I grew up around real estate. When I was a child, my mother taught real estate courses at a local school, so it was only natural that her enthusiasm would spill over into our home life. After she went on to own her own company in the field, I knew I wanted to follow in her footsteps. I love being able to connect people with homes that help them live their lives to the fullest; there's a sense of wonder and potential that comes with the transition from tenant to owner. For someone like me, a career in real estate isn't just a job—it's a dream come true.