Here’s the real story behind how I got my real estate license. Many people have heard the stories that I was a commercial airline pilot.
So how does a person go from a commercial airline pilot career to a real estate agent?
In 2007 I was a pilot flying international cargo for a company called Focus Air Cargo. We flew around the world from Hong Kong to Paris, Anchorage to Seoul, Korea, and everywhere in-between. It was a great career and I was just getting started.
The problem was that airlines started losing money, and they laid me off. At that time, I lived in Wenatchee because my wife was working at Wenatchee High School. There I was, laid off in Wenatchee with nothing to do. I was unemployed and I wasn’t employable.
Eventually, they hired me back, and I was back in the air. Unfortunately, it wasn’t too long before I started hearing rumors that I was most likely going to get laid off again because the airline was losing money.
I was scared because I had nothing to fall back on except for a commercial airline pilot’s license. And to get another job as a pilot I might have to leave Wenatchee. I had to do something.
That is when I made a life-changing decision.
During a layover in Bangkok, Thailand I went online and signed up for an online real estate course. My thought process at the time was that even if I continue flying, which I wanted to do, I can invest in real estate on the side. If anything, I would learn something new.
So I signed up. At that time the course was only 60 hours of training to get your license. These days it’s 90 hours to get your license. Which is not bad, you can do it online at your own pace.
Long story short, I got laid off and then I got laid off again for the third time! That was the final straw, I wasn’t going back.
In March 2008 I got into real estate. I was thankful that I took that online course the previous year and I had something to fall back on. Fast forward to 2022, my career in real estate has filled my life with wonderful opportunities and has provided so much for my family. Getting a real estate license was one of the best decisions I have ever made.
If you are in a similar situation and looking for something to fall back on, or if you think real estate would be a great career for you, send me an email, Nick@NickMcLean.com and I will share with you the best way to get a real estate license. The top three websites where you can get your real estate license. And I’m also going to share with you how our team helps future agents become successful from any career, any background, and at any age. You can do it.
People at our company from various backgrounds have found massive success. We have engineers, nurses, teachers, construction workers, and salespeople that have transferred over into real estate and have done an amazing job helping our clients.
Don’t become an agent just for the income. The best agents are fascinated with real estate and enjoy helping people reach their goals. If this sounds like you, email Nick@NickMcLean.com to start your real estate career today!
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