Name: Becky Anderson
Position and Location: Sales Associate
with RE/MAX Valley Homes in Mt. Vernon.
A REALTORŪ Since: 1995.
Designations Earned: GRI, CRS.
How I Chose this Career: My husband
encouraged me to get into this business when we arrived back in the
U.S. after living overseas for 14 years. I thought there
was no way in the world I would ever do anything like Real Estate.
I hadn't heard anything good about REALTORSŪ and I had no idea what
they did, since I grew up on a family farm and then had lived overseas.
When I heard they were changing the rules from 30 clock hours to 60
clock hours, I found a course starting in two days and I decided
to take the course to just to see what it was like. Shortly thereafter,
I joined this office.
Why I Stay with It: I love being
a REALTORŪ...meeting new friends and especially the variety of activities.
No two days are ever the same.
I Participate in the State Association to:
I believe strongly in our Association and what they do for us.
I am proud to participate in such a dynamic Association. I have
met the most wonderful people and I have personally grown so much by
being involved in the Local and State Associations.
Most Unusual REALTORŪ Memory: I went
to preview a cabin on the waterfront on Sammish Island and had to park
on the top of the hill and climb down a steep embankment to get to the
cabin. It was vacant and, once I stepped inside, I heard the outside
door latch fall down. The door locked from the outside! I was
locked in! I panicked and realized I didn't have my cell phone
with me. I had to pry a stuck window open before I was able to
crawl out, very relieved.
Most Challenging Part of the Job:
Dealing with angry or immature customers. If things don't go right—even
if it isn't your fault—you get blamed.
I Get Up Early/Stay Late to: I get
up early to feed my cows and horses. In the spring, summer and fall,
I like to ride my horses after work.
Outside Interests: I enjoy camping,
training horses, gardening, entertaining, grandkids, neices and nephews.
What I did on my Last Vacation: My
husband and I recently returned from a four-week vacation. We
drove six hours south of the border into Mexico with our truck and camper,
and we camped on the beach. We then drove to Dallas, Texas, and
met up with some friends on a dude ranch.
Why I'm Looking Forward to this Year:
I am excited about our market this year, and working my business smarter
by using more technology.
My Hot Tip for Colleagues: Always
be prompt and attentive to your customers. They don't realize
that you've been run ragged all day; make them feel very special and
you will be rewarded.
Rebecca Anderson was among those nominated for the W.A.R. 2000
REALTORŪ of the Year Award. She received the Skagit County 1999
REALTORŪ of the Year Award and was noted for service on a variety
of local and state committees: "The name Becky Anderson is
synonymous with REALTORŪ spirit."
4/19/01. Archived 5/3/01.