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Newly-minted real estate associate Tess Wynn was attracted to ACTS Housing because the work is genuine.
“I didn’t want to sell someone a house just to make money,” she said.
Homes are something she is passionate about. She bought her own home when she was only 22.
She started with ACTS as a volunteer and then worked part-time as marketing assistant. She later took the plunge in becoming a realtor this past summer because she wanted to work more with people.
Although she’s only been a realtor for six weeks, she’s showing promise. She just received her first accepted offer on a city of Milwaukee tax-foreclosed property and has two other buyers she is working with.
“I didn’t know much about real estate, but I’m learning so if I can do it, you can too,” she said. Tess admitted she didn’t like school, but the 72-hour real estate course was a breeze for her—at least until exam day.
“They made me take my shoes off to make sure I didn’t have slips of paper in them,” she said.
Her education isn’t stopping there. Tess is on the move learning Spanish to better communicate with clients.
“I’ve started playing video games in Spanish,” she said. “It’s helpful, but I’m learning weird words.”
“No real estate situations are going to come up in your living room,” she said. “I’m just trying to experience as much as possible [in the office].”
Tess’ Tips on Becoming an ACTS Realtor
- Make sure you are comfortable being in distressed homes in challenged neighborhoods.
- Have a passion for helping people become first-time homeowners.
- Be willing to work hard to help hardworking families.