We've seen professionals from all walks of life - including teachers, retail salespeople and corporate executives, to name just a few - who have used past experience to their advantage in the real estate world. Now we meet Realtor Bret Martin, a man who earned his real estate license years back, yet who has been involved in real-estate-related pursuits for a long time. "I got started in real estate by helping investors find undervalued properties."Bret has experienced the highs and lows of being a Realtor - and wouldn't have it any other way: "With my first buyer, we saw several homes and had one contract fall apart, so I showed him one last place at 7:30 in the morning - and that house is now under contract." Bret described the appeal - and drawbacks - of the real estate industry by saying, "It's fast-paced and fun, yet it can also be frustrating at the same time." Now if that's not the observation of a seasoned real estate veteran, we don't know what is. " I don't sell homes, I sell dreams."