If you’ve been reading this blog for a while, you know my passion lies with writing about topics that really matter. The eternal things. The things that affect our salvation. The cultural changes that are leading us into the future.
In a world that makes sense (to me, anyway) this would be my full-time job. In reality, it barely provides bourbon money.
For those of you who don’t know, my wife owns a real estate brokerage in Northern Virginia. I also work for the company: I do marketing, design, website management, signs and graphics, business cards, social media, etc. Recently, I also got licensed as a Realtor. Lately, I’ve been spending more of my time here, writing about the Church, than there, selling houses. I’m doing an inventory of my life these days, and I realize that I need to put my priorities back in order and do a better job following my first vocation, as important as this avocation is to me.
Real estate isn’t about sales. It’s about people. It’s about one of the most basic needs people have: shelter. We help people buy homes. We help them sell homes. We help them find the homes that are right for them. Any successful real estate business is built on relationships. It requires trust. It demands integrity.
I know that a number of my readers live and work in Northern Virginia. If you, or anyone you know, is looking to buy or sell a home, please have them contact me. I’m a relatively new agent, but I’m married to the broker, and it’s no exaggeration when I say that she is the best at this business that I have ever seen. Something I’ve learned watching my wife do this for the past decade is that you won’t get the business if you don’t ask. So I’m asking.
I absolutely intend to keep writing here in my off-hours. But like all of you, I have a day job to attend to. Your business referrals help keep food on the table for my six kids. And when my kids are fed and happy, I can spend time writing about the topics that give you a reason to come back.
Thanks in advance for your business and referrals.
Steve Skojec is a storyteller, writer, blogger, photographer, designer, and sci-fi fan. He is the Founding Publisher and Executive Director of OnePeterFive.com. He received his BA in Communications and Theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville in 2001. He lives in Arizona with his wife Jamie and six of their seven children.