I recently took a one month hiatus from Facebook. My Real Estate License Renewal was due on February 1st and I had 90 hours of Continuing Education to complete! Apparently procrastination is a life-long disease. Surprisingly (or not), without Facebook in my life I got all my CE hours done in a matter of days.
I thought about going back to Social Media, but decided to stick it out for the whole month and see if it changed my life in any significant way. And it absolutely did. Since giving up Social Media I have been able to devote so much time on growing my business and even have a complimentary business idea in the works (stay tuned!). While working on my business, I realized I haven’t shared with many people the shift that I have made over the last year!
A month or two before Quentin was born, I was really struggling with Real Estate. I loved it (well certain parts of it), but don’t let anybody kid you, Real Estate can be a tough business! Finding clients is hard (making a $250k+ investment is not something people take lightly), finding houses for said clients can be hard (crazy housing market), then making it through the transaction without a failed appraisal or inspection (or a number of other things) can be hard! It is an emotional business. Since I was about to become a first time mom, I didn’t want any additional stress in my life. I also didn’t want to give up on Real Estate. I had invested so much time and had learned so much and truly loved parts of the industry, but I needed some kind of solution. I decided to sit down with my broker and see what she thought about the situation. We came to the conclusion that being a Transaction Coordinator might be the right move for me. (Thanks Ramona!)
Right away, Ramona hooked me up with a team of Real Estate Agents who were amazing with lead generation, sales, negotiations, dealing with the high stress scenarios (all the things I hate), but needed help in the organization and paperwork department. Let me just say, organizing and paperwork are my jam! It was a perfect fit from the start.
Almost a year into it, I can say I absolutely LOVE my new position. I work almost entirely from home, so I get to spend every day with my sweet baby boy, and it is honestly a dream come true! A lot of people would consider going from a Real Estate Agent to a Transaction Coordinator, a backwards move, but it has been the best decision I have ever made career wise. DO NOT be afraid to shift gears, do not be afraid to make a change. If that is what is going to make you happy, go for it!