Well, I guess I have to admit that my father is pretty much always right. When I was 17 and on the verge of graduating high school, he told me I should go off to Washington DC and apprentice a Realtor friend of his who was very successful in real estate. I said: "Papa, you're crazy! I'm going off to college and I'm going to become an adolescent psychologist."
I did indeed go off to college and I graduated with a BS in Psychology from Texas A&M University. I didn't become an adolescent psychologist; I instead chose to work with abused and neglected children. I was an investigator for the State for a total of 10 years. The average turnover for this job is 2 years....so going into my 10th year, I knew it was time to move on. Real estate had been in the back of my mind since I was 17, so I started taking classes while I was still doing social work and by the time I finished my education, I was more than ready for my new career.
And what an amazing ride it has been so far! Since I began in early 2006, I have been incredibly successful. I love it! I get to help people make the most important purchase of their lifetime and it is fantastically rewarding. The skills I learned as a social worker and investigator are perfectly suited to this wonderful life as a Realtor. I am able to listen to my clients and then go get them what they want. I can handle any crisis that is thrown at me and I sincerely enjoy making people happy.