What Job Did You Have Before Entering Real Estate?

Real Estate Agent with Prudential CT Realty

Job Before Real Estate

For some, real estate was love at first sight. For others like myself, maybe it took a mid-life crisis to find it. I left my clerical bookkeeping job in 2006, and prior to that I was in accounting when I lived in the Philippines.

So what was your job before entering the real estate world?



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Kathy Denworth
Century 21 Schwartz Realty - Islamorada, FL
Realtor in the Florida Keys, Islamorada, Key Largo

I was Vice President of Administration at a lighting manufacturing company. We could not longer compete with the imported lighting fixtures, so the business closed. There were not a lot of jobs in the Keys, so here I am.

Mar 06, 2011 02:07 PM #1
Karin Lundeen
Keller Williams Realty - Denver Southlands - Centennial, CO
Realtor Centennial Homes For Sale

Hi Lydia, I was a stay home mom and decided it was time to do something for myself! 

Mar 06, 2011 02:22 PM #2
Mike Jaquish
Realty Arts - Cary, NC
919-880-2769 Cary, NC, Real Estate

I was working on a roof.  It was 102 degrees.
I went home early, a little sick, and was all cleaned up when my wife got home.

At dinner, I said, "I could get into real estate licensing classes in two weeks," and she nearly interrupted me saying, "I wish you would!"


Mar 06, 2011 02:40 PM #3
Chris Canfield
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage - Tucson, AZ
Homes for Sale in Oro Valley and Tucson, Arizona

Hi Lydia - I was in sales and marketing for years with Valvoline Oil and Cummins Engine Company.  I moved a lot for those jobs.  Buying and selling homes was second nature to me, so when I decided it was time for a career change, real estate was a natural fit (and the sales and marketing background gave me a big head start!).

Mar 06, 2011 02:48 PM #4
Rose King
David Tracy Real Estate - Friendswood, TX
Friendswood / Pearland / Houston Bay Area

Hi Lydia - I was a teacher. I taught journalism, newspaper, yearbook and photography. I use my writing and photography skills a lot in real estate.

Mar 06, 2011 03:15 PM #5
Lydia Lucas
Prudential CT Realty - Milford, CT

Hey everyone! Thank you all for your posts. I love seeing how everyone has come from various backgrounds prior to real estate. This is most likely what makes meeting new people in the industry so exciting.

Mar 07, 2011 11:57 AM #6
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