After considering a career in law or public policy, I received my real estate license in 2012. Finding purpose in my career began with working at a National plaintiff law firm in San Francisco. I wasn’t sure law school was the right path but I knew I wanted an engaging career that helped people.
One day the broker who sold me my house called and told me he thought real estate would be perfect for me. Contracts, sales, competition, helping people. I was reticent. Possibly downright opposed. My biggest hesitation?
The perception of real estate agents. The classic trope of an uneducated, ill informed, glorified car salesperson. One day I had a conversation with my mom, who holds three degrees from UC Berkeley, and expressed my concerns. She said, “Honey, don’t worry about what other people think. Do what makes you happy and do it well. You’ll be in the top five percent of whatever field you choose.”
With that, I quit my job, took the exam to become a licensed real estate broker and began my career. I’ve loved it more than I possibly could have imagined. It encompasses business, quantitative analysis, empathy, psychology, statistics, design, and more. Finding purpose in my career has given me a wonderful sense of fulfillment, and I’m deeply rooted to my clients and community. In 2020 I was invited to join the @forbes_councils on Real Estate to share my insights on an ongoing basis.
And now, I’m very proud to have been nominated by @oakland_magazine for the BEST REAL ESTATE AGENT IN OAKLAND. I’m humbled but mostly filled with joy that I’ve found my purpose and connection with all of you. ?