Did you know that real estate professionals are among the most satisfied people in their careers? There are loads of benefits to being a Realtor in the High Country of North Carolina. Here are my top 5 favorite things that make me love my job as a Realtor in Boone!
#1: The People
I am a fairly social lady. Being a Real Estate Broker offers me an amazing opportunity to interact with all different types of people from all over! I am able to educate people about the High Country and Real Estate in the area. Having a background as a teacher certainly helps. I love to hear people’s stories. Why they are moving here, their goals with an investment property, why they are selling or just starting to explore the area. I would say the majority of my clients were already friends or turn into friends in the process!
#2: The Flexible Schedule
In real estate we work a lot of weekends, but that random Tuesday that you get to spend the whole day hiking Blue Ridge Mountain trails or taking a day trip to Highland State Park with your kids, is very refreshing. Somedays I even start the day extra early so that I can take a midday snowboarding run or head to coffee with a friend. When choosing this career the average 9-5 job was not what I was looking for. Most weeks I work a lot more than 40 hours, but it is certainly nice to have the flexibility Real Estate offers.
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#3: Working From Anywhere
There are positives and negatives with being able to work from anywhere. Overall I would say it is positive. We all have to learn to set boundaries, which is hard for a yes person. That said, the longer I am in this career, the easier saying no has become. I may be on my phone answering a quick email from auditorium at the recital, but I am at every recital!
#4: Every Day is Different
Variety is seriously a blessing. Everyday can look totally different. When you get bored easily and always want a challenge, this is awesome. One day I am training agents in the office, the next hiking 30 acres with a buyer along the river, and the next negotiating 8 offers on your newest listing. It really keeps things interesting!
#5: Continuous Learning
Even after 13 years in Real Estate in the High Country, I learn something new with almost every transaction. When dealing with zoning, wells, septic, USDA loans, 1031 Exchanges, right of ways, surveys, chimneys, personalities, deeds, title insurance, covenants, closing disclosures, water testing, pest inspections, home inspections, or road maintenance agreement, there is always something new to learn. Here recently, I’ve been learning how to market my real estate firm effectively. Being able to be stretch and learn is a lifelong goal.
Selling Real Estate in the High Country is the super triple double bonus of my career. We get to live and work in one of the most beautiful places on earth. It is a rare day that I don’t stop and take a picture of something I am passing by. The breathtaking views, the snow, the fall foliage, the amazing creeks, rivers and wildlife are pretty surreal!
The Possibilities are Endless in a Career in Realty
If you’re looking for more reasons to become a real estate professional, we’ve got you covered. The real estate agents and brokers at 828 Real Estate love their careers. If you ever want to ask a question about pursuing a career in our field, we’d love to show you the ropes!