When my husband moved us both overseas, I was so happy for the chance to see more of the world. But I soon grew bored each day with no job, I learned the local language thanks to night classes. Then, I took classes so that I could get my real estate license. Because I don't know a lot of people, I needed to get my name out there as a realtor with flyer distribution. I found a great company that makes high-quality flyers. They have a great turnaround time, and as soon as I receive them, I mail them out to people within a 10-mile radius. This helps people to know that I am happy to help them to find a new home or to sell their home.
I'm glad that I am not very shy. I am pretty extroverted, but even though I am, I have felt a little shy and unsure of myself since I am in a new country. The people have been great, even when I make mistakes when I speak their language. But I work hard to overcome all of the grammar errors so that I can fit in as much as I possibly can. My husband is helping me out as well. I've made a lot of new friends, and I sometimes worry that my husband's job will soon and here and that we will have to go back home. I would really like to stay here for as long as possible.
When I first landed my job as real estate agent, my phone didn't really ring very often because I don't have a big social network here. Some of the other Realtors let me have some of their customers when they had too many to handle. But that wasn't enough to get me by. Mailing out flyers to people has really helped to get my name out there.