Friday, July 31, 2009

Doing Cartwheels of Joy

So things are going good so far with the home biz. I was so afraid, but it turns out that it was perfect timing. I closed 7 deals this month making 50% more then I was at that corporate BS.. and for August, if everything goes right, I will be making almost three times as much. I couldn't have even tried to do all this while pretending that I was working fully on my own from a corporate office. Cool thing is that I only have to close 5 deals a month to equal what I was making at the corporate crap. And there I was working 40 - 50 deals.. Jerks!!! They always say.. you don't make the big bucks working for someone else. Of course, I have to convince Matt to quit spending all of it. Which is the whole reason that we can't afford to go anywhere.

God works in mysterious ways.... Amazing that when you believe he will always take care of you.. it just happens!!!

Scary thing is, that most people buy homes in the summer, so that they don't have to relocate their kids during the school year. Home buying really drops off after September thru April, so I am kind of worried. Any ideas on how to get more business other then advertising to Realtor's on Craigslist, Facebook and referral would be so much appreciated. I can't let this feeling of Liberation end!! LOL.

I know its wrong, but I am not officially making any money, as all is going under Matt's name, so I have an unemployment interview on Monday.. and I am freaked out. (heck, I have paid into it for 30 years now, I deserve it) Heck, if these illegal immigrants can get all the benefits who paid nothing into it.. I know I deserve it!!!

The company did ask me to quit voluntarily and didn't deny me the benefit, so I am going to work it.. Voluntary resignation qualifies. I just hope that I can convince the Unemployment Department.

I am sad to say this, but I haven't been this happy with life since I was 9 or 10 and didn't know any better.

So, I wanted to post a pic of a visitor that we had in our home office the other day, but it wouldn't download.. A carrier pigeon with a string decided to fly in and of course took his little poopie on the floor. Luckily, Emily was upstairs or she would have caught it and ripped it too shreds. It was a sweet gift of the unexpected.

Wish that I had more interesting things to post about, but the life these days in a little boring and to normal..

Love and miss you all!!!!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

I Just Can't Take It Anymore.. I Am Done With It All!!!!

So as most of you know, Matt and I Incorporated about a year ago and started our own home business, providing the service that we have been doing for Corporate America.

Last Thursday, I called and left a voice message that I just couldn't do it anymore and that I was done. I basically took the plunge and quit my job. The good news is that I have been a valuable employee, so my Vice President told me that even though I quit my job with no notice, they would not deny me unemployment benefits. I just need to tell EDD that I left via Voluntary Resignation. Which after the message I left that night, was my only choice.. They were basically asking me to leave. She also was kind enough to let me know that we are all leaving on good terms and would not hesitate to give me a good referral if I did decided to get a Part Time or another full time job.. GOOD NEWS!!!

In the office that I was working at Downtown before they closed it down, I was my own person. Then I was moved to an office that I hated and was made to Assist to too many others [5 to be exact] I just couldn't take it anymore. Not to mention that the boss at my main office was very disrespectful of me and we both couldn't stand each other to begin with.

So I called, quit and I am now working from home full time. Of course, I am a bit worried, but yesterday, two brokers/owners of real estate companies called me out of the blue to give me two new files. One was a referral from another agent and the other found us off of our website. At $395 a file, I will be making way much more then at the stupid corporate BS. Hell.. Just 5 files a month pays me the same as at that corporate crap.. And the kicker is, that at corporate I was working on 40-60 files at the two offices.. Now how messed up is that... Who was making the money here!!!!!???????????

Its true what they say.. You don't make money working for others. I know that I will provide a valuable service to these brokers, and from there, hopefully the referrals will just keep a coming...

It is so liberating to be able to wake up at 8:30ish.. take the dog for a walk.. be able to take her for car rides, to deliver files or just run errands. She has been very depressed since Bryce passed away in December. It is just nice to run your own life finally.. My ultimate goal is to have 15 files a month.

Matt decided, now that I am home working on files from home full time, that he would slowly give me his files as well, so that he can focus on selling homes full time. He now has two sales in escrow and one Listing of his own.. Things are looking so bright that I don't know how to act!!! I have deserved to have this for so long.

Before I left the corporate life, I would work on files at night after work and be working until 9 or 10pm at night. Now I don't have to do that unless I choose to.. and even then, I know that it doesn't matter. I don't have to get up early to slum my butt to a job I can't stand.... I can get up when I want and still get the job done.

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh... sigh of relief... God will see to it that we are taken care of.