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The Best Thing I Ever Did In Real Estate

When I first started in real estate, nearly 10 years ago now, an agent from Aramis Realty told me that one of the best things I could do for my career had nothing to do with sales, but with getting involved in our association. An association of Realtors – whether it’s the New River Valley Association, the Virginia Association, or even the National Association – is not run simply by staff somewhere, but by agents who take the time to give back and work on moving the industry forward. Sometimes we’re successful, and sometimes we’re not, but that agent was right – getting involved has been one of the best things I could have ever done, and it has nothing to do with dollars and cents. It’s given me an entirely different perspective on the issues facing our industry, whether they be at the local community level, or on a broader state and national level. Further, it’s connected me with incredible thinkers around the country, and it even led to me finding Nest Realty¬†and getting involved with opening the office here in Blacksburg. Read More