Wanted to share something From Forbes Magazine, please see below copied and pasted from a recent survey. They say we are in the happiest profession and times are a looking good 🙂

The happiest employees of all aren’t kindergarten teachers or veterinarians. They’re real estate agents. Professionals with this job title are typically responsible for renting, buying, or selling property for clients. According to the BLS, they study property listings, interview prospective clients, accompany clients to property site, discuss conditions of sale, and draw up real estate contracts. They make about $51,170 per year, on average—but top earning real estate agents rake in over $92,000.

With an index score of 4.26, real estate agents said they are more than satisfied with the control they have over the work they do on a daily basis. They’re also fairly content with their bosses.

“Real estate agents have definitely weathered quite a financial storm over the past few years but right now rates are between 2% and 3% and inventory is low, making it a real estate agents dream as new homes hit the market and are getting multiple offers in the first week,” Golledge says. “Right now, it is a seller’s market so the real estate agent’s cost of advertising and marketing is very low and commissions are high. Happy times.”

Please let me know if I can be of support to you with growing your listing inventory. I have primarily been a listing agent for the duration of my career referring most of my buyers to buyer agents. I can show you everything you need to know to build your listing inventory. I have personal coaching available and an 8 week course coming up. Please let me know if you would be interested in either.

Here is the course description and if you’re interested in personal coaching please email me at christycrouch@aol.com

I hope you are ON the court playing FULL out in your life and not on the bleachers watching the others day it. If I can do it, you can too and I want to help you get there 🙂

Here’s the course description:

Now What Do I Say, The Course!

One of the authors of the highly acclaimed Real Estate Objection Hander Book, Now What Do I Say?, Christy Crouch, will personally lead an 8 week course revealing all the techniques and secrets used by she and the other two authors to create the book.

Christy will reveal everything she does and uses to handle the objections she’s faced with in her daily business. She is still an active Realtor in VA and has sold 34 homes already this year, she sold 75 last year and coaches 40% of the time! Christy’s passion is teaching and sharing what’s she’s learned in the business over the last 24 years where she’s immersed herself in the business and in training and coaching to become the best of the best. She’s participated in closing thousands of transactions and has a TON of experience and expertise that she wants to share.

Christy sold 35 homes her very first year in the business in a brand new town where she didn’t know a soul, was six months pregnant with her first child living with her parents while waiting for her home to sell. She barely knew how to get to the grocery store and back. She moved in January and by that June she had 19 pendings! Christy sold 140 homes a year in the height of her career and was inducted into the RE/MAX Hall of Fame for her production.

If you are looking to take your business to the next level and want to discover the secrets to setting more appointments, take more listings, and closing more buyers while learning to confidently communicate with proven NLP language patterns and objection handling skills then you will undoubtedly want to sign up for this 8 week tele course with Christy.

If you have recently participated in her Expired & FSBO course then you’ve gotten a small taste of the language patterns, the role playing, and the objection handling that she’ll go much deeper into in this course.

The course will begin on Thursday May 23, 2013 and will run through Thursday July 11th. Each week’s call will be from 12:00-1:00 EST. The cost for this is $199 if you sign up before May 10th and $249 after.

This fee includes a free copy of the Now What Do I Say? Live Role Play audio where she and her other two authors demonstrate how to handle 12 of the most common objections we face in a live role play setting. This generally sells for $20.

Please sign up quickly as Christy is only allowing a certain number of spaces to allow for interaction with minimal background noise.
You can sign up on the website at www.yourethedifference.com by clicking on the products page and choosing Now What Do I Say, The course, or by emailing Christy at christycrouch@aol.com
Payments can be made on the website, over the phone with a credit card or by check via regular mail. If mailing a check please reference that it’s for the course and make payable to You’re The Difference, Inc. and mail to 5115 Bernard Drive Suite 110 Roanoke, VA 24018.

Christy Crouch is the co-founder of You’re The Difference Sales & Life Coaching, co-author of the highly acclaimed real estate objection handler book, Now What Do I Say? a collection of more than 400 answers to over 70 of the most common questions and objections faced in the real estate industry. She is still an active agent in Virginia, has participated in closing thousands of transactions in her career, was inducted in the RE/MAX Hall of Fame for her production. Christy is in the top 2.3% of her marketplace.