Some years ago when I had only been in the real estate business for a few years, a writer for the Reators' magazine called and wanted to interview me --- pontificate about how to succeed.
I remember being flattered that anyone would think a kid in a market the size of Galveston, Texas would have any thoughts or advice that could benefit others -- at least not advice they hadn't already heard from seasoned longtime Realtors.
I don't remember what I said. And while I'm confident I saved the magazine that had my comments in it, I'm afraid I would be embarrassed today -- 40 years later -- if I were to read my advice on how to make it to the big time.
The magazine has expanded that feature in recent years. It's an annual cover story, and the writer speaks to a handful of 30-ish real estate professionals from throughout the country. Most have been active for only a few years; none for as many as ten.
When I read those agents' thoughts, I wonder what they'll think about them when they revisit that issue ten years later. And then I wonder how many of them will still be Realtors in ten years.
BILL CHERRY, REALTORS
DALLAS - PARK CITIES