Be careful what you wish for….

We’ve all heard the phrase “Be careful what you wish for…” but in this market, it is incredibly true.  I want to tell candidates that are pursuing new opportunities- Be careful what you wish for, it might actually come true!

The truth is, deciding to pursue a new job is an exciting adventure, sometimes one that comes fast and you are not always fully prepared for.  We can recognize that the job market is hot right now, especially in real estate, and strong candidates are in demand.  So oftentimes, these candidates (YOU) are not actively looking for new jobs.  However, when a new opportunity comes along, I want to offer some advice.

  1. If you decide to pursue a new opportunity, be clear about your intent.
  2. Know your expectations- be clear about what you are looking for BEFORE you start down the path.
  3. Be clear in your communication.
  4. Be decisive and follow through with your word.

Why am I saying all of this? Because this market has turned somewhat FICKLE.  And the truth is, pursuing a job is serious business. It opens you to new opportunities and the idea about the “other side.” (As I have said before, the grass ISN’T always greener, but sometimes it is!)

However, if you pursued a job in the first place, the reality is, you were probably l