Listen to Episode 1: Imposter Syndrome & Shit Sandwiches
On this episode, we talk about our backgrounds, imposter syndrome in the industry, how we navigate tough conversations with clients, and a few funny stories for shits and giggles!
🎙 Agents Unfiltered is a podcast we created for anyone, whether you are 1 year in or 20 years in, and find something relatable. We hope you can laugh along with and learn with us. Hopefully we eventually build a community where you can call in with your stories and build relationships.
As much as we all want to be elite, million dollar agents, we also want to share about the messy in a relaxed environment. There’s so much imposter syndrome in this industry especially in the beginning, but no one wants to admit they are having a hard time because you are there to support your clients and provide for them.
There’s also a lot of chest-puffing within realtors themselves which creates even more imposter syndrome. Obviously you want to be knowledgeable for your clients, but we also want to be real with other agents because that builds your stamina in real estate.
Cassie Day – I have been a realtor for 2 years and before that I was the transaction coordinator for our office. I’m also mom to 3 amazing kids (14, 11, and 8) and we love to be outside and go on adventures which makes Spokane a perfect place to live. I am also a yoga instructor.
Ali Pomeroy – I am a single 27 year old adult female who has been in real estate for 2 years and have 2 cats. I also sing and pretend to know how to play guitar and am a bad ass bartender. I am a stereotypical realtor story.
Danielle LaBar – I am a single mom of 3 kids and have been in real estate for 17 years. I am the broker/ owner of the office. I’ve lived all over the country. I went to school in New York and then moved back to the Spokane area and love it here, especially the seasons and outdoor things. I also own a couple other businesses with my family.
When you are a realtor, you are immediately an entrepreneur so I think because we have that personality we are constantly looking for other ways to make money.
How we came into real estate and met one another
We have a long history outside of real estate. Danielle has known Ali for 9 years since she was a baby. She worked at our family’s bistro and was singing. And I (Danielle) have known Cassie for 7 years. She started out nannying for me and then we ended up hitting it off and becoming fast friends.
Danielle – I got into the business when I was 20. I didn’t own a home and was living in NYC and was working for a time share company and a family friend told me to try real estate. I then moved to South Carolina and did some land development deals and then moved to Seattle and really got into residential. Before that I did college jobs. I opened up my own brokerage because I wanted an office I couldn’t find anywhere else. I wanted it to operate as a team, but also the agents felt empowered to do things on their own. A lot of things came into play at that time as well like my father passing away and it gave me the motivation to do that. It has been 4 years since starting the office and I love it.
Ali – I didn’t realize how good I had it with someone supporting and guiding me with this office. The team environment, but not splitting like teams is amazing.
Cassie – It makes us as agents WANT to produce for you because the culture is so beautiful and we have the training and support. The fact that we can chase our career goals while being a part of this incredible group is something you don’t see out there a lot.
For anyone else that is brand new, you WILL feel like you know what you are doing eventually. Promise.
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