Jenny Pham, Broker
I started real estate during the crash: buyers couldn’t buy and sellers couldn’t sell. Equity was a fancy thing and lending was tight. I navigated through the waves of shortsales, foreclosures, and loan mods with emotional sellers and doubting buyers. There were so many moments of wanting to quit to get back to my life of being a respected and stable CPA. But the love for real estate pulled me back. Real estate wasn’t a job. It wasn’t just a way to make a living. It is a passion, a career and almost a destiny.
“When you do something you love, you never work a day in your life”. That is what I feel about doing real estate. The feeling when you sit down with first time home buyers explaining the process, the moment you deliver them the key to their first homes, the joy of helping home sellers so that they can move to the next chapter, the excitement of negotiating deals for clients and investors, the satisfaction after solving problems arising in transactions, the appreciation from the people whose lives were touched, are the experiences that I am so blessed to have in my life.
In a world where there are so many temptations, so much competition and ethics could be in the gray areas, I operate in ways such that if I were a client, I would hire me as the realtor. When I can always feel confident about that thought, I know in my mind and my heart that I am doing the right things.