I have been in the real estate industry in some way or another my entire adult life. I have weathered many ups and downs. In fact, my career started during the time Jimmy Carter was President. We had run-away interest rate of 18% or more. It made our heads spin! Rates would go up a full percentage point within 24 hours and the buyers you had qualified to purchase couldn't buy a house.
No matter what the market is...up, down, slow, crazy..the very coolest thing about it is helping people achieve their dream of home ownership. Even now, I still get a thrill sitting at a settlement table watching my first time buyers purchase their first home. It is always a very exciting time! I've been around so long that some of my buyers are the children of my earliest clients.
I enjoy negotiating a contract for my new home buyers. I lay awake many nights trying to figure out the best way to present their contract. Wondering how I can get as many of the things my buyers would like in their home.I love showing them the home that they begin their new life in, maybe start their family in, make their first home. It's challenging, takes patience and lots of education.
It truly is the greatest pleasure I have.