I would like to take this moment to thank my 39 year old self.
Man, you were brilliant and you didn’t even know it. You took a huge leap of faith and it was the best decision ever!
Saturday January 25th marks the 10 year anniversary of getting my California Real Estate license. It has been the best career choice that I have ever made!
I originally resisted it because I didn’t want to be in “Sales” but I found I could be a Consultant and Advocate for my clients instead of a salesman. I resisted it because I wanted a steady paycheck and the stability of an office job. I found that I thrive in the self employed environment, more so than I ever did in my corporate job.
I love what I do and I love all the clients that I get to help. Over these past ten years I’ve closed 248 purchases and sales for my clients. I’ve been in the top 10% of Sacramento agents ever since my first full year and most years I’m in the top 1% or 2%. Most of those transactions are for repeat clients or for people referred to me from past clients. Best of all, many of my clients have become good friends over the years.
I have the honor of working for one of the most respected real estate companies in Sacramento. Dunnigan Realtors, the Swayne family and my amazing fellow Dunnigan agents make it a blast to do this work during the best of times and make it more than bearable during the worst of times.
I never would have made the leap without the amazing support of my wife Cheryl who encouraged me to get my license, to quit my past job and do this full time, to strive to provide the best service I could imagine and to achieve this level of success without paying for any traditional advertising. Best of all, she also encourages me to take amazing vacations and get away from the work as often as possible.
I can’t see myself doing any other work. I truly have found my calling.