R Stories: Ida Petkus

Celebration, Florida
Keller Williams at The Lakes
Osceola County Association of REALTORS®

Ida Petkus

How do you manage your work/life balance?

When one hand reaches out, one hundred reach back! Real estate changes lives and I enjoy being a part of lives changing! My mindset is that everyone you do business with is part of your family and therefore your family is constantly growing. I build relationships, not contact lists. The business of real estate is about being REAL, as in "REAL"tor!

How did you turn a negative into a positive?

Keep your voice. Share your voice. Be your voice. I recently experienced sexual harassment in the REALTOR® workplace and reported it, only to be victim-shamed, shunned and told it was a misunderstanding that I should clear up with the abuser and their spouse. I was already an advocate for victims of domestic violence, sexual abuse and child abuse, and am now one for REALTORS® who are victims of sexual harassment. Please follow me on my journey to advocate for REALTORS® who are sexually harassed.

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