About 6 months ago, I decided to get my Real Estate license and have been selling real estate as a profession since. I am doing alright (well enough to support myself anyways) and have become comfortable enough in the practice to begin working with multiple serious clients simultaneously. In other words, I am ready to start mailing out flyers to everyone I know, going door-to-door now and then, etc. Yesterday, I had the idea to write a letter and mail it to all of the teachers I had in Jr. High and High School (and maybe even some Elementary teachers I had as well). Sort of like a "thank you", "look what I'm doing with my life", "please let me know if anyone you know is looking to buy or sell", "sorry I was such a pain in the ass " type of letter. Well, I was never too good at writing anything but short stories. I mean, I know the format of a letter and I can present myself very well when I need to (which is more and more these days), but I want a little advice on what to write to really let them know the following: 1) that I owe much of the success I've had thus far to them for helping me become what/who I am today. 2) that I am looking for as many prospects as I can find, and would like them to help me get my name out in the community (3-5 business cards will be included in each envelope). 3) that I am good at what I do and would love the opportunity to prove it. 4) anything else you think is a good idea to include. Number 3 is difficult, I know, because proving I am good at what I do will take more than facts and figures, and I don't want to sound cocky or anything in the letter. In school, I always heard that I'd do so well "if only would apply myself". Well, I'm applying myself now, and they were right, but I'd like them to see that, and give me the chance to do even better by sending prospects my way and letting me help them make one of the most important decisions of their lives. Any advice you can give me would be excellent. Thanks!