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Real Estate Business Update! Putting in On Hold. :(
By Happy REIT Investor  •  September 7, 2023
I have decided to put my real estate business partially on hold. I'll continue to work with my existing clients to assist them with their property purchase, but will not spend any more money on marketing.
  1. Business is adversely impacted by the rising interest rates. Advertisement cost has ballooned by at least 3x compared to a year ago. As a newbie, I am unable to compete with the seasoned realtors who are spending more than 30k per year, and can go up to 6 figures. It doesn't make sense for me to swim against the tide for now.

  2. I have new found respect for realtors. The job is not as easy as what most people think it is. The work hours are also not as "flexible" as what most people think. Work hours are normally during holidays , weekends and after office/school hours. So are courses, seminars and networking sessions and you normally have to yield to the clients.

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By Happy REIT Investor
A father on career break ( or career suicide) so he can spend more time with the kids and also to refocus his life and career. Random musings ( investment, kids, current affairs, TV shows and what not) of his everyday life as a "full time parent" depending on his passive income to pay for his part of expenses at home. Fortunate to have a very supportive wife ( who by the way prefers me to be at home all the time than to travel for work all the time) and 2 cute kids.

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