An ActiveRain Challenge for October 2019 - 'In My Past Life I…'
is hosted by Jeff Dowler, CRS
In researching just what to write about, this post came up written by another AR member Erika Rae Albert, Austin Real Estate Expert
Real estate was not my first career.
Receiving my nursing diploma
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.
Nursing prepared me for life. And it was probably the best at teaching me how to sell.
If you 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 selling!
If you can deal with the stress of an illness within a family, you can prepare for dealing with the sometimes overwhelming stress of a move.
My second career was that of a ceramic artist.
Porcelain by Margaret Rome
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!