A few years ago I left the company I had started my real estate career with. I had worked hard and was ranked #3 in the company when I left -- looking for greener pastures. WHY in the world was I looking for greener pastures when I was doing very well where I was?
I still don't have an answer to that question -- except that I was influenced by some other 'friends' who suggested we form a Team at another company. I trusted them and made the move only to have one of them not move as planned and the other to do his own thing at the new office and ignore me. I was at that offiice for about 9 months when I decided it wasn't the company I wanted to be associated with and moved to another company. I loved the new company at first -- but, then realized that wasn't where I wanted to be either. I had been contacted by the company I had started with that the door was always open for me to go back -- and I considered it but decided to try another franchise I'd always thought I'd like to be associated with. Loved the company and the owner/broker and the office was small and comfortable; but it was so far from my house and closed on Saturday & Sunday so if I needed to meet clients there on weekends I had to go open up the office and meet them in an empty office -- but I stayed there for over a year.
Some of my friends from the first company I was with started asking me to go back and I knew I had an open invitation from management to go back. One of my favorite lenders took me to lunch and encouraged me to go back to my first company. I began thinking of it seriously and one day on my way to a training class at the current office; I was talking to my husband on the phone (speaker phone) and I said (out of the blue), "I think it's time for me to go home -- back to Prudential Don Johnson Co., REALTORS." He agreed and I thought about it more during the training class and the following day I stopped in for a visit and spoke with the manager and asked if they had space for me because I was thinking about going back. The answer was, "Yes, they always had space for me."
So the following Monday I made the change. I've been back at Prudential Don Johnson Co., REALTORS since early April and it's wonderful to be back HOME! There are a lot of new agents in the office as well as some of the agents from when I was there before. I even got my old office space back and I'm sharing it with 2 good friends who were there when I was there before.
I'm looking forward to staying at Prudential Don Johnson Co., REALTORS for a very long time.