“This is what I love to do.”
What is your gig?
Assisting and advising people with the largest investments of their lives. I am a real estate broker; real estate investor and I own brokerages in multiple states. I love helping people pick out their homes, hold their hands and keep them calm throughput the process. Buying a home can be stressful, so it’s my goal to ensure that I explain the process thoroughly and make it a fun and enjoyable process.
How long have you had your gig?
Since 2005, so this is my 14th year in business and I wouldn’t have it any other way!
Why have you chosen this gig?
My mom was a realtor when I was young, so I watched her and learned the ropes. I went to college, got my degree and decided that I didn’t want to work for someone my entire life. As scary as it was, I set out on my own and it was so worth it! I also have an affinity for helping people, so this career just made sense for me. Plus, I was a nurse for a long time – so helping people just came naturally.
What do you like most about your gig?
I love the flexibility of my schedule and being my own boss. Plus, I love seeing people’s faces when they’re handed the keys to their new property for the first time. The joy of this job is contagious and is a big part of why I do what I do.
What do you like least about your gig?
I don’t like it when I run into unethical people in my journey, but that’s rare. Truthfully, I love everything about my gig – I wouldn’t have it any other way. I would encourage everyone to find a gig they love this much.
What advice would you offer to someone looking to start a similar gig?
Make sure that you have reserves in the bank. It’s not instant money! You must be available, communicative and just have a passion for helping people – or this gig isn’t for you. You’ll need to take accredited courses. Keep in mind, there’s a difference between a realtor and a real estate agent. Also, code of ethics training and certification is something that I’d recommend to anyone interested in real-estate.
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