Could starting up your own agency be the worst decision of your life?
How many times have you thought, I could do this better, I could run my own estate and lettings agency, but I haven’t the money to get me going .. fine I say. That’s a big risk .. but you are only here once in this theme park called life. So why not play the long game? … You are only here once, so a couple of years is nothing on the whole scheme of things, is it?
The problem of starting your own estate/lettings agency isn’t being an estate/letting agent, its finding people who trust you to be THEIR estate agent or letting agent. So why cold start an agency with a millstone around your neck of a mortgage, rent for the shop, £1k a month portal charges etc etc …. you are leaching money whilst building up that trust.. and trust takes time. You hope the money doesn’t run out before time does!
But what if there was another way? Stay in your own job and build the trust up in YOU. It won’t cost you any money, just time … lots of time .. you just said you were in this game for the long term, didn’t you? Perhaps it’s better to commit to start at the shallow end and even if that is too much, the paddling pool…. Not the giant life changing, risk the house commitment, but a small commitment.
When you do a small thing, when you finish it, shine it, put it into the world, you’ve made something. You have committed and you have finished. Then you can do it again, but louder and a bit bigger.
It’s easy to be afraid of jumping in at the deep end, because, after all, the deep end is dangerous (as the Swimming Pool signs say)… and the fear is a safe way to do nothing at all. Paddling, on the other hand, gets you under the radar and it gives you a chance to begin. The hardest part of any journey is taking that first step…. that first step doesn’t need to be huge … but making it (no matter how small) is still the most important thing.
Now, what is it that I am suggesting that is simple, easy and will enable you to make the first step? If you are serious, I will tell you. I don’t want anything in return, I am happy to help you because people have helped me in the past.
If you are someone who has always wanted to open your letting or estate agency and is prepared to play the long game, I will help you and tell you what you need to do. I warn you, it’s a slow old process. It won’t cost you one penny apart from your time …
So what is it? Reading and Watching .. that’s all
Here is a blog with hundreds of articles on setting up an estate and lettings agency .. http://how-to-grow-your-lettings-agency.blogspot.co.uk
Watch some videos … Christopher’s Youtube Channel
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