By Drew Burks
Breaking News …
OK, this is hardly breaking news, but after 10 years in the real estate game this may come as a shock to a few people. To be honest, it kind of shocked me that I am actually throwing in the towel!
The past couple of years I have come to understand that my purpose in life is not to help people buy and sell homes, but I think I always knew this. The real eye opener came when I realized that my life purpose was not to help REALTORS® find a way to be more successful, because I truly believed that was my life’s mission.
The good news is that I now see clearly, what my life’s purpose is. But that is another blog post, you can read it on my blog: Drew Burks. Right now I want to explain why I am officially quitting real estate and what I mean when I say quit real estate.
I quit being a “REALTOR®” and being a “real estate broker for licensed salespersons.”
I will continue paying my REALTOR® dues, volunteering my time for the San Diego REALTOR® Association and possibly NAR. I have created a strategic partnership with three San Diego REALTOR® teams to develop online lead generation funnels in exchange for a referral fee on closed deals.
OK, so now that you have a clear understanding of what I mean when I say I quit real estate, let me tell you why I quit …
I closed a short sale transaction early January 2011 with awesome buyer clients. My clients were referred to me from one of my favorite past clients. I worked with these new buyers for more than a year, showed them close to 200 homes, and finally …
… they found a house they really loved AND of course it was a short sale! But this wasn’t really the problem or what made me throw in the towel. The two primary reasons I quit are:
1. The realization of just how little control a REALTOR® has when it comes right down to it. More on this shortly. Continue reading »