We had the good fortune of connecting with Heather Reed and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Heather, we’d love to hear about how you approach risk and risk-taking
When someone is dreaming about starting their own business, there can be so much fear over the unknown. What if my business fails? What if no one buys my product? What if I don’t make money? The “what ifs” can drive us into a dark corner of fear, where we don’t venture out to try something new. Life is risk. If we play small, we will accomplish small things. We have to take the risk of moving from “dreaming” to diving in and “doing”! When I started my own business there was huge risk. I was doing something I’d never done before. I risked our family’s finances and start up expenses. I risked failure. If we do the same thing we’ve always done, we can expect the same results we’ve always gotten. But there is incredible joy and satisfaction in being bold and trying something new.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
Real estate is a very competitive industry. Many agents rely on online leads and “cold calling” through lists to build clientele. I have decided instead to focus on providing excellent service to my clients – be available, listen, negotiate hard, answer questions, and give little surprises along the way – with hopes that if I provide exceptional service they are the lifeline to the future of my business. Working by referral can feel like a scary business model, but I find I am not only gaining referrals, but many new friends along the way. I have been ranked in the top 2% of agents in the Denver metro area. I am humbled by the confidence my clients have in me and their trust as they refer their family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers. It is success I could have never dreamed of when I started. I find myself excited to help others find success in their story; Dream about what they didn’t think was possible! We are changing our family tree and I want to share those gifts with others.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
If my best friend were visiting the area we would begin our day with a coffee from Monk & Mongoose. They have an amazing oatmilk latte, any of their drip brews are delicious, or I may even “treat” myself to one of their seasonal specialities. Then we would probably drive up into the mountains and spend the sunny hours of the day hiking and exploring. We may visit Red Rocks or go to Panorama point near Evergreen. We would enjoy a late lunch at Beau Jo’s Pizza, and then walk around the lake at Evergreen. We would cap off the day getting dressed up and eating at Ambli or Los Chingones.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I want to give a shoutout to my husband! Real estate has been an eventful journey….exciting, stressful, so many ups and downs, and he has been supportive through it all. We have been through highs and lows in our almost 12 years of marriage and there is no one else I would rather be on the ride with. Thank you for your constant support and encouragement!
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