Very quickly we learned that what we saw on HGTV is not actually how the industry operates, and a career change to real estate is not as easy as it seems.
We learned that agents are typically out there on their own. In addition to trying to help their clients buy or sell, they are also trying to run their own companies, most of the time with little to no support around them.
As a result, they turn to Facebook groups or online forums for intel and support. Either that or they change offices frequently because they feel lost and alone. Imagine if clients found out that their agents were relying on Facebook and Reddit for their legal matters? We shudder to think.
In our opinion, real estate school teaches you how to measure a property line and how not to get sued (too bad, anyway). It doesn’t prepare you for the real world of real estate.
That made us think: how could we eliminate the pain, confusion, frustration, and disorientation for ourselves? How could we elevate ourselves and those around us to a higher standard? How could we build something that would help agents understand the value in knowledge and experiences, not just, “what did that house sell for”?