I don't know how 20 years has gone by, but it feels like forever since my first day of training at Weichert, Realtors Fast Track program. I literally called my manager after the first day and told her I don't think I can do this. They gave me the big black "Doors" suitcase, tons of papers, talked about real estate terms I have never heard of, and told stories about getting homes under contract in their first week of real estate!
I was 21 years old, never rented or purchased a home and still living at home while working at my job at a daycare to fund my new straight commission job and pay my bills. My manager told me come to office tomorrow right after training and you will do this.
A lot has changed since those early days. My mentor turned into a teammate and partnership which then unfortunately ended when she passed away in 2011 from cancer. I own a lot of what I learned from Linda Tremblay. While working at Long and Foster Real Estate had the Barbara McCambridge Team take me under their wing and grow my business, and now currently working at Better Homes & Gardens RE Cassidon Realty. So many people have help me a long this journey to become the Realtor I am today!
The ups and down of the real estate markets between the hottest days, market crash, 40 offers on one house, and 120 showings in a 3 days span will keep you on your toes.
Thank you to all my clients! It has been a pleasure to be a part of your first home sale, forever home, downsizing, investment, and first apartments! I can't say I'll be doing this for another 20 years but I'm not going anywhere soon because of my love for the real estate game!!