The reason why I piu my first deal last year...should have taken #ContinuingProfessionalDevelopment
courses earlier, but you can't carry it forward.
I'm really thankful for the opportunity Uncle J gave me. I got the lead at #BishanNorthMarket
wearing singlet and shorts, with green hair.
I did about 5 viewings, handled the negotiations without any help from my upline. Ironically, Uncle J taught me how to handle viewings and we made a good team negotiating with the cobroke, who guided me along the way too. When I did eventually call my upline for assistance, instead of offering solutions, I was scolded for making a mistake in the first place.
That was when I made the rash decision to end the working relationship. I just don't like being scolded. I think it's a #millennial
So now here I am. All alone. Now I know why agents work in groups. It's near impossible to get this thing started alone, especially when you are new.
And my group was actually very nice to me, considering my work ethic (or lack thereof) at that point of time.
Except for that auntie from another agency (I think, it was kind of a blur) whom I met during a dinner. She made snide remarks about a mistake I made during my very first viewing. It was a rental and I handled that alone too. And she chided, "没有 agent 的样。" Thankfully Uncle J isn't as superficial as she is and let me have the opportunity. I remember the joy of actually getting my first offer. However, we couldn't accept the cheque for another 7 days as I made the mistake of not reminding the seller to endorse the checklist. The buyer pulled out eventually citing personal reasons. Luckily, Uncle J didn't blame me for losing that $1k.
I remember the flat had a giant Snorlax and the buyer's little girl was having fun sitting on it...I was so happy as I thought I had helped her find a new home. I think this sense of accomplishment is what keeps people going in the business. Without that positive experience, I probably would just give this up. Thank you Uncle J.
And nope, I didn't have to "high-5" anyone during any of the viewings. Or maybe that's the reason none of them closed?