It’s hard to believe that I’ve not only survived my first year as a NYC real estate agent, but this year I celebrated my 9th year in the business. Allow me to introduce myself, my name is Tina White, I’m a licensed real estate broker here in Queens, NY. Why should you care? Well, if you guys knew just how much pivoting I had to do to survive this long in this shark tank of an occupation, you would understand why I’m shocked and amazed given the Tom foolery of it all. Since I’m such a nice person, I’m going to briefly share some tips that I wish someone would have given me when I first began. As a rookie in any industry, there’s a learning curve, in real estate you can be in your 9th year and still be considered a rookie depending on where you are on the totem pole. Below are Tina White’s Freshmen Fifteen for surviving your first year.