AboutI was on track to become a psychiatrist when I needed a break from school. I started looking into other career paths that fell into my desire to help people during transitional periods of their lives and to pay off my $80,000 in student loan debt. After college graduation, I got my real estate license. I generate business in a variety of ways. Open houses are one of the essentials in our industry, and my goal is to make it an experience that is different from any other open house buyers go to. I was one of the first agents in my area to do open houses on weeknight evenings, which can work better than weekends for busy families. I have also tied my open houses into wine-and-cheese events and garage sales. I’ve had clients contact me to sell their homes because of what they experienced at one of my open houses. I also spoil my past clients in creative ways, like birthday cards and pumpkins, and I post something about real estate daily on social media. As for my student loans, I was able to pay them off in four years.