Today is a day of celebration and reflection for me. I celebrated 20 years in real estate as I received my real estate license on July 20th 2002.
Many people ask me why I got into real estate. I got into real estate because a relative of mine told me I should consider real estate and I listened because she was older and wiser, and the bible tells us to listen to our elders and I’m glad I did. I love real estate because it allows me to use my passion, which is helping people.
A lot has changed over the years, but I navigated the highs and the lows. The mortgage interest rate in 2002 was 6.54%. The highs in the last 20 years were the last two years when it was a TRUE Seller’s market. It was great for my Sellers that could sell and take advantage of the craziness and had a place to go live. The lows were in the 2007-2008 downturn when I was doing short sales as my clients were losing their homes. I’m so glad I listened once again and got my CDPE – Certified Distressed Property Expert designation. It gave me the ability to assist my Sellers by doing a short sale for them vs. them going into foreclosure.
Over the years I have learned how to do what I do better. I have sought out training and certifications to further help me further my knowledge of the industry so I could help my clients. My certifications are listed in the ‘About‘ section.
What advice would I give someone considering a career in real estate? The advice I would give to someone thinking about getting into real estate is, that if you are willing to work 24/7, 365 days a year, and you are passionate about helping people with the largest investment they will ever make, then get into real estate and treat your clients and agents like you want to be treated and you’ll be successful.
It’s my passion. I love it. Thank you to each and everyone who has given me the opportunity to help you buy or sell. I am truly grateful.
Experience, Passion, and Commitment to Excellence