After 15 years of practicing real estate in Oregon... I'm feeling a little girlhood giddy about my future and the outlook of my business.
Some of my colleagues may be thinking... she's an adrenaline junkie who's lost her mind (i.e. If it ain't broke, why fix it?!). Okay, I confess, I've pushed the adrenal envelope a few times, having crash landed twice parachute sailing and hot air ballooning. Agreed, one might think this chicky digs tempting fate ;-) Hee, hee.
My latest venture exudes a different kind of rush. I'm taking my real estate brokerage paperless and virtual in 2015. What will the new office look like minus the bricks and mortar? Totally mobile and digital for sure, with a quaint conference center to meet and greet clients.
The inspiration for my latest leap... comes from a very cool REALTOR®, Tony Enderli, from South Africa. Our fateful meet in 2013 at a Habitat for Humanity build (I don't believe in coincidences) provided the confidence I needed to take the plunge. There's something quite divine about receiving affirmation from a complete stranger across the Pacific Ocean... touched by an angel I suppose ;-)
While I've always been a chicky for change... something tells me I may be sailing alone for awhile. The real estate industry is being swept off it's feet by a whirlwind of change navigated by Mother Consumer. Some of us are slow to adapt, while others will morph and evolve to meet the changing winds. With that in mind, I'm prepared to take the leap and hope that I land on my two feet. With the big guy on my side, who needs a parachute?!