Unemployed and working hard

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Unemployed and working hard

In I received my real estate license and then a broker license in in Hawaii. Each day of those 34 years, I awake looking for a job. I am terminally unemployed.

Does this bother me? Not in the least. My future and income, together with the future of my children and wife, depends on whether I want to go out and find a job that day. Maui is a very tough place to find a job that pays enough to own a home, buy and insure a car, and pay tuition for private schools and college.

Very few jobs pay enough to do these things. I see doctors, lawyers, engineers, dentists, all struggling to do these things on their earnings.

Unemployed and working hard

Often their spouses have to work as well to ensure that they are able to provide for their families. During the peaks in the Maui real estate market, andyou could make a lot of money just having a real estate license and being busy sitting open houses, sitting in real estate offices, and waiting for buyers and sellers to walk in the door, and by running glossy ads in magazines touting either your pretty face or your Million Dollar Club credentials.

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Agents now face competition we have never seen before. Print advertising makes up a very small percentage of our budgets because buyers want current, up to date information that is hard to get in print.

Open houses still work well, but almost every buyer now has an agent they have met on the internet representing them. Buyers that choose an agent, now call the agent and give them the Multiple Listing MLS numbers they want to see.

On top of all of this, national sites such as Trulia, Zillow, and many other 3rd party sites are taking real estate MLS data, repackaging it and re-selling it to the public in order generate income from their services.

How has all of this changed the real estate business? We now use a 13 page contract, sometimes more, prepare it and sign it electronically and send it via e-mail. Faxes are now technically obsolete and when did you last use a pay phone?

Interestingly enough though, the business is still the same, it is just how you deliver it. Real estate is and has always been a people business. The real estate part is usually easy; you take a listing, check permits and title, get a survey, check covenants and zoning and you usually know what you have to sell or represent your buyer to purchase.

People are the tough part. Some just want numbers and data. Others want to know about all the neighbors and fun things to do. Some want all of the information, right now. You have to be able to understand what their needs are; after all, they are writing your pay check today if you can get them what they want and need.

Speaking of delivery, be sure to check our initial launch of our new website. It has been very tough some years, I have to admit. In and 83, I painted over condos and houses and sold time shares 3 days a week.

InI had a sawmill on the Big Island for a year, then sold it and started a video store inthen finally came to the realization that I really liked real estate more than anything else. Why is All of This Important? It illustrates how a lack of full-time commitment in the tough times in real estate sets you back when the market starts to take off.

I had no base to start with in and only a handful of prior clients to work with. The best agents bear down the hardest, work the hardest, when the market is tough.

This is what I started too. They keep getting listings, because there is always a buyer at the right price.

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They continue to work with buyers, coach them, help them plan and save. One buyer took me 8 years to find a home for. I just closed a listing that I worked on for 14 years. Sometimes you only end up making 4 cents an hour or actually losing money.Unemployment Statistics Don’t Take Into Account People Who Have Given Up on Finding a Job Why are over 94 million working-age adults not looking for jobs?

By Michelle Chen Twitter. The cold, hard reality of the matter is that there are millions of hard working Americans that have been sitting at home for years hoping that a new job will come along. Back in , approximately 10 percent of all unemployed Americans had been out of work for one year or longer.

On the other hand, if you think this "unemployed" individual deserves the right to live without working, then might I suggest that *YOU* put *YOUR* money where *YOUR* mouth is and *YOU* support.

Here are a few tips for handling the awkward “I’m actually unemployed” talk so you can keep dating while you’re unemployed: 1.

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Discover What You’re Passionate About or how hiring folks just don’t “get you,” focus on what’s working. giving your total work history will give the impression that you’re trying too hard.

• coping when your spouse is unemployed Also, the following is an insightful article, written by Sheila Wray Gregoire, in a Question/Answer format, posted on .

Working Hard Drinking Hard is an ethnography written by Adrienne Pine who is an Anthropologist that focused her research work based out of Honduras and it took place from Honduras is a country located in Central America neighbouring to Nicaragua and Guatemala.

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