A year ago we earned our Tennessee real estate licenses and created the KateDavidHomes team at Village. As our anniversary approaches we have a lot to celebrate.
A productive first year
Nationwide and locally, residential sales grew by double digits this year. Undoubtedly we picked a good year to get started. As 2015 draws to a close we have seven clients currently looking to buy or sell homes and six others who have closed on a home purchase or sale in the last six months. We’re told that’s an excellent first year.
A growth-filled year
It is hard to over-state how much we’ve learned since real estate school one year ago. We had a lot of personal experience before earning a license but nothing like what we’ve gained over the past 12 months. Dealing with contracts, e-signing, FSBOs, investor properties, marketing, the MLS, multiple offers and the fact that every single deal has been different…we were relative newbies to the real estate profession but now we have experience and the confidence that comes with it. We know what we know and have the good sense to ask for help when we don’t. In addition to our work with clients, we’ve spent four hours a week on average in the classroom – a practice that has boosted professionalism and fueled creativity.
A satisfying year
Both of us made a pretty drastic career change at an age when most people are thinking about winding down. At times we’ve had to ask ourselves, “Was becoming a Realtor the right choice?” Truthfully it has been a challenging, sometimes exasperating, frequently exhausting year. But overall, it has been a great choice – satisfying for both us and our clients – and we are confident next year will be even better. We have more experience, we are proud of the work we’ve done and we’re looking forward to growth in our business next year. That’s an awful lot to be thankful for.
To our clients and the folks who referred them, we want to say thank you for your help and for letting us help you. To everyone who receives this newsletter, thank you for reading it and for your comments and response to what we write.
To all of you, Happy Thanksgiving!