My nineteen years in real estate have provided many valuable experiences. As part of my self imposed internship, I worked as an assistant to a top producing agent. I would recommend this to any new agent. I worked for a builder and learned the details of new construction. I now work for Coldwell Banker Hartung, a leading national company that makes sure I learn something new every week. All of this translates into making me the valuable Realtor that I am.
What has surprised me though, is how much my other life experiences have assisted me as a Realtor. I majored in Child Development at FSU and taught pre-school 14 years. I have three adult children and five grandchildren. It’s true that everything you need to know you learned in kindergarten: listen, treat people kindly, share, be helpful, clean up any mess you make, tell the truth, walk don’t run, and pay attention.
I worked for the State as an entry level employee teaching myself to type in my spare time because I had to have that job. Hard work and the ability to learn new things is always an asset. Some years later I managed quite a few employees and did the hiring and firing. Neither is easy and both require being able to see the big picture and follow procedure.
My job as a Realtor requires all of these skills. Each customer is different and each one is the most important one. Is it obvious that I haven’t said anything about being a salesperson? That same top producing agent told me years ago that she didn’t sell anything. She just gave people choices. I knew then that I could be a good Realtor. Helping people make good choices is rewarding and fun.
So, whether buying or selling, I look forward to working with you and being your Realtor.