The world of real estate can be confusing-- downright scary, even-- for people who are just getting their feet wet. In some respects, it can be similar to a new relationship. When you're just getting started out, you're this mishmash of excited and scared. You have ideas and opinions and are sure to get plenty of "advice" from everyone around you. You have high hopes, but at the same time, you don't want to get burned. The potential rewards are great, but the potential for disaster can make you gun-shy. She wants to go to the opera; you've already bought tickets to an MMA bout.