my business love story:
Get comfortable, this is going to be a long one.
While in College studying Psychology, Sales and Marketing, I took a job as an Office Assistant at a Construction company. After working retail for the past two years, I was glad to get a change of pace. I was quickly promoted from Office Assistant to Office Manager where I found a place that I truly flourished. I love to organize and create systems to ensure all processes are running smoothly and efficiently. Working as an office manager allowed me to do what I do best.
Because of my education in Sales and Marketing, I was later promoted to the Sales and Marketing Manager. I was excited for a new challenge and to put some of my schooling to use. While I enjoyed helping the sales people in my company, I never felt it was the right fit for me. After a year in this position, I decided I wanted to follow my childhood dream of becoming a Real Estate Agent.
My mom was a Real Estate Agent when I was growing up, and I loved going to work with her. Every day was different, and there was always something exciting going on. I started Real Estate school and in January of 2017 I became a Licensed Real Estate Agent.
After a few month of struggling as an agent, I realized the job was not as glamorous as my ten-year-old self had pictured. As an introvert, lead generation was very hard for me. Once I did wrangle up some clients, I did not like the stress of negotiations or wondering if the house was going to pass inspection or appraisal. And when those things happened, I took the news very hard. As much as I loved being my own boss and managing my own business, I knew deep down this was not the right career for me, as much as I wanted it to be.
I held onto my Real Estate career for about a year, but as my first child’s due date was approaching, I decided I needed to make a decision. I thought about becoming a wedding planner, starting a dog walking business, going back to work a traditional job, but none of those felt quite right. I didn’t want to start over again. I wanted to be able to use all the knowledge and skills I had learned from Real Estate. I truly loved the industry, but I did not want to do the activities that caused me anxiety and heartache.
That is when I stumbled on Transaction Coordination. I knew TCs existed, but I had only heard about them working on a team, and not independently. When I realized there were Independent TCs out there, I knew this was the right thing for me. After talking with my broker about wanting to make a switch, she instantly hooked me up with several agents that were looking for someone exactly like me to help manage their files. I started right away and instantly fell in love! I felt like I did back when I was an Office Manager, but this time it was in an industry that I loved. I have been working as a Transaction Coordinator for almost a year, and I am happy every single day that I get to do this job and run my TC business.
Thanks for sticking with me.