In wake of housing bust, real estate agent seeks to transfer skills to new career
When Seth Woolard lost his job as an agent in a corporate real estate office, he went back to running his own real estate business. He got his auctioneer’s license to try to capitalize on the flood of foreclosed homes on the market, and learned to navigate short sales, when owners sell for less than they owe on the mortgage. But he’s been out of work — or under employed — for two years, despite applying for 300 to 400 jobs. So he sought a Globe Career Makeover.