Monday, March 18, 2013

Getting into the Biz

Thanks to Roman May

I didn’t know a thing about houses when I first got into real estate. I started thinking about it and for the longest time I was just spinning my wheels at the desk job I had (and hated) and I knew I wanted something more flexible. I think about it every day and now I’m so glad I took the leap. I signed up for my real estate licensing class which wasn’t too bad and once I got my license I felt better prepared to practice. I had a friend, thankfully, that worked at an agency in town and he got me hired on part time – it was really the perfect way to learn the business and find out what area I wanted to be in. Now I specialize in finding first time home buyers their perfect place – it’s nice to feel like I’m helping someone on a daily basis. I certainly didn’t feel like that when I was sitting around looking at spreadsheets all day! Now I get to answer questions about school districts and and whether or not the four-lane highway being built will impact noise levels, you know, stuff homeowners worry about. I love feeling like I’m the point of contact for someone on one of the most important decisions of their life and I know my clients tell me I’ve been a big help. It’s not like I’m a therapist or anything but I do really relish the times I feel like I’m helping people realize a dream. And I also love that in real estate I get to set my own hours and generally be my own boss. It’s nice not to be stuck in a cubicle all day and I really wish I had taken this on a long time ago. I spent too many years doing a job I hated and only making half the money I make now – real estate is the business to be in if you have a personality like mine!

Days Gone Bye...

Some of you know and some of you don't know.  Now all of you will know.  Divorce is inevitable...And...I will be glad when it's all said and done.
Now that those days are gone I can clean up the mess and carry on.  I am counting it ALL joy!