How I got into Real Estate!

Industry Observer with Seasonal Leaf Designs

Well let me try this out ... IMSD says to write my story about how I got into Real Estate. And so here it is ... Like it or comment on it if you want!

Few years back while I lived in the States, I needed to buy a house, as I did not want to rent any more. The Real Estate agent that I found was through a friend of mine & she highly recommended this lady. Probably in her mid-fifties, Melanie met me at my door step and away we went on an interesting trip of finding a home for me.

During the time that we drove around, looked at different houses, she gave me tour of the neighborhoods & narrated interesting stories about almost every house on the block. She knew the place like the back of her hand! I was amazed!

Remember I have a background in Interior Design, with 15 years experince designing interiors. So I just ate up every single word she said and was totally indulging into this interesting journey of searching a home for my family & me. I remembered every house we visited, how the layout was, color of the walls, interesting features, price point, etc etc. When we went by a house we already visited, & I narrated the details, it was her turn to be  amazed! She was impressed with me more & more while I was impressed with her. She was ready to make me her assistant!!

Single Family Home, Detached House on acreageAfter a week of these afternoon trips where she picked me up, we visited 4-5 houses every day, and all the interesting narration we finally found a home for myself. Melanie & me became friends, we went to the pub together, we went to watch shows together & not long after that I started training under her, as her assistant. When time was coming close for me to move back to Vancouver, I started the Real Estate Course online through the University of British Columbia, moved to Vancouver, passed my exam, obtained my Licence, & today I am a Professional Real Estate Consultant operating out of Coquitlam. I love this job and love selling Houses and helping friends, family & my clients buy Homes!

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Reena Venkatesh  
The Gary Cooke Team 
Keller Williams Elite Realty / Cell: 778.997.9427 Bus: 604-468-0010
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Comments (4)

Sharon Lord
Maracay Homes - Peoria, AZ
New Home Advisor

Reena - what a great story, and how wonderful that Melanie was your mentor!  Be sure to send her referrals whenever you get a chance!  ;)

Oct 03, 2012 06:31 AM
Reena Venkatesh
Seasonal Leaf Designs - Coquitlam, BC
Interior Designer & Space Consultant, Vancouver

Thank You Sharon for your comment. Yes, anyone moving to Cincinnati, I would highly recommend Melanie Beck. She is the absolute best!!

Oct 03, 2012 06:45 AM
IMSD Designation
Internet Marketing Specialist Designation - Kirkland, WA

We love your story, Reena.  Way to step out and write your first blog post.  Now imagine taking all of that information that Melanie was reciting during those neighborhood tours and constructing individual community blog posts that get found on Google. You are on the right track!

Oct 03, 2012 08:05 AM
Reena Venkatesh
Seasonal Leaf Designs - Coquitlam, BC
Interior Designer & Space Consultant, Vancouver

Thank You ...  :D

Oct 03, 2012 09:20 AM