Have you ever waited tables? I think everyone should. I was a server and bartender for 10 years, and during that time, I learned several things: listen, anticipate what people need before they know they need it, be kind, and provide excellent customer service. Those things create relationships and repeat clients.
Starting a real estate career in 2006 was scary. How would I learn everything I needed to be an advocate for my clients… and how do I get clients? Every day I woke up as an unemployed independent contractor. So, I decided to become a sponge. I followed all of the experienced Realtors I respected and learned as much as I could. I remembered everything I learned as a server, and things started to click. It took time and A LOT of hard work.
I became a student of many, but a follower of few and was lucky enough to work for some amazing clients (including a few who didn’t mind that I brought my 6-week old first-born along for showings since I couldn’t afford daycare). Every experience selling a home helped me sharpen my skills and become better. Now, my 6-week old baby is going on 18 (not really, but it feels like she’s growing way too fast), and she has a little sister to keep my life interesting and full of belly laughs.
I’m well into my second decade with the career I couldn’t imagine being without and I now see every day as an opportunity to meet a new client-soon-to-turn-into-a-friend and help someone find their next new chapter. I’m so excited to help you with your next move. Feel free to bring your 6-week old or 18-year old to our first meeting.
I grew up in Huntley, Wyoming. The first school I attended only went to the fourth grade. My parents thought I may need a bit more education, so we moved to Scottsbluff, Nebraska when I turned ten.