I consider myself very fortunate. Iâ€™m happily married with a very successful real estate career that is growing rapidly in a tough market.
Prior to beginning my real estate career, I was a restaurant manager looking to find a career where I could actually pursue something that I cared about and had passion for. I was already buying, rehabbing and selling homes so it was a natural transition to move into the listing and sales side of the business. Furthermore, working on those houses helped to provide a foundation that was more beneficial to selling real estate than any class that I ever took in college.
In October of 2003, my wife, Samantha, was diagnosed with breast cancer. Three days after the diagnoses, my wife looked at me and said â€śletâ€™s buy a houseâ€ť. It was the spirit that â€śnot even cancer can stop us from realizing our dreamâ€ť that still inspires me today to dream, work, strive and believe that nothing can stop the human spirit that has the strength to believe in themselves in the face of what can be the worst possible set of circumstances anyone can face â€“ their own death.
Three years later, our daughter was born â€“ the beauty and miracle that many take for granted was to us, almost a miracle. The chances that we could have a child were slim and many thought not possible. But the cancer battle and newborn child left us in less than great shape financially and the time I had spent caring for my wife emptied my pipeline of business and I was wondering if real estate was going to be a viable option for me and my family.
Thatâ€™s when I made a fundamental paradigm shift into the online world â€“ the â€śnewâ€ť way of real estate, so to speak. Continue reading this post