Profile: Megan C Moses, Realtor
I am Megan Moses, REALTOR® with Exit Real Estate Consultants in Deridder, La. I love our community and enjoy the small town life! I am a graduate of East Beauregard High School. I attended the Bob Brooks School of Real Estate in 2015 and began working for Exit Real Estate in 2016.
I chose this career as a way to supplement our family income but still be available for my children and husband when needed most. I have a wonderful husband and 3 beautiful children! God has blessed me beyond measures and for that I am grateful always! Call me anytime to buy or sell your home! 337-396-2909
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Megan’s answers to our Profile Questionnaire:
How do you best describe your business?
I help people find their dream home by making them feel comfortable and at home while working with me!
What is the best decision and the worst decision that you ever made about your business?
My worst decision in my business was thinking work would come to me in the beginning. That is unrealistic in real estate. If you want the work, you have to go out and get it. If not, there is always someone who will work harder for it and you will miss out on the opportunity. The best decision I have made is ALWAYS treating people with kindness regardless of the way they may treat me and ALWAYS be honest. All things good and bad come back around in the future.
What was the best and worst advice that you received from someone else about your business?
You will get out of it what you put into it.
What was the catalyst that led you to start your business when you did?
My children! I wanted a career that could provide for my family while still having the flexibility to be there for my children for field trips, recitals, ball games, etc. Real Estate has given me the opportunity to work around my children’s schedules and still be able to work a full time income producing job.
What was the hardest part about actually opening your business?
Patience. Good things come to those who wait! Start up costs of my business were great and it took a lot of time and hard work to get that back and to produce an actual positive income > expense ratio!
What do you wish you had known before starting your business?
That it is NOT a part time job! I was expecting to have more free time but in reality you work every spare minute, even at night while the family sleeps.
What is your best advice for someone considering opening her own business?
Very carefully analyze every expense you will have to be aware of the income you must achieve to clear a paycheck and never cut corners. It is always cheaper, quicker, and smarter to do things right the first time! Also, organization is key!
Did you have a mentor, or a woman in business who inspired you (at any age)?
Mrs. Terri Stovall, who gave me my first “grown up” job and who became more than a boss, but family! She has always encouraged furthering education and hard work and has always looked out for my best interests even when it meant quitting that job.
What skills do you think it takes to be successful as a woman in business?
Organization, self accountability, and determination.
What has been your proudest business moment?
Selling my first investment property.
What are your plans for the future with your business?
To become the agent in our community that people always know they can trust.
Do you have any recommended resources for women considering going into business?
I’d say speak to people who you can trust who has already done it. Learn from someone’s actual mistakes.
What do you think has helped the most with the success of your business?
Not being afraid to ask a question or to admit that I was wrong about something.
Do you have any closing thoughts that you would like to share with other Female Entrepreneurs?
If it’s important enough to you, you can make it happen!