How I Started In Real Estate
By Nathan Gesner, Broker / Property Manager
(American West Realty and Management)
How I Started In Real EstateI'm often asked how and why I got involved with real estate, particularly at the time I did. I thought it might be worth writing about rather than constantly answering the question.My father-in-law was a real estate agent in Cody, Wyoming. He always told me it was the best decision he ever made. I loved the idea of working for myself and thought I could be successful at it. He also helped me purchase my first investment property (that's another story) and got me excited about investing in real estate. I knew it was expensive to get started in real estate so I planned to work a "normal" job for five or six years until we saved up some money and were more established in the community. But after two years of working part-time jobs waaaaay below my skill level, I...