More Insight into Select Ann
What have been your interests / hobbies, how did you become interested in them, and how have they impacted your life?
Real estate has always been an interest in my life. When I was younger, my mother worked for a builder in St. Louis. I would accompany her to work. I loved seeing the floor plans and new ideas the builder implemented.
Later, I married my husband who then became a union carpenter. We bought and a 1930's house. After 10 years of remodeling, we built a house with me serving as the general contractor. The process was difficult since I was also taking care of our three children and home schooling them. (yes, this was before it was cool to home school :-). All the things I know now about real estate could have helped in the building process. Hindsight is 20/20.
After several years, I decided to take the real estate exam. Funny story, I was sitting in the waiting room with a bunch of people and all of them were discussing how many times they had tried to pass the test. In my mind, all I could think was, if I have to take this more than once, this is not the business for me. After 45 minutes in the room, I began to cough and sneeze (at this point in the world, I would have been banished). My left eye was watering. I decided to finish up and get out of this allergy producing environment. I closed my computer and walked to the moderator outside of the room. He looked up and me and said, "Did you give up?" I replied, "No, could you please grade my test?" He said, "There is no way you passed. You didn't spend enough time on it. Where did you go to school?" I replied, "I did my classes online." He then said, "Oh, those people NEVER pass it the first time." Again I said, "Please grade my test." He was incredibly rude! But I was young and composed.
Upon grading the test, he looked up with a surprised expression and said, "You passed." I said, "Thank you and left."
On the way home, I stopped at the Prudential Select office on Manchester Road and met my first broker, Sharon Huber. She was a very calm person. She taught me so much. I am grateful for her ability to share her experiences and skills. She was instrumental in my real estate career. Your hard work and your personality mean so much in this business. I am doubtful that I would have stayed in this business if it was not for her. Thank you Sharon!
What do you still hope to accomplish in life? I hope to be an inspiration to my grand children. I hope to inspire love and kindness to all those I come in contact with. Life is short! BE KIND! Smile! You never know what someone else's journey is about so instead of being critical, be understanding. Try to picture yourself in their place. It may change how you act and re-act. Don't let issues in your life go Global. Breathe. Live your life as if, this is all there will be.
This book would be about being an inspiration to others.
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