When I graduated from college I knew very little about real estate, finance or investments. My parents had taught me to save money and live within my means, but that was about it.
The first two houses I purchased opened my eyes a bit. The realtors were more interested in their commission than in me, and IF they had been looking after my interests I would be about $30,000 richer right now. After this I took it upon myself to get financially educated, including getting an MBA and teaching personal finance and business math classes in high school. I guess I learned something because the last house my wife and I sold, before I became a realtor, we sold for $20,000 more than some realtors we interviewed said we should ask for it. But as a teacher I learned that when it comes to buying and selling houses, most people know as little as I did after college.
I went into teaching to help students learn and grow. This is the same reason I am now working in real estate. I do NOT want my clients to have the same experience I did on my first two houses. I want them to have talented, experienced representation that is looking out for them. I want them to have a mentor that will educate them and share all the information they need to make good decisions in what will likely be the largest purchase or sell in their life. I want them to have an amazing experience that will exceed all their expectations.