Why I Am A Realtor

Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Howard Perry and Walston

I became involved in real estate because my husband and father are both in the building industry. The home industry has been a part of my life since I was a young girl. Though my undergrad degree is in Music Education and I spent four years as a public school choral director, I have always loved houses and I have always had an avid interest in the home industry. When I was a little girl I used to take playing cards and lay out floor plans in the playroom to imaginary houses. When I met my husband, I found out that he did the same thing in his backyard with leaves!

It is very important to me to have a job where your success is built on your own efforts. I love to work hard when I know that I am helping people and helping to make a positive difference in people's lives. I was raised in the church and I was involved in scouting from the time I was in the first grade. In church and scouts I learned that honesty, integrity, courtesy, hard work, and responsibility will take you a long way.

Being a real estate agent is a great opportunity for me because I get to learn a lot about the other side of my husband and father's professions everyday. My husband owns his own building company and I often spend time at the houses that he builds. It is fascinating to me to learn all about the structure of a home, how it is built, and why. I think that makes me unique as a Realtor. Most Realtors can tell you if a home 'shows well,' but not many can tell you about a house from the footings to the studs, all the way up to the trusses!

Another reason I love Real Estate is because I get to be a trusted advisor and help people make good decisions about the biggest investment of their lives. Everyday I look forward to a job that will allow me to work hard, help others, learn a lot, see the benefits of my work, and still be flexible enough to spend time with my two little boys.

Choosing me as your real estate agent will provide you with an agent that you can trust to take care of you. I am 100% committed to helping you have a successful experience in real estate transactions, even if it means that I have to refer you to an agent that would be more suited to your needs. I am also 100% committed to my core morals and values and I believe in holding myself to be above reproach. I have always believed the old saying, "Nothing is worth doing unless it is worth doing well." I also believe that nothing is worth doing that is not done with integrity.

Comments (25)

Ron Martin
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC
Ron Martin Team

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Aug 24, 2008 10:50 PM
Marcy Fedalei
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

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Aug 24, 2008 11:09 PM
Yvette Gardner
Keller Williams Realty, Spartanburg, SC - Spartanburg, SC

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Aug 25, 2008 01:08 AM
The Trumm Team Omaha Homes for Sale, Real Estate
Keller Williams Greater Omaha - Omaha, NE

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Aug 25, 2008 01:09 AM
Kirk Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC Realtor -Short Sale Expert! - Greenville, SC
Kirk Westervelt, Broker In Charge, Van West Realty - CDPE - Short Sale Agent - Home for Sale - Greenville, Simpsonvil...

Hi, welcome to Active Rain! I hope to see more of your blogs in the future. Learn from others, share your knowledge and experiences and enjoy yourself! Take care! ---Kirk.

Aug 25, 2008 01:13 AM
Connie Rice
Keller Williams Greenville Central - Simpsonville, SC
Connie Rice & Partners - Greenville, SC Real Estat

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Aug 25, 2008 01:58 AM
Dwayne West
Atlanta Real Estate - Canton, GA
Canton Georgia Real Estate

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Aug 25, 2008 03:06 AM
Greg Steffens
Mountain Country Realty - Lake Arrowhead, CA

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Aug 25, 2008 05:04 AM
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Credit Restoration Consultants - Plantation, FL

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Aug 25, 2008 05:06 AM
Brenda Carus
Century 21 Zwygart Real Estate - Monroe, WI

Welcome to Active Rain, Sarah!

Aug 25, 2008 05:59 AM
Nate Blankenship - Spartanburg, SC Realtor
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to Active Rain! This is a great site to network, learn and share ideas with others. Have a great day!


Aug 25, 2008 06:32 AM
Ginger Ryals
Prudential C Dan Joyner and Young Realtors - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to Active Rain!! This is a great site to network and share ideas!! Have fun with it!!

Aug 25, 2008 06:45 AM
Patricia Fisher
Keller Williams Realty - Spartanburg, SC

Welcome to the Active Rain Community!  This is a great site to network, learn, and share ideas with others.  Have a great day!

Aug 25, 2008 08:36 AM
Nance Burdette
Keller Williams Realty Partners - Spartanburg, SC

Congratulations on signing on as a new member of ActiveRain. Being a new member myself going on my third week and only posting a few blogs so far I truly see the awsome advantage that this truly can be; and only the beginning of a healthy and wealthy relationship of abundant professionals. Everyone has been so very kind. Hope to see your blogs in the future.   Best of Luck to all of us,  Nance

Aug 25, 2008 12:52 PM
Keith Elliott Jr
KEIRE Realty Group - Manassas, VA
Principal Broker/Owner

Hello Sarah,

Welcome to Active Rain and congrats on your first post! The opportunities to learn and network are incredible here. Best of luck to ya!


Aug 25, 2008 12:58 PM
Jean Terry
Keller Williams Realty Spartanburg, S.C. - Spartanburg, SC

Hi, and welcome to Active Rain, a great site to learn, share ideas and to have fun.

Good Luck....

Aug 25, 2008 01:25 PM
Lorena Westervelt
Van West Realty - Greenville, SC

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Aug 26, 2008 01:06 AM

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Aug 27, 2008 12:33 AM
Steve Vennemann-Hennepin-Dakota-Anoka contract for deed property-Ramsey-MN
BoardWalk Premier Realty INC - White Bear Lake, MN


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Aug 27, 2008 01:51 AM
Thank you!

Thank you so much for everyone's warm welcome! I'm not sure how to reply to each of you yet...but I'm sure I will learn! I'm working on a new blog, so be sure to stay tuned! I wish you all the best in this crazy market! :-) - Sarah

Aug 30, 2008 07:51 AM