A Brave New World

Dated: December 15 2015

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A week and a half ago I quit my very well paying, good benefits, secure job with a great company.  I was very good at what I did, I was an expert.  I am now a self-employed real-estate agent.  I have so much to do that I don't know where to begin.  Instead of being an expert that other people turn to, I am a rookie (albeit with a great team around me).  I no longer receive regularly scheduled paychecks, in fact I don't know for sure when I'm going to receive my next check.  


You might think that I am crazy.  I may agree with you.  So why did I make this seismic shift in my life?  At the core, I think I needed the challenge.  I have given the best of me to someone else in exchange for that regular pay check for my entire adult life.  Don't get me wrong, I am grateful for those jobs because I had a family to support but things have changed.  I have reached a place where I am able to bet on myself, on my skills, on my ability, and on my drive.  


I am now a full-time Realtor and I am loving it.  It is great being a partner with my wife Tina at work as well as in life.  It is great being able to set my own schedule (I get the pick the 16 hours I want to work each day).  Mostly though, I find deep satisfaction in being able to help people find their perfect house.  I like that it is my job to truly help people in a meaningful way.  Now I get to partner with people who are making the biggest purchase in their life and help guide them through the process.  I get to help them get them find home.  In my book, that is a fantastic job description.

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Matt Side

As an Owner/Sales Manager for Realty One Group Eclipse, I am committed to my brokers. If they have the desire and the commitment to learn, I have the passion and the expertise to work with them to giv....

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