By Amanda Shore

Sometimes in the hustle and bustle of everyday life, you find yourself asking “what REALLY matters”? It is so easy as mamas to get caught up in checklists and to-dos and schedules and daily planners and… LIFE. In the process, we can miss special moments that can never be retrieved. The same thing can happen in the life of a real estate professional. I know I am guilty at times of getting so involved in the details of a transaction that I miss a first time buyer’s joy as they enter “the” home for the first time or the teary eyes of an empty nester as they close the door for the last time on the home where they raised their children. We are all so driven these days, and life is hectic. We want immediate gratification and have an attention span of about 7 seconds (if that long). We always feel we should be doing more and wearing more hats and expect others to do the same.

shoreteamlogobrokers KWLSI just turned 40 (gasp!), and in the preceding year I had really felt a tug on my heart to slow down personally, professionally, and spiritually. So, when the opportunity presented itself to join a real estate company that boldly proclaims “God, Family, Business”, in that order, I was intrigued. Lisa (my business partner and the keeper of my sanity!) and I really dug deep and looked within to see if this was what we needed. We were perfectly happy where we were and not looking for a change, but I don’t believe in coincidence. I can look back at the puzzle pieces now and clearly see God opening me up to the possibility of making a change… one which I had never ever even considered. Lisa also felt an excitement that couldn’t be contained… to be able to re-prioritize our lives while still making our customers feel number one was an ideal too important to ignore!

KW logo small for KWLSTo make a long story short, Lisa and I took a huge leap of faith and have been so very blessed and humbled to be a part of the emergence of the new Keller Williams office here in Winston-Salem. We did it initially because we believed so much in the business model of an agent driven company as well as the caliber of the other agents involved in the foundation of the local office; but, the longer I am here, the more I see “God, Family, Business” truly lived and encouraged. The KW business model gives us the tools to build a legacy for our families by fostering cooperation with our fellow agents and stellar customer service. We have access to the tools needed to run our businesses as OUR businesses, with the customers’ needs in mind. Projects such as Red Day and organizations like KW Cares encourage giving of our time and resources to those in need. Locally, our Winston-Salem KW office daily fosters a culture that promotes “careers worth having, businesses worth owning, and lives worth living.” I don’t know about you, but that is exactly what this “old” girl needs!

Sponsored by Amanda K. Shore, Broker/REALTOR with The Shore Team at Keller Williams