Off and Running

It’s amazing how fast our family business and my career as a real estate agent are growing!  We went from peaks and valleys to constant peaks.  Trevor has been working 7 days/week and  we have projected the company will soon be at the break even point.  Simultaneously I have taken every course offered and am working with buyers and sellers as a REALTOR with Coldwell Banker in Siesta Key.

It is energizing to build a new business.  I find I’m up before day break and don’t seem to tire despite a few 14 hour days.  I teeter-totter between developing a marketing/branding plan (I’m now Sarasota Shawn! ) and actually doing the work.  Of course eventually I’ll have to find that balance between personal and professional sides but for now it is fun and exciting and why stop when you are having a blast?

Getting up early has a distinct advantage.  We get a jump on the day and can take some time in the morning to enjoy nature and each other before running in different directions.

The other day Bob and I decided to take a walk along the Venice jetty.  It was a brisk morning – an un-Floridian 55 degrees.  Brrr.  It has pretty difficult to complain too much as our friends and family in New York, New Jersey and Maine were experiencing lows in the 30’s and even some snow.   However blood thins quickly and we were moving pretty fast.  The water was actually warmer than the air and we had higher than usual waves. Surfers abounded!  My once surfer husband wasn’t enticed though.

The choppy water wasn’t all that enticing to the fishermen but the birds certainly didn’t care.

I walked back to the car, hugged my husband, and again asked “what took us so long to move here?”


About Shawn Phillips

As someone who has relocated several times – buying and selling houses of my own for personal and investment purposes – I can easily put myself in my clients’ shoes. I know what I needed from my Realtors and I attempt to provide that or better for my clients. My family relocated to Charleston six years ago and my love for the city and the lifestyle is one I enjoy sharing with others. Prior to entering real estate in the Low Country I was a hospital administrator for many years in Charleston and New York City and was a Realtor in Sarasota, Florida. Leveraging my experience, I pride myself in providing outstanding client service, availability, personal touches, multi-faceted marketing, and skilled negotiations. The level of trust given to me by a client is the greatest compliment I receive as a professional. It is the foundation of my practice. My dedication to each and every client is evident before, during, and after the sale!
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