“Don’t be a secret agent. Tell everyone what you do.”
When Gina Piper, CRS , GRI, LTG, was growing up, the last thing she wanted to do was work the crazy hours her mother put into real estate sales. But in her senior year of college, when it came time for her to choose between going to med school and pursuing some other career, Piper decided to make a go of real estate.
“I wanted to dictate my own income,” she says. “But I told myself I’d stay in real estate only if I could make it different from how my mom worked--have a career but still have enough time to spend with my family.”
Piper, who believes in writing down goals, has built a thriving real estate career without working nights or weekends. She also takes a vacation every year.
In 2000 she closed $14 million in sales. She is also president of the local chapter of the Women’s Council of REALTORS® and works as a paid trainer at her company.