I tried doing the home selling for a lot of years. I wish I had been better at it. I struggled, while the agents in the office I worked for did so well at it. When our office began a property management business as well, I asked if I could do that instead. It seemed so much easier and a lot of fun. So, that’s what I did. And to my surprise, I did well at it! So much better than what I could not handle before with my flighty brain. Since then, I have gone on to start my own property management business. It’s helped me to find a sense of peace and purpose in my life that I did not have before.
I remember using a company long ago to help me find a new place to live. I guess I never thought about doing it for a living. I just thought jumping into the role of a real estate agent would be best because I assumed it would bring me the most money. Well, it does pay well for people who are natural sales people. I am not one of those people. I even struggled with studying for and passing the exam to become an agent. That should have been my first clue that I was in over my head, but it wasn’t. I tried to be serious about it after I passed the exam, but I just don’t have the personality that reels people in when you want to sell something that costs a customer a lot of money.
As soon as I began doing property management, I found that I was much happier in life. For the first time, I felt like I was on top of things. The broker at our office noticed it, too. After I did it for a few years, I broke out on my own. The company that I own handles nothing but finding places for rent for clients.