Dream Job..Would You Trade Places ?

Recently I was asked to co-host a morning radio show program at one of our local radio stations- Ocean 100 FM.

One of their hosts is off so they decided to bring in a local person each day to share the studio. I jumped at the chance ! Since then many people have asked if I wished I did that instead of being a real estate broker. Of course for me it was just plain fun as I just had to chat - those that know me getting me to chat is easy...getting me to stop..different story. I did think at one time when I was younger that I would like this as a career.

Yes the resemblance is uncanny !

You can hear me doing my Les Nessman "Eye In The Sky" news report here.

I also discuss our new dual lane roundabouts which we covered in a previous blog.

It got me thinking about all my jobs that I have done in my life. When I was younger I did lots of "dj"ing- I started in grade 8 playing music at my schools cafeteria during lunch hour (my AC/DC music phase) then in high school I did music for parties and basketball games, during university I worked as a dj in a popular nightclub during the heyday of the late 80's and early 90's dance craze ( Pump Up The Volume !)and also worked at a summer restaurant calling Bingo, teaching people how to play the spoons and hosting a 3 time a night talent show called "Sing For Your Supper"

So, needless to say I have had many interesting and fun jobs. How did I end up in Real Estate ? Well it is a family business and I always thought my Dad looked like he enjoyed his work and I helped out by holding the end of the tape at houses and sometimes held the wooden stakes as he drove it into the ground with either an ax or a sledgehammer....now that I think of it...that wasnt very safe.....love you too Dad :)

All the jobs involved interacting with people, having some fun and having some responsibility in how they found their experience. If I didn't understand what the crowd wanted while playing dance music..it wasn't a good time and the club business was a very competitive one. If I didn't make the bingo fun for the kids, mom and dad couldnt take a quick break after a full day of being a tourist on beautiful PEI

Sales in real estate is the same; its understanding what is important to you and your family with your real estate needs...if I couldn't help you make the right decisions, than I couldn't help you get the results you needed.

Although I am no longer active in selling real estate, it is my role to help my agents use the tools and systems to help them with our mutual clients. I have to listen to what they are experiencing with their clients and what is occurring within our community to help them become successful at what they do.

Do we always make the right decision ? Do we play a song that will clear the floor ? Of course, but we understand that we can keep an ear to the ground and make changes that will hopefully make a difference.

I love my job and sure there are days that we all want to throw in the towel but for now this is what it is. For now I want to look back at the careers or things that I thought I might want to do when I grew up (hasn't happened yet) maybe I can still do it..I thought about being a chef..maybe I will take cooking classes..I used to do a lot of photography in the film days...maybe its time to take a course in digital so I can renew that interest...my present job allows me the flexibility to revisit those things that I was interested in at one time.

If you have ever wanted to find out if a PEI real estate career is for you, drop me a line and we can have a chat about it...Who knows ? It could be the dream job you are looking for.

Joel Ives

joel.ives@century21.ca

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