Here Goes Nothing
For those of you who don’t know me, I started my career in real estate right out of college in 2008. This was a TERRIBLE time to jump in but I did it anyway because I knew that was where I was meant to be. After a year of dealing with constant foreclosures, working 3 jobs, and thinking I had made a horrible decision, I decided to move to a local new construction home builder. Working there turned my whole career around. I learned how to sell, the value of not filling silence (you learn so much when you let your clients think and speak, who knew 😉 ), and how to work on a team. After a few years, I had become financially stable but was getting burned out on the long hours. I had also just gotten married to my wonderful husband and we had started to talk about having a baby. Suddenly I was very overwhelmed. Continuing on at the same pace seemed impossible with a newborn, so at that point I made the decision to look for another job outside of the industry I loved.
After a few months, an opportunity came along. I took a sales job at a wire and cable manufacture….sounds fun right… or not… I quickly moved into Sales Operations and then on to manage the team. I survived an acquisition and then moved to key account management. It ended up being FUN! And I learned so much! I also by then had my 2 boys. We were stable and everything was going well. I was set on staying put for the rest of my career. But I still had this voice in my head saying “real estate. Real Estate. REAL ESTATE!!!!” And I was pretty good at ignoring it for a long time.
The COVID-19 pandemic hit and working from home was going really well for me. I had some free time and I decided to get my real estate license. My plan was just do it as a side hustle to satisfy the voice in my head. I felt so good and content with that decision!! Fate had a different plan for me and it came in the form of a LinkedIn post. It prompted and email which turned into a job interview. And before I knew it, I was accepting a position in an industry that I missed! I was still terrified, don’t forget there was still a pandemic going on. Was I really going to leave a stable job to jump back in to real estate???? YUP and here I am!! I couldn’t be more thankful for my husband who encouraged me to do it. I am sure he was nervous too.
But I am so excited and here goes nothing!