Many of our most successful agents have something in common: they are moms. When you think about it, the traits of a great mom are the same characteristics that make up a superstar real estate agent. Moms are smart, compassionate, savvy multi-taskers who genuinely care about helping others. They know how to make things happen! For a mom looking to re-enter the workforce, becoming a real estate agent is an ideal option.
Our mom agents say that a career in real estate allows them to combine a flexible schedule with unlimited income potential, so they can adjust their own work/life balance. We love helping moms pursue this career option, so earlier this year we started a “Moms Welcome” initiative at Northwood.
To help kick it off, we invited 10 mom bloggers from western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio to meet with five of our Northwood Moms. Over some snacks and desserts, the bloggers and Northwood moms got to know each other by trading stories about balancing career and motherhood. Our moms shared their experiences of being a real estate agent while maintaining hectic family lives. The conversations were full of helpful tips and plenty of funny antidotes ("…and how big is your laundry pile?"). The bloggers later posted highlights about what they gained from the discussions.
Are you a mom thinking of a career outside of the home? Take a look at what these mom bloggers discussed with our Northwood moms. Their shared insights about balancing life, family and a real estate profession just might encourage you to explore a new career option!
"Beautiful conversation about what it's REALLY like trying to balance career and motherhood. Go be inspired before you dig into your week, mommas!"
- Brynne, Femme Frugality
"…it was encouraging to see a bunch a smiling working moms who actually like their jobs and believe that it makes them better."
- Chaton, Chaton’s World
"We talked shop: motherhood, life, jobs, and how to make it all work as Northwood for Moms really know and experience the truest level of letting life come together…"
- Dana, Lavishly Living Life Out Loud
"The number one tip–set up a support system. Recruit family and friends to your super team instead of exhausting yourself trying to be a super woman."
- Heather, Diary of a First Time Mom
"The top two reasons they all agreed that it was the best job EVER? Flexibility + the sky is the limit on your salary!"
- Kelly, Pgh Momtourage
"We all learned some valuable lessons throughout our conversations. These women truly understand the sacrifice that all moms and women make to achieve theirs and their family’s goals."
- Maria, Adventures of the Mommy Homemaker
"Hearing her made me think about the little things we do daily in our careers, homes and with our families that pass the legacy of good living down to our children."
- Muffy, Brown Mamas
"They spoke with so much passion when they shared their reasons for joining Northwood Realty. The one thing that was a constant in the conversation was the way they were treated, and how the company understood moms."
- Nicole, Champagne to Crayons
"Northwood doesn’t just accept that some women happen to become moms, but instead specifically recruits moms to become part of their team. With an acute appreciation that working moms are extremely organized, loyal, and driven, Northwood has really hit the mark with their corporate culture."
- Nicole, Mediterranean Baby
"This road of motherhood is hard and we can’t do it alone. We all need a hand every now and again, and lets look no further than our fellow moms!"
- Rachel, Third Stop on the Right