Chattanooga Area Under Flood Warning; High Winds Expected Saturday Night

Kim Bass: Own Your Story

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - by Kim Bass, president, Greater Chattanooga Realtors

My family, friends, and clients hear me talk about “leaning in” a lot. When we lean in, we give everything we’ve got to something we’re passionate about. It becomes part of our story.

The National Association of Realtors (NAR) has chosen “Own Your Story” as their theme for 2019.

As our local Association’s president, this year I’m asking the Greater Chattanooga Realtors to lean in to their story, and so I’ll start with my mine:

I’ve held many different jobs over the years.

I’ve worked as an X-Ray technician. I’ve sold advertising, worked in customer service, and was even a bookkeeper. As different as these jobs sound from one another, they had a common thread; these were positions where I dealt directly with the public. I wanted to serve those around me.

I worked with a young woman who had a wonderfully sweet five-year-old daughter who had special needs. This young mother was also a war widow. Her husband had been killed in Afghanistan while she was pregnant. Her daughter had learning difficulties and needed to be in a certain school that had the right programs to help her. It was difficult at times, but we worked together and found a place that met all of her needs. 

That was a number of years ago, and we still talk. Her daughter is thriving, and she thanks me for my help in her time of extraordinary need.

That is one chapter in my story. That’s why I am a proud Greater Chattanooga Realtor.

Every day more than 2,000 Realtors in Greater Chattanooga get the honor of serving our community’s property needs, whether it’s buying or listing a house or commercial property. We are here to help guide our clients through a major point in their life.

We’re proud of our story, where we’ve been and where we’re going. As you work with your Realtor, help him or her best serve you by sharing your story – what are your goals as related to buying, selling or investing? Contact a REALTOR® today to start writing your next chapter.

Greater Chattanooga Realtors is The Voice of Real Estate in Greater Chattanooga. A regional organization with more than 2,000 members, Greater Chattanooga Realtors is one of some 1,300 local boards and associations of Realtors nationwide that comprise the National Association of Realtors®. Greater Chattanooga Realtors service Hamilton and Sequatchie counties in southeast Tennessee, and Catoosa, Dade, and Walker counties in northwest Georgia. For more information, visit www.gcar.net or call 423.698.8001.


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