June 3rd, the Day before Independence day is now one of the most important days in my life. It ranks up there with the birth of my son, my wedding anniversary, and the birthdays of all my family and friends.
You see, when I woke up that Tuesday morning, I followed my usual routine – let the dogs out, start the coffee, and start up the computer to check my emails overnight.
My inbox doesn’t stop at night, it just slows down a little. Most nights I get a couple of dozen messages – a few personal notes from my friends across the country, and around the world, some advertisements from my favorite companies, a little bit of spam, and some messages from my clients who stay up way too late at night.
But that morning was different. There was a message from TREC – the Texas Real Estate Commission. As soon as I saw that one, I immediately clicked into it, and began to read:
Attached is important information from the Texas Real Estate Commission (TREC)
or Texas Appraiser Licensing & Certification Board (TALCB).
Please read this information carefully. Failure to maintain or renew
your license could result in additional fees, penalties, or expiration of your
And then, attached as a PDF was the information I had been waiting so long to hear.
I was now officially licensed as a Real Estate Agent in the State of Texas.
The journey had been a long one – you can read about here – so I won’t recount it all. In fact, this post will be my last one in the Real Estate School series for a while. I know I’ll have to take some continuing education, but for now I get to jump in, and start to help people like you!
For most new agents the next step is to pick out a Brokerage. You see, in Texas, you can’t just be a lone Agent. You need to be sponsored by an established brokerage, and for the last several months I’ve been interviewing different companies. Some were small boutique agencies, others were groups that specialized in modern homes. I even looked into some of the really big, national Real Estate Agencies.
In the end I found the perfect fit – JB Goodwin. But that’s another story for another day – stay tuned, and come back tomorrow to read all about it!