In 2011, I began my real estate career after almost 30 years working a job at a law office, which experience has been beneficial in the transition. As a realtor, I am enjoying the scheduling flexibility, and the networking aspect. I feel great responsibly in assisting with possibly the greatest financial decision most make. Conversations regarding individual situations and needs, time lines, and budgets, and sensitivity to them, can make the process less frustrating for everyone involved. Unmet expectations and disappointments occur when goals are assumed or unclear. I feel that the relationship between a realtor and a client should be a partnership with a single pre-established goal.