Today we’d like to introduce you to Amber Dorsey.
Amber, can you briefly walk us through your story – how you started and how you got to where you are today.
When I graduated college, I started teaching. I hated teaching, I wanted something that would allow me to grow in my career. In the interim, I worked a Dillard’s trying to figure out my plan. Real estate wasn’t the move, like it is today, but I met so many people there I grew intrigued with the business. I researched it over 100 times, but I couldn’t wrap my head around paying close to $1k like that. I wasn’t mature enough to invest in me and truth be told, I was scared to fail. So, I took a job for a city, while working there, I was the Community Relations Coordinator, I organized all City events, published all city publications, press releases and I was to be present at all city news events. (Mainly PR and marketing work) As time progressed my roles increased to city budget (what your home taxes pay for), managing funds for HOA’s and overseeing planning and zoning request…. I was stepping into real estate and had no idea. As my functions grew, my manager’s distaste for me did too. It made working there so hard. I was so precise and any conversation I had via telephone or in person, was followed by e-mails. She couldn’t catch me slipping. But she did. She put me on administrative leave a week before my 27th birthday and that moment changed my life. I took my baby savings account and signed up for classes. Updated my LinkedIn, got fired and my phone rang to be a Marketing Director for a large residential developer. One day, I was at work, was a stressful day and picked a random day on the calendar to quit my job and pursue my dream full time.
Overall, has it been relatively smooth? If not, what were some of the struggles along the way?
No way, there is no such thing as a smooth road. So, as a Realtor I had to learn how to market me. I spent years marketing other businesses, I thought it meant I was bragging on me. Sometimes I struggle with that, but I can’t be my own worst enemy. I’d be lying if I said my business just boomed, it did at the beginning, it was like I announced I was working this deal or that deal and people came from everywhere. I got overwhelmed with them and I stopped marketing again, so I wasn’t building my pipeline and then I had a drought. So, I had to learn how to market me, even when I’m overwhelmed.
Money is always a huge issue for an entrepreneur. I was making money, lots of money and then my business would go through a drought of maybe a month and a half, but I had blown my money. I had to learn how to manage my money. It’s like I’m making it, but I didn’t have discipline. So, that was my hugest lesson. When you’re rich broke, you in the worse position EVER.
Dorsey Sells DFW- Realtor – what should we know? What do you guys do best? What sets you apart from the competition?
I’m a Realtor. I help people buy and sell homes. I’m most proud of the fact that I learned to believe in me so much, that I showed people I was trustworthy. I think I am most known for how personable I am in a transaction with my clients. I care and I’m honest. I’m not your normal sales person. I do have sales goals and numbers I aim to reach, but my main goal is to have a happy client and a forever friend, after each transaction.
What is “success” or “successful” for you?
Success to me is how I affect the people that work I with. When I end a transaction and my clients are happy and pleased, I know that this is what God called me to do.
- I am a buying specialist- it’s free to buyers
- I do apartment locating- it’s a free service
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