We had the good fortune of connecting with Jessica Noble and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Jessica, can you share the most important lesson you’ve learned over the course of your career?
I think the most important lesson I’ve learned in my career is that it’s ok to fail sometimes. I’ve found I’ve learned more through my failures or mistakes, than I’ve ever learned getting it all right. I was in escrow long before I became an agent and during the housing bubble burst of 2007, I was one of the casualties of the layoffs that were taking place. It was weird, I kind of knew it was coming and I almost welcomed it. BUT, I thought it would give me a chance to get back into the same industry and that actually proved to be wrong. That’s how I started my journey as a Realtor and ultimately to being a Broker and owning my own brokerage. I’ve made mistakes with clients over the years, I’ve failed and had to start over, but each time I learn a valuable lesson and I grow stronger in my business and in life.
What should our readers know about your business?
I started in real estate in 1996, when I began working as a receptionist for a large escrow and title company. I worked my way up quickly and in no time was working as a senior escrow officer. Then came 2007 and the fall of the housing market. I was laid off and couldn’t find a new job as an escrow officer. It was devastating, but eye opening. I learned that my calling was not to go back to escrow, it was to forge a new path. So, I was hired as an assistant by a past client and put through real estate school. I worked for about a year and a half and then decided to become a full-time agent. That was not an easy time, as it was in the middle of the short-sale and foreclosure era. Prices in the market were low and you had to work twice as hard to make the same amount of money. But I knew that if I could survive and be successful in that type of market I could thrive when the market was good. Fast forward a few years and many transactions later and then I decided to get my broker’s license. I went back to real estate school and achieved my Broker’s license. I worked a few more years and thought to myself, I’m ready to do this TRULY on my own and last year (2020) opened my own brokerage. What a crazy year to do that, but honestly, it was one of my best years. Yes, there were a lot of challenges, but this was when I learned that people just want to feel SAFE when they’re working with you. That not only means with what’s going on in the world, but when working with you. So, I make sure I’m available for them and answer any and EVERY question. I treat my clients like family (probably better than my family) and I want them to know that when I work with them their needs are going to be met by me and I will make the process as stress-free as possible!
Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Ok, well, if it’s MY best friend we’re hitting the hiking trails! We’ll probably hike at least 4 of the days she’s here. We can hike the Superstitions, maybe Camelback and we can even check out the McDowell Mountains. We’ll grab some food at some of my favorite places, like High Tide in Gilbert, I also love the new downtown area in Gilbert, we’ll grab tacos and margaritas at Joyride, maybe grab a burger or chicken sandwich at OHSO or if we want to eat a great healthy salad we’ll go to Culinary Dropout. If she’s here a full week, we’ll probably at least take one day, head up to visit Sedona and take in the breathtaking Red Rock views. We’ll take a hike or a jeep tour, depending on weather and courage! Then, if we find ourselves with more time, we can do some shopping at San Tan Mall or get pedicures at a local nail salon. The possibilities around town are endless!
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I need to give a big shoutout to my family. When I decided to take this journey of becoming a Realtor, it was in the middle of the housing bubble burst and initially they thought I was crazy. However, my dad ,my mother and my grandmother took a chance on me and financed my start in full-time real estate. They not only gave me the funds to get started, but they had faith in me and my abilities to make a business during a tough time in real estate. There have been some tough times over the years, but I’ve come a long way. Then, last year, with the blessings and encouragement of my family (including my kids and my new husband) I embarked on the new journey of opening my own Real Estate Brokerage and now look forward to creating even bigger successes . My family has been my support all along and they have driven me to the success I have today.
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