Five years. Five glorious years. What a milestone to celebrate being the #1 REALTOR and Team in Brantford. These words started out as a dream, a thought, and an action plan that I never imagined would turn into reality. The countless hours laying awake staring out the window at all hours of the night years ago, wondering “will I make it?” knowing that truthfully, 80% of the people who “try” real estate evidently “drop out” after the first year or two.
My dreams were big. Really, really big. I could see the future and what it looked like. I held onto those thoughts every day, every night and I would rewind and play it over and over and over again. My focus was sharp and my motivation was relentless when I started this career. I had many people, including family members (who by the way support me endlessly, but questioned my leaving my “cushy” job in health care), wonder WHAT THE HELL IS SHE DOING?!
And at times, so did I.
We give everyone the fun, the laughter, the excitement and the “pretty” on social media. We choose not to post the ugly, because we aren’t expecting people to feel “sorry” for us – it’s part of the job! And it’s what we signed up for. But in truth, the hours can be long. There is no “closed” sign for clients – we’re here for them 24/7.
Selling can be one of the most stressful times for our clients; death, divorce, financial ruin – we see it all.
We see people on the brink of losing their home, losing their loved ones, “starting over,” and “over again”. I’ve helped move beautiful widows who’d lived in their homes for decades into a nursing or retirement home, knowing this is their last landing spot. We’re more than just a salesperson called up to sell their home; we’re their confidant, their companion, their shoulder, their sounding board, and their professional advice. We’re here at all times, whether buying or selling, as they become a part of our family. We treat every. single. client. as if they’re one of us.
Sometimes, we give more to them than our own family. We understand that there is a reason and a season, and the simple fact that they chose US, is what keeps our business going.
Five years. I’m overwhelmed with gratitude as I look back fondly on where I started and where I am today. Who would have thought that the little town of Brantford would be put on the map and we were able to play a major contributing part to the success of its sales in real estate. I’ve seen major changes in my team, but the biggest change of all has been our mindset to move forward positively and hold ourselves accountable. We’re stronger than ever as we’ve united on a common goal to provide the very best in customer service while changing the face of Brantford real estate time and time again.
I have something special. Really special. Each team member brings something very unique and for that I’m thankful. Ally, Rebecca, Nicole, Lisa, Erin, Adam, Stacey, Jess, Carolyn, Mary & Bree. You are a fierce combination that makes up the secret sauce for this team. Each of you play a major role in making us who we are. Thank you for spending another year with me and with our team.
To all of our clients – thank you is simply not enough. Our appreciation for your business and referrals runs deep and I hope you know that we always, always have your best interests at heart. You are more than a business transaction to us as each member of this team truly cares for their clients.
Cheers to a new year. A new decade. A new TKBT! BOY OH BOY do we ever have some epic shit in store <— sorry that was the most appropriate word to use!
HAPPY NEW YEAR EVERYONE!