A buyer’s agent helps you find your next home, negotiate an offer, and overcome any setbacks along the way. It’s important to find someone who loves helping people, is eager to make sure you are happy, and knows where to find help should they need it. For those reasons and a few more, that’s why we asked Jason Sweeney and Victoria Garey to join our team.
These two newbies joined our team in January and were immediately tasked with passing the exam to get their license as a buyer’s agent. They both did so within 30 days; no easy feat. Since then, they’ve been helping people close on their dream homes and loving every minute of it.
New Agents Changed Careers to be Real Estate Agents
Sweeney and Garey were both in different industries at the end of 2019. Sweeney was traveling a lot for work and felt as if he was in this perpetual loop. Never being home or having a life outside of work was weighing on him and he needed to make a change.
Garey worked as a retail manager for over 10 years, managing six stores in the Baltimore district. She was excited to make a change to real estate because meeting new people was always something she loved.
When asked if the pandemic hitting in March (shortly after they earned their licenses) made them rethink their decision, both laughed and said absolutely not.
Taking Care of Yourself
At Troyce Gatewood & Partners, we encourage everyone to prioritize time for themselves. What does that look like for Sweeney and Garey?
Sweeney has been playing guitar since he was 14 years old. About an hour before bed, he stays away from technology and leans into his musical ability. This helps him end the day on a peaceful “note,” so to speak.
He also focuses on his health and nutrition. Crossfit means a lot to him for the exercise aspect and also the community. It’s an opportunity to talk to people, socialize, and encourage each other. Sweeney usually heads over to they gym in the afternoon but in the summer months he might pull himself out of bed in the wee hours of the morning in order to get a workout in before it gets too hot.
As for Garey, she loves antiquing. Finding a good deal and negotiating is one of her passions. (Homebuyers take note!) Her greatest find was an antique inkwell for her to keep her paint or ink. She loves drawing people and portraits.
She lives outside of the city and appreciates the privacy and beautiful view of a farm that her home offers. The location is perfect for her and her husband, and their 3.5-pound yorkie, Nihla Grace.
What They Like Most About Being a Real Estate Agent
This sounds cliché but both Jason Sweeney and Victoria Garey absolutely love helping people. That is why they fit right in here. Being able to solve any problems that come along and reassure buyers feels good. And knowing they are a part of a team that helps everyone succeed feels even better.
“The home-buying process isn’t as intimidating or scary as you think,” says Garey. “I didn’t have someone to help me when I bought my first home. I want to be there for my clients and educate them along the way.”
These two incredibly hard-working individuals have big hearts and are ready to help you find your next home. Give us a call at (301) 379-9441 to get started.
Expanding the Award-Winning Team
Choosing your representative can be tough but we make it easy. With several agents to choose from, we can pair you up with the right fit for you. Ready to get started?