New guy checking in from Central Florida (not far from the Disney area).
I’ve been in and around real-estate for a long time, I remember helping my Dad fix up rental units from when I was 8 or 9 years old.Through the years I’ve bought, fixed, and flipped homes, owned rental units, and even built my own house from the ground up…I really am happiest when I’m working on a house or thinking about how to make money in real-estate.
Professionally, I work in the facilities department of a mid size hospital where I’m responsible for Safety/Security, and Emergency Management. In the past I’ve worked (in descending order) as a paramedic, educator, low voltage contractor, electrician, carpenter, and as a technician with the police department. My current job has led me to a bachelors degree and more recently to an MBA.
I’m at a point where any future professional growth is increasingly subject to an ever shrinking circle of influences. Basically I can look forward to working really hard and maybe seeing a meaningful promotion at some vague point in the future. I also consider myself terribly underpaid (don’t we all?). I’m actually looking for an opportunity to take a more active role in my own future. I ran my contracting business into the ground a decade ago…but I’m older and hopefully wiser now. This has a ll led me to home inspecting, and in looking for education for the required state license I stumbled upon this forum (I also don’t think forums like this existed when I drove that first business into the ground).
I’m really excited to be starting the 120 hour course and I’m looking forward to passing the exam. I hope to also use the time to really hone the business plan. I’m very open to input and constructive criticism. I posted some concerns in this thread http://www.nachi.org/forum/f11/marketing-and-new-business-103588/index2.html#post1367134 I need to build the whole package…but I’m most concerned about attracting and building that initial business, so any input there is most welcome.
Thanks to all the contributors, there is so much great info I’m wading through…and of course thanks to the site owners for providing this extraordinary content and venue.