I get asked sometimes why I have two businesses. I’ve spoken on it a little here in my blog. But a day like today really puts it in perspective.
Today I have been working on appraisals. I like doing appraisals. I have held my appraiser’s license longer than my broker’s license. I like houses . . like just houses themselves. I like seeing the vast differences out there. My brain has always done numbers well, although they don’t hold the biggest interest for me. So I can do the market analysis and the number side of this business well. But as an industry, I started listening to people who had been in this profession for a long time; they are rarely happy. People generally only contact an appraiser after a report is done, when they want to complain. Just this week I had a man explain to me how he thought I should do my job – his home couldn’t possibly be worth what I had proved in a 40+ page report, so he had to tell me how I should have done it. Yep. Glad he told me. Geesh, I’ve been doing it wrong all these years – *note the sarcasm here!
So I like actually mechanics of appraising homes; but the job satisfaction rating on a feel-good level are fairly unimpressive. Que the brokerage! I had my Salesperson license for years. And for years I only really helped family and friends. Then this realization hit that my appraisal business would never be something that just made me ecstatic. So the brokerage became a goal.
Now I have an absolutely fantastic team that shares the same love of helping people! The helping people is priceless! Tonight for example, after 10:30 I received an email with an offer on a home. I’m in here so excited for my clients!! This is amazing timing for my clients! At my brokerage, we don’t just sell houses; we help people with their dreams!
So why two businesses? One is good for my head – appraising. One is good for my heart – the brokerage.
Tonight I am thankful for the wonderful gift that God has given me, of being able to have multiple businesses! I am thankful for the wonderful people who God has crossed my path to join my team on both business sides! And I am super thankful for the next opportunity that is in process right now! This next facet of business will be the one that is good for my soul ❤