Sunday, June 14, 2020

Ten Years on 'My Search for a Home'

I started this blog on June 14th 2010.

It has been 10 years since then, and the blog is nearing the 200 blog posts mark.

When I first started this blog I was living in downtown Toronto and feeling rather unhappy with the size of my small apartment.

Now I am married, living in the neighbourhood of Leaside, and my wife and I have a son together. We are also discussing getting a new place in January 2021.

My wife has even been pushing me to become a real estate agent or broker. She feels that I am a "people person" and would be good at it. I am not so sure that I would be good at it because I don't believe in "pushing people" into buying something that they might not want. Maybe that is just my impression of real estate agents/brokers are sometimes pushy people, but I don't want to be that type of person.

I even consulted with a friend at Royal LePage on the subject of me becoming a real estate broker and he was against the idea, saying it is very difficult to get into the business and highly competitive.

Still despite his objection I haven't given up on the idea of that becoming a possibility. My Aunt Edna was a real estate broker in Sudbury for many decades, and she was hardly a people person. Talkative yes, but she had a problematic personality. So if she could do it then it is entirely possible I might take the leap and get into this.

If I did become a real estate broker it would mean I would need to clean up this website and turn it into a more business oriented machine to help me sell homes. Or maybe I could specialize in selling condos.

Being a real estate agent might also allow me the spare time to work on my writing career (if you like fantasy books check me out on Amazon).

For the past 11 years my main occupation has been teaching archery in Toronto. Supplementing that has been my writing and advertising businesses. But I am getting older and I have a hunch I won't be able to teach archery forever. In many respects archery

So what do you think folks?

Should I try to become a real estate agent or broker? Leave a comment below on whether you think I should at least try and see what happens.

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