How to Feel Valued & Appreciated-Every Day!

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Real Estate

Hi!  Welcome back to #MotivationMonday!   2021 brought a lot of challenges to every individual, firm and family in the United States.  Many are doing a healthy introspective examination of their lifestyles and career choices.  At Shaffer, we know that changing careers is a big decision. This is especially true if you feel like you lack sufficient experience in your new field. However, if you’re feeling completely wiped out from your current job, and wrestling with symptoms of burnout, now might be an ideal moment to consider a new job or a career switch. After all, lots of other people are feeling the same way: A staggering 4.4 million workers left their jobs in September 2021. As Shelley Zalis, chief executive of the Female Quotient, said “Life is precious. Too precious to spend time in a job you hate where you feel undervalued, underpaid, and uninspired. […] It’s no longer the impressive title, corner office, or big bonus, but having more flexibility to pursue our passions and be present with our families.”  Many are considering a career which offers great income potential combined with a flexible schedule.  A career in real estate offers those options.  

Moreover, real estate can be a rewarding and interesting career choice.  You have complete control over your schedule.  It offers a nice work/life balance and you play a meaningful role in others' lives.  When considering a career in real estate, it's helpful to have great mentors and instructors that offer a training and support system.  Our local economy had strong job growth in 2021 and the rate of homeownership has continuously risen since 2015.  Virginia Beach home sales hit a 16-year high in 2021.  in fact, in the Virginia Beach metro area, homeowners gained $36,000.00 in home equity last year.  

At Shaffer Realty, combining solid industry fundamentals with the latest state-specific information not only prepares you for success, but also lays a solid foundation for a career in real estate. We care about our agents – both current and prospective! Unlike other real estate firms that focus solely on agents’ income potential, we see the professional and mental potential in each apprentice, get to know them on a personal level, and encourage them to live their dream. We are your trusted source of real estate best practices and support. If you are looking for a community of agents that helps build you up, sits with you on hard days, celebrates with you on good days, and provides you with ways to give back, Shaffer Realty is here for you.

We encourage everyone to pursue their goals and dreams by creating a career in real estate. Prospective agents, and even seasoned ones, face a lot of challenges throughout their careers. We offer hands-on mentorship from our successful agents. Agents benefit from world class technology and an empowering company culture with leads provided at no cost and full-service support staff from transaction to closing.

Real estate offers amazing opportunities to be social, make new connections, and help people during major milestones. Whether it's day 1, day 500, or years in the future, Shaffer Realty is committed to supporting our agents.  If you are considering a career in real estate, we would love to talk with you.  Check out your options at  See you soon!  Warmly, Susan