Thanksgiving Challenge Day 8 - Thankful For A Career I Love!

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Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage NRDS # 146013739
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I am Thankful For...

Choosing a Career In Sedona Real Estate

 

Sheri Sperry ReMax Sedona Real Estate Agent

 

Looking Back

Looking back over the years, I have always been drawn to real estate.  My husband and I have been on our own and married since 20.  When we were deciding where to live, school and work were the deciding factors. My husband was attending CSU Fullerton and worked in Los Angeles. We decided on living in West Covina. 

How I Got Started

Two bedroom apartments were around $185 a month and you could by a two bedroom townhome for $165 a month with $800 down. No small feat because minimum wage was just raised to $1.65 an hour. I had a full time job and a part-time job and my husband went to school full-time and worked about 32 hours a week at UPS for $3.50 an hour!  

Seed Was Planted

The real estate seed was planted! We bought our second home 2.5 years later and when I had my first child, Ricks brother was starting his real estate career and needed someone to manage the properties he was acquiring.  

Just For Fun!

On our days off, we would look at all the developments that were going up in SoCal. We would go as far as Palm Springs to look at new developments. I was always up on the new trends.

Roots Continued To Grow

 

We invested in real estate, residential and commercial, sold many of our homes, and started to learn the ins and outs. When we moved to Sedona, I became friends with our agent and she valued our opinion on everything from pricing to marketing ideas.  I eventually went to work as her assistant. 

Real Estate Junkie

I got into a habit of checking the Internet every day for new homes.  If the right house came up, we might make one more move!  

Get Your License!!!

One day, My husband told me that I should get my license. He said, you are always on the computer checking real estate. Why not become an agent?

We Were All In

So I did! We decided together to make it happen.  I would be an agent and he would help with everything that is needed to make a business work.  He was strong in marketing, website design, and photography.  Anything else and we would learn it along the journey. 

Word of Advice - Do What You Love and It's Not Work

That brings us to being thankful today.  Doing what I love with a partner that enjoys it as much as I do.  

Sheri Sperry - Backyard in Sedona

Hiking Bell Rock


 

Learn More About Me at "Sheri's Corner"


 

Sheri Sperry ReMax Sedona Realtor® Thanksgiving

 

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Kristin Johnston - REALTOR®
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Wow...what a well written, thorough post!  I love all the pictures too!

Nov 21, 2016 11:28 PM #1
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Patricia Feager
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Sheri Sperry - MCNE® - You are living the life you were born to be as a Sedona Real Estate Agent and you have the support of your loving husband and many people who believe in you. I really enjoy getting to know you here on ActiveRain. When you love what you do and know the business, you make others comfortable in trusting you. That last photograph is all powerful. It shows me you love being alive and you're open to new heights to the summit helping others achieve their goals too. 

I wish you success in all that you do!

Nov 22, 2016 02:09 AM #2
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Belinda Spillman
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I love your story.  I am so glad your hubby gave you the nudge but I bet it was already stewing in your brain just waiting for you to act on it.  

Nov 22, 2016 02:59 AM #3
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Roy Kelley
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I, too, am thankful for my successful career in real estate.

Have a great week and an outstanding Thanksgiving.

Nov 22, 2016 07:10 PM #4
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Great when a career is joy not a job !

Nov 22, 2016 07:56 PM #5
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I love your story and glad you made that right choice. Thank you for sharing your post on thankfulness.

Nov 22, 2016 08:08 PM #6
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