Hi friends, I’m so excited to share with you some exciting news!!
After many years in the digital marketing world, I’m taking the leap back into real estate.
I started this blog to explore what it meant to do what we love as working moms. To not just have a life, but create a life we love. I finally feel I’m on the path to doing just that and being honest about what that means.
I absolutely loved my career and had the honor of working with so many incredibly smart colleagues & clients. But, I always knew it wasn’t my ‘forever gig’.
Growing up, my dad owned a number of real estate brokerages in Central Washington where I had my first job answering phones, washing dishes and any number of other less-than-glamorous tasks. I learned the value of hard work and saw first hand the important role my dad played in the lives of his clients.
He was their trusted advisor, confidant and advocate. He worked tirelessly on their behalf to guide and support them every step of the way. #herostatus
When I wasn’t stuffing envelopes or emptying garbages, I was pouring over the office listings. I played a little game with myself to see if I could guess list prices and moved furniture around in my mind to help the home ‘show’ better. I couldn’t think of anything more exciting than being an agent myself.
After college, I decided to give it a shot and started working in downtown Seattle for a well known condo builder. While I did well, I had a nagging feeling that I was wasting the degree I’d just worked so hard to earn. And, in all honesty, I thought I should have ‘my own thing’, my own identity – not my dads’. Isn’t it funny the things we tell ourselves?
Lucky for me ‘my own thing’ was a great career in the digital agency world. It was fast paced, competitive yet collaborative and challenging. It was filled with really smart, creative and truly wonderful people, but it never quite filled the void.
Instead of reading up on the latest marketing news, I spent my free time obsessing over the newest homes to hit the market & drove my husband crazy with endless open houses. I was truly happier speculating about housing trends than marketing trends.
Last year, it became clear that the effort I was putting toward resisting my path in real estate was outweighing the effort I was putting into my actual job. Frankly, that just didn’t seem fair to the people I worked with everyday.
So, after a whole lot of soul searching, planning (financial and otherwise) and encouragement from my husband & closest friends, I decided to take the leap back into a career and role I love.
My new real estate website is almost ready for prime time. I feel a tingle of nervous excitement to share it with you. When it’s ready for launch you’ll be the first to know.
In the meantime, if you’re in the Seattle area and want to talk real estate, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or use the contact me form. I’d love to connect with you!