I have never...

By
Real Estate Broker/Owner with Kristen Correa Real Estate & Reedy Creek Realty Services 0514644

When I sat in a large real estate office in a DFW TX suburb 10 years ago (I'm independent now, broker of a small family of firms in N. Central Texas) I used to laugh as agents would excitedly spring from their office chairs and exclaim,

"NEVER! I have never!  In 30 years of real estate, I have never....."

This near daily occurance never ceased to amaze and entertain me. It made me laugh out loud. It made me think. It taught me countless lessons -- each "proclomation" served as interesting education. It illustrates -- to this day -- how unique our career path really is. When you can do your job for 30 years and still experience firsts on a regular basis, that is one unique career path!

I have been in real estate since 2003, a little over 14 years. This is not long in "Realtor years" (it's nothing like counting dog years, we live much longer despite some occasional dog house treatment!) because a lot of my friends have been in real estate longer than I have been alive! It's really impressive. The wisdom. The stamina. The dedication to homeownership. The putting up with a lot of poopoo and changes staying power.

Today was a first. 14 years, I have never...

Someone asked me about a home in another state. I have no idea what lead to it, but it happened. I have never had a caller ask me about a house outside of Texas. Isn't Texas a big enough area to cover?! Lordy.

Yesterday was a first. I had a disclosure notice with an onsite death -- murder in self defense. First.

And tomorow will probably bring another first. Yes. That's how common it is. Everyday is a new day with new, interesting facts and discoveries in real esteate... And I never tire of it.  Not that part!

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Kristen Correa Real Estate

Comments (5)

Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy

Kristen,

Never a dull moment in real estate.  I am sure you will encounter many more, hopefully they are all wonderful.  A

Feb 07, 2017 09:51 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

It is those little unexpected and unexplainable things that always make life in real estate interesting.  I've been licensed since 1981, and I've had the scenario you describe happen to me several times.

Feb 07, 2017 12:23 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

There is always something new around the corner in this career.  Keeps it exciting.

Feb 07, 2017 03:19 PM
Sheila Anderson
Referral Group Incorporated - East Brunswick, NJ
The Real Estate Whisperer Who Listens 732-715-1133

Good morning Kristen. Always a new thing in real estate. Never Ever Have I......funny.

Feb 08, 2017 06:13 AM
John Meussner
Mason-McDuffie Mortgage, Conventional Loans, Jumbo Loans, FHA, 203(k), USDA, VA, - Walnut Creek, CA
#MortgageMadeEasy Walnut Creek, CA 484-680-4852

That's part of the fun, right?  Or at least the insanity!

Sep 19, 2017 01:09 PM
Kristen Correa, Broker

Sorry I missed your reply a month ago, John. YES! It is, actually.

Oct 26, 2017 12:04 PM
John Meussner

Kristen Correa, Broker better late than never ; )  Nice post!

Oct 26, 2017 12:24 PM

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