It has been a while since we connected, or we may have just met, so I wanted to reach out and share part of my story with you.
I want to start off by asking you a question.
Have you ever taken a minute to think about what makes you who you are?
Well, I have.
Things are going well for me right now, so I have been looking back at my life and wondering what has led me to this point. Because of this, I learned something I never realized before.
The profession that opened the most doors in my life is not the typical career most have had before real estate.
Many agents come from the business world. Others might have worked in retail, customer service, or banking. The backgrounds in this field span the spectrum. But my experience is unique.
A lot of who I am, personally and professionally, came from a different type of field. Get this. I owe so much of what I have to…
I know, I know, it sounds weird. I’m sure you are thinking, what on earth does babysitting have to do with anything? I bet you are also wondering, what the heck does this have to do with real estate? Well to really understand, you need to know a little bit more about my background.
My parents separated when I was around six years old. Then my mom passed away when I was fifteen. Suddenly, I found myself in a lonely and unstable situation. I spent some time bouncing around with family members in the San Jose area. They gave me a temporary roof and a bed, but none of them were committed to supporting me over the long term. Then one of my aunts introduced me to a family who needed a nanny.
Their names were Laurie and Dave, and they quickly realized that I was a teenage girl without a real home. They decided to do something about it.
They started inviting me over even when they didn’t need me to watch their kids. Sometimes we would all sit around their table and have a big dinner together. Other times, they brought me over to just hang out. I started to feel like it was my home.
Then they became my family.
Laurie and Dave took me in and adopted me as one of their own. They gave me the warm and loving home I needed. They even helped me to go to San Jose State University where I earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology. I owe so much to Laurie and Dave. I wouldn’t be even close to where I am without them, and it all started with nannying.
Now you are probably thinking, wow, that’s a great story, but did watching someone’s kids really have that much of an impact?
Well, wait, there’s more.
After I graduated college, I started working for a residential treatment facility. I spent almost seven years in that field. Then I decided I needed a different direction.
I was introduced to real estate by my husband at the time. I had never even thought about becoming an agent, but I needed a change. I decided to give it a try.
I completed the training and earned my Real Estate license in 2014. I spent my first year in the field at a company with very little guidance. I had no idea what I was doing and I didn’t enjoy it. Because of that experience, I decided real estate wasn’t the field for me.
At that point, I found myself without a direction, kind of like in my mid-teens. I knew I didn’t want to go back into mental health field, so I fell back on what I knew.
I was then hired by a lady I immediately clicked with who was also a Real Estate broker. She offered to carry my license so it wouldn’t expire and I took her up on it.
Before long, we became good friends.
And shortly after I found out I was pregnant, so I dove right back into my Real Estate career head on, because I knew I would have to support my son.
My son, Fisher, who is now three years old, had a profound impact on me. He made me focus. He became my determination. Because of him, I started moving forward no matter how hard things got. Nannying was a resource, but he was my motivation.
I needed to find something where I could spend the time with him he needed. I also had to figure out how to provide for him like he deserved.
The lady who I was nannying for took me under her wing. She was the guidance I needed. Now, I love real estate!
Once again, all because of nannying.
At this point, I hope you can understand how vital nannying has been to my life. I met my family and found my career while babysitting. Twice, it’s been a spring board into two of the most important parts of who I am. But that’s not all.
Nannying has also shaped my approach to real estate because the two fields are more similar than they appear.
They’re both about relationships. They’re about trust. The two most cherished (and expensive) things in people’s lives are their family and their homes.
I have proven that people can trust me with their children, so you know that you can also trust me with buying or selling your home.
No one will work harder than me to protect the most important things in your life, and you can be sure I will take care of them to the best of my ability.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about me and my life. I would love nothing more than to lend my knowledge and experience toward helping you with your real estate endeavors. I hope you allow me the opportunity to demonstrate my services and interview for the job.
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