Author Maria Renhart once observed that writers will go though all kinds of obstacles to remain writers.
She adds, “It would be far easier (and nearly always more profitable) to become a real estate agent.”
Local realtor Priscilla Mooney feels profitability has at least returned to the real estate market.
“It has rebounded,” she notes, “I must say we were very fortunate to live and work here with our market. Even though it seemed slower and it did take longer for homes to sell, our market stayed very stable. Some areas as well as certain price ranges lost some ground, but we never took a big hit. One reason is we never really saw an inflated marketplace in the first place.”
Despite Renhart’s insistence that it’s easier to be a real estate agent than a writer, Mooney has discovered the rewards that come from working hard in her industry. (That happiness inspired Mooney’s daughter in Colorado to choose the same career. Her daughter is experiencing the same joy.)
A veteran entrepreneur, Mooney decided a while back to take another direction.
“I was very intrigued with the real estate business."
“I knew it was rewarding and that it required hard work and determination. I looked for
something that allowed me to answer to myself and to know I had done my very best for all of my clients. For over 20 years now, most of them with Re/max Realty (40 Grove Street, Pittsford), I am happier than ever that I made the right choice.”
Mooney is inspired by the words of journalist William Allen White:
“I am not afraid of tomorrow for I have seen yesterday and I love today.”
Her todays are filled with realty, family, and the pleasurable realities of life in Rochester.