Why We Became a REALTOR
Why We Became a REALTOR
Cindy and I had spent 20 years in the US Army and spent many day separated from each other. So when Nick was coming up on time for retirement the choice was very easy. Retire! Now you may find this interesting Nick was preparing to get into law enforcement when he retired. He had prepared the last year by taking all the necessary tests, interviews, etc.
When he came back to Tampa there was an issue with class dates, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Department said why don’t you get a job at Home Depot in the interim while you are waiting for the class to start 6 months later.
Cindy was working at Law Firm in Tampa and Nick needed a job. So he put his resume together and sent it out. Immediately he was contacted by a local company to be a Manager for a local Valet Parking Company in Tampa. He was so excited! Started his training and the first week (Still not getting paid) they wanted him to come park cars at an event on a Friday night. Now at 38 years old he did not think that he needed practice parking cars and wondered how this at all related to being a manager. So he did what Cindy instructed he quit. Honestly we are not sure that would be correct since he never got paid.
Then the quest was on. What does a 38 year old retired infantry soldier do? Cindy had the idea; she said why don’t you get your real estate license? She had her license since 2000 but it was voluntarily inactive. Now remember Nick joined the Army when he was 17 and turned 18 in basic training so he said Sales? What do I know about sales? But off he went. While waiting to get his license Cindy was notified that she was being deployed with her Reserve Unit to Fort Jackson SC to be a Drill Sergeant for up to 18 months.
We have to go back in time now. 1988 we were stationed at Fort Benning GA. Cindy was pregnant with Nicholas and we were trying to get out of apartment living and into a house. We looked and looked and nothing. We came across a home that was being built and called the Realtor® ironically she was a RE/MAX agent. We looked at the house and fell in love with it. Then we found out we did not make enough money and could not get a mortgage at that time. So a few weeks passed and then we got home and checked our answering machine. (Remember 1988) and she left us a message to call her back; she had some news. So we called and there was a program under FHA that we qualified for and so we purchased our first home. She could have just written us off; but she did not and we were so grateful for what she did for us.
Fast Forward: On April 1, 2005 Nick passed his test and received his real estate license. We listed a home of one of our friends and it went under contract before it ever went into MLS. These were days when homes were selling almost as fast as they hit the market. He started the business as an individual agent and excelled really quickly. When Cindy returned from her deployment we decided that the time was right and we wanted to have our own Family Run Business, so she joined Nick as an Active Realtor®.
We always say that we are here to provide service to clients in all capacities. We have been a baby-sitter for some, been there to help pack up or unpack the moving trucks. We love what we do and would not trade it for anything. One of the most significant things we have experienced is while working with a couple that had lost their home to a Short Sale; due to loss of job; a true hardship. We got to assist them in purchasing their new home in 2014. We were so honored that they called us back and we got the chance to be a part of their new home purchase.
In wrapping this up. We believe our Mission and Vision Statements summarize who we are and why we became a Realtor
Through unwavering commitment, unparalleled service, professionalism, experience and trust we will ensure your home buying/selling is like no other. We are dedicated to our family, community and country and forming long-term relationships that go well beyond the transaction. Our client’s needs and interests remain our first priority and our goal to passionately exceed expectations.
Nick and Cindy Davis intend to cultivate a community in the Tampa Bay area honoring the values, training, experience and service they acquired while serving their country in the United States Army for 20 and 24 years, respectively. As veterans now committed to a local community filled with past, present and future clients including home buyers, sellers and investors serving in whatever capacity the Real Estate market requires. Education, training and experience are obtained in the dedication to service and providing value to the customer while building a Real Estate business that extends to property management services that focus on maintain value for our homeowners whose needs have changed, investors and relocated military clients who are not ready to sell. Always growing personally and professionally.
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