My first career was one many would consider glamorous. I was a professional actress, living in NYC, touring and performing across the country - I made it to all 50 states and even performed on Broadway. I loved it, and I wouldn't trade those years for anything, but what most people don't know is that there was a heck of a lot of not-so-glamorous work going on behind the scenes. My fellow performers and I spent lots of long days traveling in less than ideal conditions; my personal favorite was an unheated tour bus going from Fargo, ND to Winnipeg -- in January -- in -40* weather! At the end of the day, though, what mattered was the experience we were creating for an audience - the folks in the seats didn't know, or care, how our days had been; they wanted to be entertained, to be taken out of themselves for a couple of hours, and to enjoy the story we were telling. And that's how it should be, I think.
For me, real estate is a lot like that. It is about creating an experience for my clients - I want them to be able to focus on the exciting, fun aspects of buying or selling a house, while I take care of all the things that happen behind the scenes to make it happen smoothly. There is a lot of emotion involved when someone is looking for a home or leaving one behind, but if I'm doing my job well, what my clients will remember is the ease of the process. That's as good as any curtain call!
Oh - one of the (many) things I love about my new firm? We have our own show every month - in a way, it's like I never left the theater! Check it out...The Go Show!