I fell into this business by chance as a recent college grad from the U of MD. I had been attending college full time as a Journalism major and working part time for General Electric Co. Upon graduation, I interviewed within GE and was turned down for a sales position selling washers and dryers to builders and appliance stores. I was told that they didn't think I was sales oriented enough! Well, that was a big mistake on their part but it opened the doors for me to a successful 20+ year career selling real estate. What they didn't know is that I was the little girl who was the top Girl Scout cookie salesman, I was the girl who sold Christmas cards in the broiling heat in July to save for a 10 speed bike, I was the girl who at the age of 5 sold home made pot holders! If it didn't walk, I would sell it!! So at the suggestion of my Dad, I took the real estate classes. As a recent college grad I could memorize an encyclopedia in a weekend and before I knew it I had passed the state licensing course the first time around. I dove in and started selling like crazy and haven't looked back since! So the ending of the story is....I did bump into the GE executive that didn't hire me years later and he asked how I was doing and where I was working. I told him I sold real estate for Re/Max and his jaw almost hit the ground. He knew, like most others, that you have to produce to be a Re/Max agent. So call me... I will sell, list or rent your property. And if you are a Girl Scout selling cookies...go get 'em! It's great training for a successful and rewarding sales career.