I believe in hard work, dedication, leading by example and having fun along the way. As the Branch Manager for Coldwell Banker Tomlinson in Spokane Valley, It is my role to spend time helping new licensees launch their careers and help retain and empower seasoned agents and launching their career to the next level. Getting started in real estate isn’t easy, and our industry has a pretty high turnover rate for new agents. I just want to help change that within our Coldwell Banker brand at least, and hopefully even beyond that. It is my passion to bring new professionals into the business of Real Estate, because it is the best career to have no ceiling to the amount of income that you can make, it really is how hard you work at it!
To new brokers just getting their feet wet in the industry, I can offer you some of my best advice, show up and be ready to work, regardless of whether you have work to do in your business or not. Go to community events, attend networking sessions, and go to lunch with your colleagues, all in the name of putting yourself out there and making those valued connections.
The biggest part of this business is showing up and being a face of your brand, and not sitting in your house saying, ‘I don’t have any business.’ No one is going to come knocking on your door, asking you to sell real estate. You have to get out there, be consistent, and position yourself as the trusted professional that they can count on. It doesn’t take long to gain that trust and launch a successful career in this industry.
I always looked at real estate as a viable second career—perhaps something I could do “when I am older”, I worked in a sales capacity for two of some of the best customer service organizations in the world: Marriott and Hilton. Ready for a new challenge, I decided to attend one of Coldwell Banker Tomlinson South’s career nights and when I walked out of that meeting, I said to myself, ‘There’s no question that I’m getting licensed now.’
I credit my years of experience working for Marriott and Hilton with helping me develop a customer service-oriented attitude that I was able to successfully parlay into a successful real estate career. I learned from what are arguably two of the best companies in the world for customer service, and then carried that knowledge and experience through to real estate
The upside of Real Estate is that your life is basically your business, and that makes life fun, Real estate is a relationship-based business, so if you can form good bonds with the people around you, and gain their trust, you’re going to be successful in this field.
If you have ever thought about a career in Real Estate PLEASE take the time to sit down with me so that I can help you decide how to make that next step!