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- Rosemary

It’s YOUR homegirl, Rosemary Lewis…teacher turned top-producing real estate agent. Like best friends do, I’m giving you all the tea related to navigating and thriving in these real estate streets! Everything's better with friends, so let’s succeed together! 


Shortly after getting my real estate license, I joined a team. It was very challenging but I loved it for so many reasons. The structure took the guesswork out of what I was supposed to be doing. We had a large database of leads to call. The support and accountability helped me to stay on task and my team lead taught me so much about business and life. 

I thought that I would never leave. 

But as time went on, the structure and dynamics started to change—and honestly,  I changed too. It was becoming very clear that I’d outgrown the opportunity and the team was no longer a good fit but deep down I was scared to leave.  

After a few weeks of deliberating, I finally worked up the courage to have a conversation with my team lead. I was not good at having hard conversations but pulled into the office and headed upstairs. Before I stepped off the elevator, I said a little prayer and went to face my fears. 

As soon as I approached the office, my mouth felt dry and I was lightheaded.  All of the courage that I‘d mustered up went away, so I left. 

Shoulders slumped, I walked back to my car as doubts swirled in my head. Maybe this was a sign that I was making a mistake. What if I don’t have what it takes to do this business on my own? 

Feeling defeated, my husband called just as I was about to pull off to ask how everything went.

“I couldn’t do it,” I exclaimed. I proceeded to tell him how the timing wasn’t right, maybe I was in over my head and I wasn’t sure if I could be a solo agent. “I’m just scared.”

He listened patiently as I got it all out. Then he made a statement that changed my life forever. 

“Well Baby, sometimes you have to DO IT SCARED!” 

These words pierced because he was right. Oftentimes in life we want things to be just right before we make a move. We think that we have to be fully confident in our own abilities and that thought pattern often stops us from doing the things that God is calling us to do. 

This makes me think of Esther in the Bible. Esther faced a daunting task: to approach the king and advocate for her people, risking her life. Similarly, when I had to leave my team, I felt scared but knew it was necessary for growth.

In Esther 4:14, Mordecai tells her, “And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?” It’s a reminder that courage often involves acting despite fear, trusting in a higher purpose.

Are you wrestling with a decision but afraid to take the next step? 

I encourage you to read the book of Esther. She too was afraid but did it scared. She depended on God for her courage and strength and He used her greatly. He will do the same with you.

Your Real Estate Bestie,

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