20 years. 240 months. Over 1000 Sundays, many of which were spent conducting Open Houses and meeting thousands of people searching for their next dream home. February 2014 marks my 20th anniversary as a Realtor.
So much has changed over the last 20 years.
I have watched my own family grow. My son Patryk graduated from school, got married and gave me a beautiful daughter-in-law in Danielle and I helped them find a dream home of their own. I met my loving husband Dwane, whom I’ve been married to for over 15 glorious years. In that time we have travelled around the world, he has assisted me in Real Estate and put up with my odd hours and ‘unique’ Real Estate ideas. And I can’t forget the addition of my wonderful and caring dog Bo to the family. He greets me at the door with utter delight and excitement every time I come back from a listing appointment, showing, open house or presentation of a proposal.
I have loved every minute of the last 20 years.
There is no other profession that allows me to meet so many people in our community. I have helped multiple generations of families buy and sell their homes. I have been lucky enough to meet clients that have turned into friends. I have been fortunate enough to be included in birth announcements and then watch my clients’ children grow into adults. I have assisted clients with finding their very first homes and I have helped others sell their homes of 40+ years and downsize. I relish every phone call and email I get from my clients whether it’s for a friendly check-in, a decision to move or a desire to find an investment property.
I truly feel blessed because I have found a career that I am very passionate about. I really love what I do, and I hope that that has come across in my work and conversations with you over the years.
Real Estate has evolved considerably over the last 20 years.
Virtual Tours, Twitter, Facebook, SMS & QR Codes – Real estate is spoken in a whole new language. And the industry has never been more competitive. Ottawa has hit an all-time high of approximately 2,800 agents. One thing that hasn’t changed in the last 20 years is the importance of word-of-mouth and referrals. An agent is only as good as their clients’ happiness and satisfaction.
If you know of someone who is looking to sell or buy a home (even a new home from a builder) please pass along my information and recommend my services. I would be grateful for the referral and excited to take on a new client/friend.
- Direct: 613 850-8057
- Twitter: @meggibyers
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Facebook Page: Search – Meggi Byers – RE/MAX Affiliates Realty Ltd
P.S. I would to love to hear some of your favourite stories from working together over the last 20 years. Please feel free to share some of your interesting stories with me on my Facebook page and Twitter feed @meggibyers with the special hashtag #Meggi20.