I have been working in real state in Calgary for over four years now and have had the pleasure of working with a number of excellent mentors. The value of mentoring can not be over-stated, there is always something that you do not know in real estate due to its immense size and scope as a business. Even if one day you do become the expert at one particular thing in real estate and could become a mentor yourself, you could move a province to the east or west and your skills could be completely useless! I for one do know how large the differences can be from one end of Canada to the next, there are those from Calgary that will not even do business with people from Toronto just by virtue of their location. These differences are the types of things that one can only learn from working with a mentor in real estate, after all you don’t know what you don’t know!