Practice Scoring - Persuasion 3
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Sample Persuasion Task - Answer #3:
In regards to your question of whether to stick with the ornaments or go with the residential real estate appraiser, there are some factors to consider. First, I think you should consider which you like to do more; this is something I cannot decide for you. Looking at pure gross numbers here are some facts. Doing the real estate appraiser generates on average $10,000 more than the ornament job. The first time you start this job, you have to take that estimated $10,000 difference and spend it to receive the 75 hour licencing course, business stationary, professional association dues, and cameras. This initial $10,000 investment is a big sacrifice, but your overall profit for your first year is equal to your ornament job.
Cathy, I think you should take the residential real estate appraiser job. Your kids are in school now, and are not as dependent as they once were. Also, if you think in terms of pure numbers, the appraising job has more profit. Even if you make $30,000 for your first year in the appraisal business, the next year it will be $40,000.
I believe that you are ready to work as a residential real estate appraiser. I honestly think you should choose a path you would enjoy. You also said that you missed being around people. You’ve had three years of experience doing something else and I think you have the knowledge in both careers to know which one you love the most. Like I said before, the money is better working as an appraiser and you would be around people more often.
Cathy, from what you’ve told me, I think it is best that you work as a residential real estate appraiser. You get to do what you like doing and make more money while you do it. Sure, the days are longer and this job is demanding, but I would love to come work with you. Now, you get to do something that you love, more pay, and you can share the demanding days with your friend.
I know you will choose the path is right for you. Good luck and best wishes on all your endeavors.
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