Help me out…
In September last year, I sent out this message, which was a public declaration of one of my goals… To get my California Real Estate License.
The reason I committed to this goal publicly, was so everyone could hold me accountable, and encourage me if I fall behind or think about quitting.
Well, today is the day I need your help. I need a kick in the ass.
I don’t usually give up on my goals without good reason, so let me first explain my situation and why I’m considering quitting.
- I’ve completed all my mandatory course work. 150+ hours of study, passed all quizzes and lesson exams, etc.
- I’ve paid $460 so far in costs, including pre-paid state exam and license fee.
- I’m officially cleared to sit the in-person State Exam. Just need to schedule it, BUT…
- Due to covid shutdowns, in-person exams have been suspended until further notice in Los Angeles. (I just learned I could drive to Fresno to take the exam where the offices just re-opened)
Here are the reasons I’m thinking about giving up and cutting my losses:
- I’ve forgotten most of the material. I’d probably need to sink another 80+ hours in study, and take a weekend bootcamp training ($150) to confidently pass the state exam.
- I’ve somehow stumbled into a new job already (not in the real estate field), which I am really enjoying.
- I could always stop now and pick it back up later in life, there is no rush to finish.
- Tbh, I’ve lost interest and momentum in real estate. I’m just not as excited about it anymore.
Reasons I should probably stop being a baby and keep moving forward:
- I’m at the finish line. It’s dumb to quit when I’m at step 9 out of 10, no matter how hard it is.
- If I get licensed, it’s valid for 4 years. Although I’m not interested in RE now, I could be in a few years time.
- Even if I helped 1 friend buy or sell a home in California, I could save them 10’s of thousands of dollars in commissions. Or, I could make that money in commissions.
- Never hurts to have more certifications and options in life (which I kind of why i wanted the license to begin with).
So there you have it.
Tell me I’m nuts. Tell me not to quit. Pease tell me you’ve been in a situation like this and you struggled too?
Cooper has been zero help with this decision.