So you’re considering a career change, then why not Real Estate? Let me tell you why I, Yuri V Flores, got into this business. I’ve been in Miami real estate now almost 17 years from the moment of writing this blog. I have always had a passion for sales itself. Moved from business to business, until I ended up working in accounting for 5 years. I must tell you though, although I give a lot of thanks to that Company for giving me an opportunity.
My decision to leave it was the day I asked if I can have the opportunity to join the Sales Department. I was basically told the following; ‘sorry family only’. That’s the moment I realized it’s time to make that leap that I have always wanted. No longer did I want to work for others, but it was time to build my business, and make it successful.
I remember my neighbor at the time who was our Real Estate agent, talking to me about the business. It intrigued me so I decided, this is the right place, right time to be having this conversation. I made that leap. I tell you though it wasn’t easy. The real estate school I attended really didn’t prepare me, for what is to happen after you get your license. So I looked to that neighbor who I felt would take me under his wing. Unfortunately, that also turned out to not pan out, even after joining his Real Estate company which at the time was the largest organization in the world. I felt lost, confused, asking myself did I make the right decision.
Many will talk about the ups, downs, and depression about real estate. Well I’m here to tell you they do exist. It took almost 8 months to make that first check. Back in the days agents would guard what they call “their secrets” so there was not much help. Just a few here and there which I thank. So you may ask yourself why go through with it.
I will fall down and get back up always I told myself. I will not go back to work for anyone I kept telling myself. So even through the real estate crash, I kept on and kept on. Building my business, but most importantly building my brand. I finally realized, that the business is not about sales, but about your name, your brand, and marketing to all you can in ways others may not have done yet.
Check out one of my first ever videos (Disclosure, I covered up the logo once I moved to my 2nd company which was KW, where I remained another 8 years):
Back to the question in the title. I gave you a quick excerpt to show you where I began and how hard it was to get going, in order to better understand that this business is not easy. As long as you keep reminding yourself why you’re making the leap. Understand your big why? your motivation? and push yourself to success, because just as the old saying said, “if you build it, they will come…” Let me tell you a bit about how my came.
After so much sweat and tears, I not only own and manage my own firm called The RE Society, LLC., but I am also the owner/instructor of The Society Real Estate School, LLC., and now recently my fiancé Isabel Diaz and I launched Florida Real Estate Tutor . We now manage over 35 agents and growing in less than 1.5 years. We have had over 1200+ students of Real Estate pass through our doors. This is what this career has built for us. There was a time I asked another to give me the opportunity to grow in their company and was denied.
Now I own 3 companies. This is why Real Estate was the right choice for me. It has allowed me to take trips, have time for my family, be there for my family and create new dreams for many more. This gave me a reason to wake up day in day out. My passion for it only grows stronger. I now make sure that all my students know and expect more as they leave my school. I make it a point that they will never go through what I went through, if they give me that opportunity.
So I leave you with this. If after reading this blog you’re still considering a career change, and you want to look into Real Estate?, check us out, or just call me and join The RE Society Family.