Well, I did it! I am now a licensed Real Estate Agent, pending a broker. This has been a very long journey, with more breaks then I ever anticipated!
I originally started this journey when I was pregnant with my first child. So yeah, like 5 years ago! I knew I wanted to be an Agent but I also knew that I needed to know more about real estate in general. I had been a Mortgage Processer since I was 18, I started out as a receptionist and gradually moved into the position. After the market crashed, I found myself working in title as a Relocation Specialist. Basically I worked up equity for properties nationwide. It was during this time I gained the knowledge that I had been missing. My passion for truly wanting to help make the process of selling and buying as painless as possible is what drove me. Imagine your employer needs you to relocate across the country, sell your home and uproot your family. Can you imagine all the stress? I knew I wanted to do more than just work up equity. I wanted to actually be on the front line, helping to make it just a little bit easier.
Once we found out that little man was on his way, that’s when it finally became a reality. I would one day be an Agent. What we didn’t realize was that it was going to take just a little bit longer. Little man suffers with chronic ear infections, literally 1 to 2 infections a month since he was 3 months old. So after taking all my classes and before we knew he would have this happen to him, we decided that I would work for a year and purse my dreams of Realtor part-time. As life would have it, our plan didn’t go as planned. Yadda, yadda, yadda, here we are. Little man needed more attention and ultimately that’s what comes first. Thankfully he’s doing much better and will have surgery to ease his pain very soon.
I can’t help to think that all these obstacles, all these reasons to put this plan on hold, was all part of God’s divine plan. Little man has been such a blessing and being able to be home with him has been such a joy. This journey has been worth every moment and I can’t wait to see what will happen next.