Change Is The Only Constant
My friend and broker, M, made some major changes to her business, and what affected me the most was her plan to spend a year (or more) in Europe. I’m all over that; we’re planning some trips to Europe with our new tandem this year and as many years as we can manage. But I wasn’t prepared to change brokers (she doesn’t want to manage agents half a world away, and I totally get that), and interviewing new brokers was very much an energy suck. I was turned down twice in 5 interviews (one broker doesn’t have room; the other didn’t care for my politics. Imagine that!) I joined with a drama-free, top-producing broker who was just voted the local Realtor of the Year. What a pleasant surprise, and kind of an affirmation that I made the right choice. I knew that I’d made the right choice for other reasons. I have no aspirations to be a top producer, and I appreciate that both my past broker and current broker recognize that and embrace me anyway. I require balance in my life; I believe this move will reinforce that.
I was with my past broker 3-½ yrs., and in her building nearly 11 years. I miss it. And I’m stoked about my new broker and office, and the culture they’ve created. I hope to contribute and move forward my new culture and environment, as well as kick-start my business in a big way.
And tomorrow will be sunny, so I plan to ride my bike up to the dam, and see the Glory Hold overflowing, and enjoy late winter in NorCal. I love this place, and this place I am in my career.