As many of you know, real estate was not my first career.
The first started many years ago when my goal was to be a nurse. And I filled that goal, became a Pediatric RN and then a head nurse. Loved it.
Nursing actually prepared me for life. And it was probably the best at teaching me how to sell. Think about it. If one can convince a patient, especially a child, to take a yucky tasting medication or even an injection because it is going to make them feel better...that is a kind of selling.
If one can deal with the stress of an illness within a family...one can be prepared for dealing with the sometimes overwhelming stress of a move..
My second career was that of a ceramic artist. Loved it!
There was a full studio in my home where I custom designed pottery for clients, The Design Center in DC, the Symphony Decorator's Show House, plus doing window displays for fine jewelry stores. My porcelains were used to drape the strands of gold, diamonds, and pearls over the art pieces. I even made closing gifts for some of the real estate agents.
And now I've been in Real Estate since 1990 and a solo broker since 2009. And you guessed it...I love real estate.
Both of my previous positions... nurse and artist, prepared me well for this profession.
And I am thankful for all three!