I love helping new agents. I find that the more questions I answer the more I learn about the industry and about how much I am learning everyday as well! I love new agent's enthusiasm - it reminds me of my children when they learn a new skill. Every experience is a huge deal to them and they are like kids at Christmas with the first good offer they put together. Their enthusiasm is infectious and it reminds me of how much I love my job and everything that comes along with it (well, most everything!).
Last week I had a phone call late in the evening from a new agent in our office. She had just closed her first "real deal" (with a client she had found herself and worked with for a couple of months) and she called me just to share her joy. She said "you are my biggest cheerleader". That really meant a lot to me. In this competitive business sometimes we forget to be happy for other agents and it was really special to me that she appreciated that I was truly happy for her.