My first transaction was in 2005, of course I had no idea that it was the beginning of a downward spiral of a collapsed market but that is for another blog. I had my license for 2 weeks and then it happened. I was working at a law firm full time and just got my license when one of the attorneys asked me if I was interested in listing a sale for a client of his. Of course I was like, uh yea! This was great, my first deal and it will be easy since it is a listing (I had heard listings were so easy by seasoned real estate agents). Well needless to say, it wasn't just any listing, it was 1. Guardianship sale2. Court approval was needed for everything3. Must sell for appraised value or close to the value of the appraisal 4. County commissioner had to approve the sale5. Court had final say on everything! So needless to say, the "easy sale" turned into a rookie nightmare. I still had to impress the lawyers so I am gathering everything I ever learned in real estate class to see what extra knowledge I can gain about any of this that was needed. NOTHING that I could use.