How much are you worth an hour?

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Have you ever stopped to consider how much you are worth an hour? Let's go through the steps together and I trust you will come to the conclusion that you should work less! I mean it ;) Stay with me here.....

220 work days of 8 hours each day in 1 year. $100,000 a year would equal $56.81/hour however I don't know about you but it's not true. You don't work a total of 8 hours in one day. Let's just say that 3 hours a day are TRULY working hours of productivity. 

220 work days of 3 hours each day. $100,000 a year would equal $151.51 an hour. 

So knowing that you are earning $151.51 an hour, let's reconsider the tasks that you do throughout the day. 

  • Driving
  • Shopping
  • Consulting 
  • Selling
  • Counseling 
  • Encouraging 
  • Researching 

Does it change the way you look at the tasks you HAVE TO DO? It should. 

I remember years ago, I sold Partylite candles as a candle consultant. I loved the work. I would have friends host a party and invite all their friends and co-workers and neighbors over for our candle party. I would come up with themed parties, call everyone to confirm the guest list, present the latest and greatest candles and scents then collect the orders. When it was all said and done, a "great sales night" could be anywhere from $2000-$3000 in sales which was great however when I stopped to think about the time, effort and energy I put into it, I wasn't making much an hour at all. I knew I had to find a way to work SMARTER not HARDER. 

That's when I came across the book "Life Makeovers" by Cheryl Richardson.  I loved this book because at the end of every chapter, there was a suggested reading list and take action type questions. I remember thinking I want to make an impact on peoples lives by being a real estate agent. But I was clueless. I had no degree, no formal education beyond some college... who would trust me? Where would I find training and mentoring that I desperately needed? 

I researched online and studied to get my real estate exam and never looked back. I have shared my story about real estate numerous places but this quick video sums up how I found a way to create 4 incomes streams. Check it out and let me know if you are ready to learn how? I am looking for others to mentor and train. Message me for more info. 

 

 

Ready to throw in the towel?

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You worked hard to get your license, don't give up so quick! You could opt in to the referral only program and bypass the fees. You can partner with an active agent and receive referral checks anywhere around the world! It's a great option you should consider before you give up. Contact me for more details.  Check this video out! 

Single Mom?

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I've been there. I will never forgot the day I had to go look at apartments alone. I had been living in a huge, big, beautiful house as a family and now it was time for me to face the reality of renting a small place for just me and the kids. Divorce sucks. I refused to believe that I was going to become a statistic. I chose LIFE instead of struggle. It was hard, I'm not gonna lie but I was determined to find other successful single moms to inspire me and I refused to believe the lie that everything would be a struggle. Until you're a single parent, you can't understand all that it involves. I want to help. 

I remember reading countless self help books and left feeling like I didn't have anyone I could confide in about finances or mindset struggles of a single mom. If that's you, I want to help.  I have learned to not only survive but THRIVE and fast forward a few years and I found a way to buy a place of my own, build a great business of my own and I want to help you do the same!  

Watch the video on the home page called "Rebecca Math" and then send me a message. I can't wait to hear from you. 

What Do You Want to Do When You Grow Up?

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I have no clue what my calling is! 

When I grow up I want to be a .........

What am I good at? 

What am I passionate about? 

Too many of us were told we had to specialize in a particular field and years later we are left feeling STUCK! We have ideas, dreams but we have no idea how to escape from the daily grind of work, bills, traffic, repeat. 

Contact us to schedule a confidential career visioning session to see what aspect of real estate you would enjoy most. 

Retire Out of Real Estate

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If you have your real estate license, you know the true definition of hard work. You know the grind. You understand the time, energy and compassion it takes to do your job well. What if you feel called to something more? What if you are bored and are ready to start a new adventure and don't know how to transition out? 

 Did you know that we have a real estate business acquisition specialist who can sit down with you and help you put together your exit strategy?

Click "contact us" for more info today and book you career visioning consultation. 

Oh Canada!

 
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Born and raised in Abbotsford BC, I always had BIG dreams to build an empire of some kind. Years later, here I am living in the Greater Seattle area and I'm expanding my worldwide network. I'm looking for likeminded individuals who are entrepreneurs, visionaries, hard working big dreamers! Have you ever considered a work from phone business opportunity?

We should talk! Email me and let's connect.

 

Tired of the Grind?

Untitled designDo you ever feel like you are living your life stuck in traffic? You spend hours of your day staring at brake lights, both real and metaphorical. You're working so hard, but for who?You are yearning for a life that puts you in the driver's seat of your future. Curious how real estate could help you.... There are many ways to utilize a Real Estate License that do not necessarily include working with buyers and sellers. Just get your license, hang it in our office, and refer people our way. We do all the work, you collect the referral check! What's a referral check? Come and listen to Rebecca explain at our next Career Tour or email her at rebeccad@kw.com

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Military Moms!!
 

Portable Career for Military Spouses

I recently posted a job for our rapidly growing team and I had a couple of conversations with some applicants and it brought to light something I had never thought about. As a military spouse, her resume was quite fragmented. Moving all over has it's benefits but it can leave your resume looking a little sketchy without an explanation.

Real Estate has opportunities that allow you to have a portable career. Once you get your real estate license in one state, you can refer business to other real estate agents around the world. So if you are looking for a career that can follow you no matter where you go, send me a message. I would be happy to share how real estate can provide a great career and multiple income streams.

Click get started today!

Do You Know Your Magic Number?

 
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For years I resisted a particular brand of agent talk. Maybe you avoid it too. It made me uncomfortable. It made me cringe. It was one of the three topics we're raised to believe aren't appropriate to discuss in polite company. Sales. Number of transactions closed. Which amounted in my mind to the same thing--money.

When I got my license, I can honestly say it felt like a calling. I didn’t have any real estate experience other than a bad home-buyer one. For me, real estate was about finding a way to serve. A way to make sure that, at least the clients who worked with me, would never have a bad experience. It was a way to minister in the marketplace, if you will.

I have trusted that the Lord would bring me amazing clients and he always did. But when people would ask me how many homes I had sold those first couple of years,  I would meekly say, "a lot."

One day at an agent conference, I ran into Brett Tanner. I went up to him to thank him for the classes he had taught and to tell him how much they impacted my business. He asked me how business was and I answered, "Great!" But honestly, I didn’t know whether it was great or not.

Because I truly did not know how many homes I had sold that year. Seems crazy to me now, but it's the truth. He could tell I was a bit embarrassed and he was so gracious about it. He told me that numbers were the language of our business.  And he asked me, "Are you willing to let it grow as big as it wants to grow?"

In that moment everything changed. What you measure improves, so I made a commitment to always know my numbers. I went back to my office and looked up my reports and I had sold 35 homes that year. That is actually a pretty great year, right?

That experience was followed-up with an epiphany in a business planning clinic (You should attend this class!) I had heard other agents talk about doubling their business from year to year, and I asked myself why I couldn't do the same. What was stopping me from seeing that kind of growth in my own business?

The answer was my actions and my mindset. So, I changed both.

In 2016 I set an ambitious goal of serving 77 families, and this was before I hired my own team. (I had a part time transaction coordinator) The actual number I closed that year was 60.. but I wasn’t disappointed, because that was so much higher than I'd ever aimed before.

Knowing my numbers meant that I could make decisions with confidence. Because I knew my numbers, I could dream big. So I did. One of my biggest dreams was to live on the water… not just have a peekaboo view--but actually own a waterfront home. Then through a series of crazy events, I bought my little cottage on the sound. A bank owned repo that was in need of some love. It had been on the market for months with no offers and in no time, it was mine.

Knowing my numbers and focusing on them in a healthy way gave me freedom to think and dream bigger. What are the big dreams for you?