TRUE STORY: I only got my real estate license because I was forced to, well sort of….
People kept telling me, “Chris you should really be in real estate. You’d be so good at it. You love to teach and help others”.
In 2012, 20 years later, I took their advice…
Living in Japan and teaching molecular biology and working as a university professor allowed me to realize my true passion. That’s in teaching others!
People call me the “Google of San Diego real estate”. Ask me a question and I’ll get you the answer. I just love teaching people in any way I can! Teaching people how to make a wise financial decision with one of their most important financial decisions is what keeps me going daily. I just love it!
Being a professor in another country taught me how to teach others, but being a good teacher is only half of what makes a real estate agent successful. The only reason people seek my real estate service is because of the service I provide. You don’t hire me to help you buy or sell a property, you hire me to take care of the problem on every aspect. I don’t care about what you buy or sell, I care about the experience you have with me.
I love people. More to the point, I love helping people. I had been in education and customer service my entire working life from 13 years old through 43 when I left being a flight attendant, which is what I did after my career as a college professor.
Being a flight attendant helped me see the complete transferability of my people skills into the real estate business world, and what’s more, helped me understand how well suited I was for this job.
Real estate allows me to engage in a career that combined many core values important to my life: engaging with, and helping people execute one of the biggest processes most people will ever do in their lives: buy or sell a home.
But if you are planning on buying or selling a property any time soon please follow this advice.
First, take the time to learn about the process so you can make a wise financial decision. It will be worth it in the long run and you should never invest in real estate on emotion.
Secondly, the buying or selling process should be fun. While I think every buyer or seller should call me, lol, it’s important you have someone you trust and that can your home buying or selling experience enjoyable.
Thirdly, don’t forget to laugh. A house is an investment, but it’s also a place to call home and create endless memories. Whatever decision you end up making, make sure it’s one you’ll enjoy for years to come.