Life is defined by moments.
There are many moments in my life that I can pinpoint to the very day, that something life-changing happened. The day I met my future husband, the day we made it official, the day I realized my parents were human and flawed, the days I gave birth to my beautiful daughters, & the day I lost my Grandfather & best friend. Everyone’s moments are different and I sure vary on the spectrum of significance for each. I won’t bore you with my life story but rather fast forward to the purpose of this blog post and the day in time that I gained my self-confidence back.
June 10th, 2017- We had only been here in Colorado Springs for about 4 days when I got a message from Gayla & Brittany asking me if I could come in for an interview for an admin assistant position at their office. Naturally, I said YES! And then panic set in and I went down my normal rabbit hole of worry as I realized I had no good interview clothes in my suitcase (we had just flown in from Italy), I was still jet-lagged, we didn’t even have a home yet, or our car, I hadn’t worked in 10 years who was I kidding, and on and on and on, until I was almost in tears on the hotel floor thinking I flat out wasn’t good enough & I was going to cancel it. Then my husband, as he always has for the last 16 years reassured me I was being silly & helped me solve each problem I had made up & I prepped for my interview.
I went to the interview, Brittany and Gayla were gorgeous and I felt like a fat frumpy housewife, but I carried on masking my insecurities with a big smile. I remember sitting there apologizing for my appearance and trying to find all the right vocabulary to sound like the perfect person for the job. And then about 10 minutes in Gayla starts dropping F-Bombs like a WW2 fighter pilot. Some might have been confused but honestly, that helped me relax a little.
We finished the interview and I headed home, already thinking they’d definitely wouldn’t be calling for a follow-up but to my surprise, they called me the next day and told me I had the job! I was so excited & nervous but for the first time in a long time, I was hopeful! You see after being a stay at home mom for 10 years I couldn’t even remember what it felt like to be needed for something other than dirty diapers, dishes, and dinner. This was the beginning of my new journey & I couldn’t wait to start…..AND THEN….reality set in and I couldn’t find reliable and affordable childcare for my youngest daughter. I again, felt inadequate and defeated, especially when I had to call Gayla and Brittany and inform them of this ultimately turning down the position. They gracefully accepted my profuse apologies and they hired another assistant in my place. I was so upset because I really felt like this was meant to be! Flash forward 4 months and my Facebook messenger lights up and its Gayla & Brittany asking me if I can come to their office, they have an idea for something I can do and work from home.
Again, me shocked that someone (after 4 months) wanted ME still!
And this is how I began my career in real estate (I promise I’m getting to the point soon)
I’d never heard the word transaction coordinator in my life, I didn’t know a thing about real estate and here I was being thrown contracts and clients from left and right and being trusted to keep peoples home sales and home purchases on track! There were so many mistakes and tears in the beginning but each time Gayla and Britt reassured me that I was doing wonderful, most of the time I didn’t believe them I was sure I was going to be fired.
However, each month and file that passed I gained more knowledge and confidence not only in my professional understanding but my personal one too. You see Gayla and Britt not only taught me how to be a great TC but through their actions and words they taught me how not to doubt myself and have shown me what a badass I can be! That might sound cheesy or like lip service but it’s the god honest truth. They have given me more than they probably even know or would take credit for.
Here we are 18 months after that first interview and our team has grown and our business has grown. I am so unbelievably proud to be a Property Mommy.
I’m not perfect by any means and I still make mistakes and struggle with doubting myself, but Gayla and Britt have allowed me to grow & learn from it all while knowing they have my back. This isn’t something I take for granted, I know some days I’m not an easy employee but they love me despite my flaws because they have always seen what I am capable of even if I couldn’t at the time.
This is not only what makes them an amazing duo but also what makes them the best people to help buy or sell your home. They are always going, to be honest with you, they will always pick you up even when you feel defeated, and they will always help you make your dreams come true (even the ones you aren’t aware of yet).