Today I have a special treat for you that I am so excited to share! I have an interview with Beverly Meaux of Bev and Bob Homes LLC. Beverly specializes in real estate, moving, and business ventures, so we were more than excited to pick her brain about all of the above. Hope you enjoy and learn as much from her interview as I have.
How did you get into the real estate business?
I’ve been in the business 10 years now. I started part-time about 2 years. My husband and I had two investment properties. Once my mom died suddenly before hitting 60 it made me question if I was doing what made me happy. Or would I be like her and dad, wait until I retire to do what I really love, then get sick and unable to pursue it? With that mindset and the knowledge that I also love PR and marketing, which was my full time job, I got my license and took off.
What are you passionate about outside of work?
Very passionate about being more and more healthy every day, working to have a clear mindset, goals, providing our children with a great foundation, and understanding what’s in my control and what’s not.
What are the most important things a person can know before selling or buying a home?
I have a lot of blogs on this, one useful one is here, http://www.trulia.com/blog/beverly_and_bob_meaux/2013/05/get_buyers_to_salivate_over_your_home_for_sale_walk_away_proud
For buyers and sellers:
1. Know your numbers (know what you can afford to do in detail)
2. Know your agent’s experience level
3. Know that buying and selling is a detailed process with a lot of potential curveballs, and you don’t know how to interpret every facet of the process just because you have access to a lot of information.
What are some real estate myths you have heard?
Myths as an agent or seller or buyer? Agent: the job is so easy, anyone can do it. Seller: pick the agent with the most signs, they’ve gotta be good. Buyer: the biggest myth is when a buyer sees a home online they automatically assume that agent next to that home is the only agent that can show them the house.
What was your favorite property you have sold or been a part of?
My favorite property was a home I sold about 8 years ago because I got the listing after going through the homeowner’s extensive Q&A process. They received multiple offers, about 9 or 10, within the week. And, still to this day, they always recommend me to someone every couple of months or so.
What is the best advice you ever received?
Knowing yourself and what drives you in life is the most important thing to propelling your career and life forward.
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