I was sitting at home in my sauna one morning relaxing and listening to music while scrolling through social media on my phone. I had come across a FB video Amy had posted about looking for more real estate agents to grow her Brick & Banister Real Estate Co. business. I was intrigued so naturally I watched the whole video and not just the first minute. I finished it! I then went about my day as my relaxation time was over. I however found myself coming back to that video in my head numerous times. I was thinking that the video really caught my attention. It got my wheels spinning. Could I become a real estate agent? Do I have what it takes? I had been interested in real estate in the past but never advanced beyond my interest. I never had the push until that video that day so I took this as a sign. I decided to inquire more and messaged Amy. We met to chat and I was even more interested and by the end of our conversation I was excited. I knew it was a new challenge I wanted to take on so that is how it all began for me!
My own real estate experience started in 2006 when I had purchased my first home during the high peak of prices back then. I had no idea what I was doing as far as the process goes. I had a real estate agent who was, thinking back now, just in it for the money. I knew the house I purchased was solid as it was a flip my family had done but the financial/closing part was all just a blur. I had no idea what was happening…I just signed where they told me to sign. Looking back now after going through a great experience with an agent selling that place, I realized how important a great real estate agent is.
Although I am fairly new to this business I am excited to become a great real estate agent to anyone I can help. I enjoy helping people. I enjoy houses. Those are two main parts of what real estate consists of in my eyes. People looking for a place to call home. I am always thinking of ways to make them unique or custom to the individual. I love DIY projects around the house big or small. It’s not uncommon for people to ask me to make things for them. I enjoy the challenge.
When I’m not doing real estate I am enjoying my time off or working as a St. Paul Firefighter. I have over 10 years working in the city and know the city well. I enjoy many aspects of that job but for the most part I enjoy helping people every work day!
Sadly many first time homebuyers have a less-than-stellar experience, so we put together this guide to help you understand all of the moving parts.
Selling your house can be one of the most stressful things, but it doesn’t have to be. Luckily, we’ve got this thing figured out! When you know what to expect, it is easier to make plans.
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