We had the good fortune of connecting with Janie Halaba and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Janie, how do you think about risk?
Taking risks is a part of who I am. You will never know if something is possible unless you try it. If you end up failing, it is a learning lesson for the next time. I don’t intend to have any regrets in life, only experiences and memories. This has played a huge role in my life and career. If I think it is possible, I am going to try it. Becoming a Real Estate agent is no exception. As long as you are passionate about what you do, you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. My goal is to help as many people as possible find the home of their dreams, invest, relocate, etc.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
I am a Colorado native. I have a well rounded background in alot of different avenues. I became a massage therapist after highschool and then got into the Mortgage Industry for over a decade, all the while learning to fly planes and helicopters. I obtained my private license on both a plane and helicopter and held multiple positions in Mortgage while finally deciding that Real Estate was an even better fit for me. There is such a rush when you get your client under contract or get them offers on the their home you are helping sell. It was definitely an uncertain leap going into Real Estate not knowing if I would be successful, especially in the middle of Covid hitting, but with hard work and follow up, I am on track to do well.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
First, I would take them on a helicopter ride over Red Rocks, so that they could see it’s true beauty from the air and then take them to go hike the stairs and walk around it physically later that day. After that- we would stop in Morrison and have lunch or happy hour at any of the restaurants along main street. A day trip to Breckenridge and then Idaho Springs on the way back is always a favorite. The Peaks lounge in the Hyatt downtown is a favorite for Happy Hour to see a view of the whole city. Renting scooters and riding around the 16th street mall. Downtown Golden is great to hang out and people watch. Lastly, going to Estes Park and staying the night at the Stanley Hotel on the Haunted Floor and the Shining plays on the TVs all day.
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 would like to give a shout out to Keller Williams Urban Elite, specifically the Team Lead- Cara Gurule and my Coach -Guy Nahmiach. They have set me up with the support, training and skills that have been key to my success so far. I would also like to give a shout out to Ben Adams at North Pointe Bank and Marybeth Heckler at Loan Simple for giving me the courage and support I needed during each of my transactions that most people in their positions wouldn’t offer sparingly.