SURE wouldn’t work in MY house. I wear lead boots!)
He thought it was a pretty good ‘stalling’ technique so that he could continue to ‘work’ on them and wear them down.
I’m shaking my head again…