Our story started with one question…
How could real estate be done better?
I’ve always had an interest in real estate, and a passion to run my own business. I knew my training as a CPA would give me the base I needed. I worked with fantastic people in my finance career but I always knew this wasn’t where I would stay. Going through a time when my husband’s health was pretty fragile caused me to really think about what I wanted, and to ask myself what I was waiting for! We’d been living in BC for a few years and when we decided to move back to be closer to family that was my opportunity window and I leaped through it.
Initially I got a lot of resistance from friends and family wondering why I was giving up a government job with a steady paycheque to move to a career that many viewed as less than professional, even a bit “questionable”. My response to them was always the same… How important is where they live to them? Have they ever moved? What was that experience like? All too often their experience was less than stellar.
So let me see if I get this straight … We all need homes. Buying and selling them is hugely important to our financial wellbeing and the homes we choose can make a significant impact on our lifestyle and the happiness of our family. They didn’t know enough about buying or selling to do it themselves confidently and safely. And the service they’d received from real estate agents to date didn’t meet their expectations. In short, they all told me that they needed the help of an agent but they hadn’t yet received the kind of service they were hoping for.