As some of my friends, family and business associates already know, I just changed Real Estate firms and joined Pier to Pier Brokers in Hermosa Beach.
It may seem like only yesterday, although it was three plus years ago, that I made my last move.
Here’s what’s going on.
I really don’t like changing employers but unfortunately the previous two firms I was with were sold. Since I prefer to choose the time and place of any major changes myself rather than have others make them for me, whenever I am in that situation I wait a few months and then ask myself the following questions.
1) Is this a benefit for my clients? Can I deliver the same level of customer service? 2) Does the change bring out the best in my creative entrepreneurial nature or stifle me? 3) Does the brand fit with my image and how I am positioned in the market? and 4) Will I have fun in the new environment?
Because I tend toward being a perfectionist, if the answer to any one of those questions is “no”, I look for new surroundings. Which is why I elected to join my good friends Blake and Diana Roberts at Pier to Pier Brokers. Some people were surprised that I didn’t just launch my own company, but if someone has already built what I am looking for why reinvent the wheel.
This was a very difficult decision for me to make because I had 3+ great years at my last stop, was treated very well, and have great respect for the senior management. But things change and I know myself well enough to know that I do my best work when I am 1000% bought in. And if I’m not, then change is going to come.