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October 31st, 2014
Real Estate and my family's crisis
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sinhimer

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Join Date: 10/19/2009 | Posts: 66

Im sure this does not qualify to be on here. But i need help, and this community has smart dudes from every walk of life so here it is .
 
Im a 21 year old musician who lives away from home (i just moved out a year ago). I have a litte brother and sister and my mom and my dad. My mom was a stay at home mom and now works a minimum wage job.
1.)because she dosent really have a good resume 
2.) because places simply arent hiring
3.) because shes in her 50's so places that are hiring are looking for younger people.

My dad is 58 years old  and is a real estate agent. Thats what he has done his whole life. But now days he cant make a sale to save his life. My family is flat broke and its highly stressful to everyone in the family. My dad has not adapted  well to the internet and the new wave of communicating with potential buyers plus the fact that no one is buying houses. What he does have going for him is decades of expierence. I can tell hes overwelmed and extremely frustrated. It also dosent help that he likes to micro manage everything.

So im going to try and learn all about real estate and how to use the internet to network and connect him to clients Does any one have any advice.
I just dont know what to do. I want to help. I dont know where to start. We are getting desperate. Any advice would be deeply appretiated.  
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gram101

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Join Date: 09/29/2009 | Posts: 81

i don't have any great ideas for you.
try getting a job.
look at some local training you could do to get a decent paying job.

i trust you'll find a way to help your family, goodluck.
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Manwhore

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 Stop smoking weed. 
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bags247

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Join Date: 04/13/2010 | Posts: 212

 Get out of real estate. Gotta love selling houses when the market is already oversupplied and builders keep building more! 
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sinhimer

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I do have a job. i wait tables and am a part time manager at a resturant. i dont smoke weed and more and my dad really has no other option because real estate is all he knows. i duno. im not like crying about this at night. im sure what ever happens wont be horrible. these are first world problems. the solution to your dilemmas in life will present themselves to you when and only when you need them. im just discouraged and frustrated this is happening to my family and theyre going to get fucked hard in the next couple years and probably never afford to retire.....i need to help.
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bags247

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Join Date: 04/13/2010 | Posts: 212

 In that case, keep doing the same thing over and over again hoping for a different result. That usually works. 
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sinhimer

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Join Date: 10/19/2009 | Posts: 66

nice one.
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mycleverid

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Join Date: 05/01/2011 | Posts: 89

Real estate isn't working for your dad, but you're going to try it?  Dumbest fucking thing I've heard since the Rapture flopped this weekend.

Real estate is a dying business.  And frankly, it isn't just because of the business cycle and over-supply.  It's because any fucking retard can sell a house now with the internet.
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ChuckBr

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Join Date: 11/17/2010 | Posts: 405

Move to NYC or SF or some other city where real estate anxiety is high and do rentals. 
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