11 Jan 2018
In 2015 I had to sell my home following a separation. I was pregnant, had a three year old and my two gorgeous but greedy beagles. I returned to work when little one was 6 months old. Over the following 18 months I lost my father sadly to dementia, moved home, had a little health scare, my beautiful beagle bracken died aged fifteen, got divorced and I was working 60 hour weeks. I was then made redundant.
I reflected on all that happened and what struck me most was the impact the sale of the family home had on me. There were a number of issues:
However I feel that for the work that was done almost £4000 in fees was not reflective. I told them this and they said well that’s the bill.
So I set up a business that puts myself on others shoes. And why I am so against commission. Paying more for a service because the house is bigger is ridiculous. The actual service doesn’t differ.
I now support all sorts of clients going through different stages of their lives; excitement of first time buyers, anticipation of couples moving on, landlords expanding their empires, downsizing, executors and everything and anything in between. The difference is I charge the same but the personal touch is different for everyone.
I am now 40, with children aged 7 and 3, a dog at 9 and my own business which has my stamp on it.
You can do anything with the right attitude.
Lessons are there to teach us.
Learn, embrace, and go for it.