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The Day My Life Was Changed Forever

Over the years many people have asked me what made me move from San Diego California, my home town, to Utah to become a Real Estate Agent.

First of all let’s get one thing straight. It was not my plan to move from San Diego to Utah EVER.  At the time I was working in the field of education making good money. My children were young and my Husband was a general contractor for a large home building company. Life was going good. Then the bottom fell out of the home building market and my husband was suddenly without a job.

During that same time however the housing market in Utah was booming. With no other option immediately available for him in San Diego he moved temporarily to Utah staying with his sister who was living in Salt Lake City UT. He found a great paying job with a big developer and for the next 6 months he commuted back and forth from Salt Lake City to San Diego about every two weeks. Sometimes it was me who would make the trip to visit him in Salt Lake City. During that time he made some great connections and an opportunity presented itself that would allow him to go into business for himself as a General Contractor building custom homes. Since the opportunity was in Utah and not San Diego we decided to move to Utah and I made plans to take a trip there to house hunt. Through his connections he had met a realtor and once I was in the city we were to meet with her to look at a few homes. Let me stop there and say, at that time, I didn't know any realtors personally, but my mother had been a realtor when I was a teenager and she had lasted a mere year in that business.  Although she was a very dedicated and hardworking realtor she was completely unsuccessful and did not make one sale the entire year she was a realtor. My mom was miserable in her role as a realtor and she shared many stories with me about the terrible experience she had as a realtor.  As I listened to her stories I formed the opinion that Realtors were not to be trusted and I was not looking forward to meeting with a real estate agent .

We were going to be picked up by the realtor to look at 5 homes on the first day. My plan was to sit in the back seat and let my husband sit up front with the agent so that I could watch her from a safe distance and maybe also not have to talk with her too much. She had other plans however, and once we were in the car she began talking to me ruining my plan completely. To my surprise she was actually very nice, not pushy, had a great energy about her and was a very interesting and engaging person. She effortlessly broke down my walls and I found myself opening up and sharing with her about my career helping people have better lives by getting a good education and also about not being sure what I was going to do once I moved to Utah. We even talked about my mistrust for realtors.  At one point that day she made a suggestion to me that not only rocked my world but put into action something that changed my life forever. She said, “Tracie why don’t you get into Real Estate. You already help people. You could still continue to help people have better lives and make a difference by being more caring, and  by bringing your genuine personality into it.” At first I completely dismissed it. But oddly the idea she had planted in my brain took root.

First and foremost I love people, and love helping others. I always have, and the way I help has always been with compassion and caring.  It is important to me to make a difference in the lives of other people. I also like a challenge and believe that even though I am one person, I really can make a difference and that the ripple I create will continue rippling so that through small changes big things happen.  After some thoughtful soul searching, I knew this was what I truly wanted to do.  Once we moved to Salt Lake City, Utah and were settled in, I enrolled in Real Estate school and soon received my real estate license. At that time I made a deep commitment to myself to always care about the needs of those I was helping and to help people heart to heart and to create in their lives a satisfying and fun buying and selling experience by assisting those I serve meet what ever challenge they are encountering in their life as their trusted real estate adviser. Through the 27 years I have been an expert in client caring, I have kept that commitment and it has made all the difference in my business and my personal life. I have been told hundreds of times that I am different, that I approach real estate differently and that I do make a difference in the lives of others.  People approach me all the time asking me if I can help them solve their particular real estate problem. Yes indeed I can and I would love to show you how real estate done heart to heart can and will create for you a unique and very special buying or selling experience. Want to know more about how I work? Please call me, I’d love to meet with, and get to know you.

My Personal Motto is:  People Don’t Care How Much You Know Until They Know How Much You Care.

From my heart to yours,

Tracie Peay

801-891-5678

 

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