Well, that's about the biggest change. In June, I transitioned from my previous job in printing to studying for my real estate license.
In September, I got completed Kaplan's Colorado licensing course, passed the Real Estate Licensing exams (Colorado and National) went to work for the RE/MAX office a mile from my house and joined the Denver Metro Association of REALTORS. So much change!
I love it. It's a lot more work than I've ever done in my life, marketing myself and trying to get my business off the ground, but it is a lot less stressful that the print shop was. I finally feel like I am doing something that excites me and I can have a future in.
So, I've been licensed in the State of Colorado for almost 4 weeks, and right now it's about just getting my name out there. I'm using a referral program, plus some "boots on the ground" marketing strategies to get my business going. I don't have any listings yet, but I'm doing my first open house for another agent this weekend and have 4 or 5 people who'd like to work with me in the New Year. My problem isn't a lack of Marketing ideas, it's focusing in on one or two and being consistent with them.
So, wish me luck and let me know if you know of anyone moving to the Denver, Colorado area.