Here we are again, continuing the long version of “my story” and we have arrived at “Hat #3.”
Besides being a wife and mom and homeschooling my three girls, I sell real estate.
For a long time I really had an interest in real estate. I majored in Finance at the University of Idaho and when choosing that major, the field of Real Estate was a career I considered when finished. I think part of my interest in the field was that my grandfather was a REALTOR and then an appraiser. It seemed to be something he really enjoyed and always had me curious. But, it was something on the back burner for a someday… Then, after my dad retired from a career as an Army officer, he also decided to opt for a career in real estate. Just before my husband and I got married, my parents relocated and retired to the Coeur d’Alene area (where they both grew up and where my grandfather also sold real estate). He began his second career and has been doing it ever since.
In 2005, my husband and I moved our family to the Coeur d’Alene area. It was long a dream for both of us to be here and things just fell into place for us to finally make this move possible. We loved the area, we could easily continue to homeschool our girls, and we were close to both of our families. After being here about a year, I started thinking about real estate again. I talked with my dad and I really wanted to work with him and learn from him, while he was still active. We knew it wouldn’t be ideal, but this seemed like a good time to jump in and begin the process. By fall of 2006 I had my license and was beginning to sell homes.
I love this area and I love helping people realize their real estate dreams. Helping someone purchase their first home gives my job purpose like not many other positions I’ve held in my life. Calling someone to tell them I have an offer on the property they are selling and they will be able to move to the next step in their real estate goals makes me feel like a kid in a candy shop. Searching for the “perfect” property and knowing I have just helped someone find theirs is like scoring 100 percent on a test that you studied and studied for.
I began my career just as our local market began to drop from a large real estate bubble spike the 2-3 years prior. I think this was actually a good time to start, because it has no where to go but up. If you have kept abreast of real estate at all, you know it hasn’t gone up YET, but chances are good that eventually it will, if history is any indicator. There are always positive aspects of the market for someone, so that is where I try to focus.
My hope, through this blog, is to bring you information regarding our local real estate market specifically, as well as some general real estate information. If you have any questions you’d like me to address on my blog, please feel free to let me know. If I don’t know the answer, I will find someone that does. Understanding the real estate market is beneficial to us all.
I’ll be writing again, soon! Thanks for stopping by!