I am Thankful For...
Choosing a Career In Sedona Real Estate
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.
Hiking Bell Rock
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