We had the good fortune of connecting with Jen Mompher and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jen, we’d love to hear more about how you thought about starting your own business?
Growing up, I was lucky enough to watch both of my parents establish businesses of their own, which allowed me to cultivate an appreciation for entrepreneurship. As my children got older and began leaving the nest, it felt like the right time for me to transition into a new role and pursue my dreams of starting my own business. It was important to me that I show my children that it is never too late to go after your goals or change career paths. The start of my real estate business truly signifies a new chapter in my life— the beginning of the legacy I hope to leave behind.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
When I look back on my real estate progress thus far, it is evident how much perseverance and determination it took to get to where I am now. One of the challenges that I am consistently working to overcome is navigating this business with a learning disability. It is no easy trek, but I am thankful for the patience and consideration of those that I work with. With that being said, one of the things that sets me apart from other realtors is my passion for education. I worked as an educator for thirty years; coming into this business, I knew that I wanted to be a source of knowledge for my clients. I loved the transition from teaching children to teaching adults about real estate. Working with first-time home buyers in particular, is something that gets me really excited. I really enjoy working side-by-side with my clients from the beginning to end, and sharing knowledge as we go. I take a lot of pride in being a realtor that my clients can see as a friend. It is important to me that I make the buying/selling process as fun as it can be for everyone that I work with. Real estate has given me the opportunity to form so many great relationships, and touch so many lives.
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
The Colorado Springs area offers so many adventures, a week might not be long enough to fit everything in. I would definitely take my friend to visit Garden of the Gods, Manitou Springs, Paint Mines Interpretive Park, and the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, just to name a few. This city is home to so many interesting museums, fun hiking trails, and locally owned restaurants and breweries, it seems like the fun never ends!
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to thank my family for providing me with unconditional support, encouragement, and patience during this journey. Your faith in me has allowed me to remain confident, optimistic, and determined.