2017 was my first full year in Real Estate. I have spent the year both doing real estate and still teaching part time at my school. As the year went on and my active client based picked up, I have been quite a busy bee! But I would not trade that for anything, and am grateful for the work and prosperity.
I have accomplished a lot of things in this crazy year that I am proud of. I have closed on multiple properties and helped many first time home buyers. I purchased my very own home for the first time! And most recently I learned how to navigate the complexities of a truly difficult sale (I was foolish enough to think up until then that my real estate career might be smiled upon with only easy deals.)
As a result I have learned a lot and am feeling more confident in the field every day. It is not easy to learn a new career! I know that was the same when I first started teaching, but it's been so long now I can't even remember what that felt like. I know that one day (hopefully soon) I'll look back on the beginnings of my real estate career and feel the same way.
The biggest thing that I have learned is that I could not have done it without a lot of support. I am backed by an amazing team at Price & Co Real Estate who make me feel more confident and competent every day. Furthermore, I could not have done it without all of the clients this year who knew I was new to the game but trusted me to help them with their home buying!
Finally, as I have started to see Equity for Educators grow, and I have started to work with Landed as they expand to Colorado, I have learned that I truly have a passion for helping make teachers' lives a little bit better. I know that this is something I want to continue to focus on and work for in the future.
I hope you all have had a wonderful 2017, and I look forward to helping you in the upcoming years!
Emily Baker has been an educator in North Denver since 2012. She taught 4th grade for many years, before transitioning to Middle School English. She loved her job working with children, and now her job as a realtor. With Equity for Educators she is able to combine these two passions.