What is your mission? Great question right??? I have been a licensed Realtor for 9 years, been with Keller Williams for 7. When I left my full time corporate position 8 years ago I was woefully unprepared for what being a full time Realtor actually meant! I knew I needed a change…so I decided to get my license and just jump in! Keller Williams, specifically the KW Metro North East office and their leadership has provided the home I didn’t know I needed and the structure and balance to help me make my life work.
One of the recurring themes for small business owners which is what Realtors are, is “Why”…why what you may ask, the full question is Why do you do what you do? I struggle with this and have come to the conclusion with the help of my coach, a “why” can be fluid and change over time…that took some pressure off! I truly am not certain why I do this crazy job, just that I love it!
Our office has such great leadership and they are always encouraging and supporting us to identify and reach OUR goals…you got that right? MY goals, not theirs!
I finally got a few things down on paper and they feel like who I am and who my team is becoming…as a teaser, here is our Mission Statement: Our mission is to inspire a positive, lasting impact by turning the dream of home ownership into an address.
So Friday was a little insane! Many think the life of a real estate agent is showing homes and collecting a big check…I thought you might enjoy hearing about how crazy our days get sometimes!
Friday was closing day for a wonderful young couple for whom I sold their first home earlier this year and they built their “forever” home. We had final walk through at 9:45 and closing at 10:30 in Franklin (45 minute drive south of my home thanks to traffic), from there I went to my office… on the NORTH side of Indy to turn in paperwork and thanks to traffic, another 50 minutes of windshield time! While on my way to the office, I received the Seller’s inspection response for a listing and a call for a listing appointment on Saturday and please oh please could I work them in…OF COURSE I could! Great option for a buyer hit the market, can we see it today…OF COURSE we can! Get to the office and prepare the inspection response, send off to the seller to sign, then send to the Buyer’s agent, pull reports and prepare my listing presentation for Saturday, schedule the showing for my buyer, then meet the movers for clients at 3:00 in the Fountain Square area,then as I start to head to the WEST SIDE to show my buyer the house, Buyer had driven by the house and decided she didn’t like the area so I was able to cancel, however in the mean time I am also working on inspection issues for 2 other listings, talking to vendors and agents, lenders and title companies, I was fortunate to be headed to a friends on the West side to go to a play in Greencastle. Finally got home around midnight I think!
Long day…totally worth it! I love what I do and the insane days are fun to me! Who do you know that I can help buy, sell or invest in Real Estate…I’m here for you!
Back in the day when I traveled for my job, I often dined alone in other cities however I rarely did when I was home – for some reason I was too self conscience to do it in my home city!
With my career change to a Realtor, I have found it is often necessary or even more relaxing to eat alone, mostly during “off” hours – breakfast between 9 and 10 is a lot less crowded as is lunch between 2 and 3. I love my flexible schedule!
I read ALOT and generally use this time to read – I always have a book with me or in the car. So tell me…what do you do to pass the time while dining alone? Do you have restaurants that are more comfortable than others? Or do you not do it all? Would love to hear!
Apologies to all of those who have followed me, I have been busy growing my business and have felt somewhat uninspired. I have recently realized that I miss writing and am ready to share my questionable talent with you once again.
I have just returned from a road trip with my Mom and my sister to Mom’s happiest Place on Earth…no, not Disney…Graceland! Memphis, we had a blast! More soon…