Friday, February 27, 2009

I Passed!

Well, I got my real estate exam results back today, and I passed the course! Whew! I did not want to have to take that class again, which is what I would have had to do if I hadn't passed the first time.

My NAIPT clients are thrilled with the news!

So now it's on to the NC State exam. I think I'll take a few weeks off before I tackle that one, so I've scheduled it for April 8.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Exam Time

I told you I'd keep you up to date on my progress in real estate school.

Getting back in the habit of studying has been the most interesting part. Boy, am I out of practice! I find myself studying every night and every weekend.

But I am learning a lot and have lots of new ideas to share with my NAIPT client as a result of the course. So it's been well worth it.

Final exam is February 25th. I have to pass this class exam in order to sit for the NC State exam. I figure I've gone this far, so I might as well get my broker's license!

Back to the books....

Monday, February 2, 2009

A Big Birthday

One of the things I've read recently in the trade press is, despite the downturn in the economy, people will still spend money on their pets. It seems to be a recession-proof category! It is estimated that US pet owners spent approximately $36 billion on their pets last year, quite an increase from 1994 when annual pet expenditures in the US were $17 billion.

And I'm certainly doing my part to contribute to that figure!

My miniature chocolate brown poodle, McKenzie turned 10 years old yesterday. He is the love of my life, to put it mildly. And we are so lucky that he's in perfect health. So, I thought a celebration was in order for him. And everyone needs an excuse to party in the middle of winter, right?

Invitations were mailed, and 50 of McKenzie's closest friends (two-legged variety) arrived last night to celebrate him at a buffet dinner at our home - catered, of course. No detail was overlooked, and the event concluded with everyone receiving a party favor to take home - individually bagged M&M's (tied with a red ribbon), personalized with McKenzie's picture on every one.

I wasn't kidding when I said I'm contributing to that $36 billion annual expenditure!