One of the most amazingly awesome things about the internet is it connects us to, well, just about everyone. A lot of you here I have never met and a lot I have but I wanted to let you know that I appreciate all of you who are following my journey and you guys are all amazing! This post is meant for you guys to get to know me better and to give you a look into why I chose to become a Realtor and what some of my goals are.
So, to start I’ll take you back almost 3 years ago. Chris (the most amazing guy ever and the one who puts up with all my craziness) and I were living down in Faribault and we got this crazy idea we wanted to buy a house and move up to Brainerd. We had looked at a couple houses in Faribault but decided that we just weren’t happy there and started looking up here.
We went into our bank, sat down with the lender, and that was where our issues started. Up front we had told him we were going to be moving to Brainerd and he told us it would not be an issue we were good to go. Left the office with a pre-approval and we were on our way to looking at houses.
Luckily, we had an awesome Realtor (Deborah) who was looking out for us and helped guide us through the process. We found a house we loved but it was just a little bit over what we initially intended to spend, so she told us to get a new pre-approval letter stating the amount the home was listed for to solidify our offer better. And, thank goodness she did! From there it was a constant battle with this lender. (Which we were glad we found out then)
When we went in to meet with him he was confused that we were looking at a home in Brainerd, he was asking for documents we had sent him already, he called asking where we worked at least 5 different times, and the list of issues we had could just keep going. Deborah ended up calling him and he just kept going in circles, we were not having any luck. I wish we would have listened and gotten a second opinion from another lender or switched lenders all together. But, since we already had so much time and effort invested we didn’t want to switch. (Dumb decision)
To make a long story short we gave up on working with him, came up with a different plan to move up here (Thank you mom!). Fast forward after moving up here, I got my license and was eager to get started.
One of the biggest things I have noticed since starting is a lack of education that we offer to most consumers buying or selling their houses. Although, I will say most of our Weichert Agents are exceptional in this area. In our case, if it wasn’t for Deborah we would have been beyond lost. She took the time to explain the process and educate us as we went through each step. Since then that has been one of my biggest goal, besides helping people buy/sell their houses, is educating people on the process.
Most people have a general idea of what you need to do to buy or sell a house. It is the little picky details we tend to overlook. I am guilty of going over something to quickly or assuming someone understands what I mean. Then finding out later on that they didn’t and I have to take a couple steps back and re-explain.
This is why you see so many posts from my website on my Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Linked In pages. I want to create a place for you to go that you can find information about buying and selling, not just look here is my new listing. If there is ever anything you have questions on, I want you to be able to feel like you can reach out and ask. There is no dumb question!
I wish I could say I know it all, but I don’t! Everyday I try to learn something new. One of the greatest things about Weichert is there is such an amazing group of agents that work there. Each person there has a different skill set and I love learning from all of their experiences. This has helped me grow immensely as an agent. Along with taking our continuing education classes at our local association of Relators. Learning from people first hand is the greatest and I hope to be able to share that knowledge with you!
Before I wrap this post up, I would like to take a quick second to thank everyone who has helped me along the way. From my mom and dad, Chris, Deborah, family and friends who have supported me, agents in the office answering my 100’s of questions, our amazing office staff, local lenders, title companies, and everyone who I can reach out to if I need information. You are the ROCK STARS!!! THANK YOU!
Thank you to all of you who have been following my journey! If you ever have questions, have considering buying/selling, or just want to sit down and get coffee, I would love to!