I can't make up my mind...
Sunday, January 23, 2011
I'm going to back up a little to give some history.
When we moved here we had a fantastic realtor, that we've continued to keep in touch with and have become friends.
In June, John (realtor), approached me about helping to get his property management company up and running. I was pretty much going to start out by helping with his marketing and DH was going to also help him with his website. And of course this was all pretty much free, to help him get his business up and running and I was going to become my own property manager while also doing apartment locating.
After a few months, I really started to wonder if I really even wanted to be a property manager. Just didn't seem to be something I'd enjoy. But, I did help a nice couple that had recently been through a foreclosure find an apartment. That was really rewarding. We'll then they recommended me to someone. He was a pain in the ass, to be honest. He wanted something really cheap with high end features... don't we all. He was pretty persistent with the wanting of BRAND NEW KITCHEN APPLIANCES... I so bad wanted to tell him to buy a home and buy his appliances. Anyways. He also really wanted me to meet him at the apartment. I wasn't thrilled with the idea, but it comes with the territory. But, he cancelled on me twice and his job wouldn't allow him to meet with me, blah, blah, blah. Didn't hear from him for about a month.
In the mean time, I found out that you actually need to have your realtor's licence to be an apartment locator. Great... thanks for letting me know, John! I went to a career night at a real estate school here in town and got some good info. It's not hard to become a realtor, but it is kind of expensive. About $700 or so. So, I was planning on going to school when I got back from KS. Also, John approached me about working at our new offices. They wouldn't be able to pay me (of course) but he was going to see if he could get the rest of the partners to offer me a piece (small piece) of the pie. A percentage of the income if you will. Keep in mind, I live on the far, far NE side and the office is off by Dave & Busters. Not close!
So, I've been thinking about that, and then last week when I was in KS, I get this text from the apartment guy
"Hey if ur single and lookin to hang out gimme a call :)" It kinda made me laugh. I replied "Thanks, but I'm happily married" and then asked if he had gotten the apartment. He said yes. I specifically asked him to let me know if he got into the apartment in Dec... ugh! To get paid, I need a copy of the lease that states that he used our company to find the apartment. So, I asked him to fax that, he said sure, no prob.
Well, I haven't gotten the lease so I sent him a msg tonight and asked if he'd had a chance to fax the lease... this is what I get back:
"Faxing someone my lease with every piece of info including my social to someone i dnt even know....thats kinda sketchy im sorry but If you wan t something new and fresh and need a guy for the night gimme a shout :)"
SERIOUSLY???? Ok, I can understand that he don't want to send all that info, but really??? If I want something new and fresh and need a guy for the night???? W T F.
So, now I don't know what I want to do. RIGHT NOW, I don't want to do the real estate thing at all... but I know that's my pissed off/ freaked out emotions talking. And I know (I HOPE) that this doesn't happen too much... right????
Any words of encouragement or advice would be greatly appreciated.
I should state, that while extra income would be nice and certainly helpful, it's not a must. But, I don't want to drive half across town to work with no money to even cover my gas expenses. Ya know?