Yesterday our Real Estate Office was audited by our Tennessee Real Estate Commission auditor. This is stressful anytime, but this one was MY first audit experience as a relatively new Principal Broker.
Thanks to Leslie Helm, our top listing and selling agent, it couldn't have been better. As we went through the "closed files", we found small details that were minor inconsistencies, but for the most part we were in great shape. We ended the day with NO VIOLATIONS and Mr. Auditor went home with his paperwork.
Although the process was stressful, it was also a great learning experience. We took advantage of having a real estate expert right across the table. Our questions were answered and we gained invaluable clarification on procedure. Many times you just don't get that in a CE Class - at least not to the degree we were able to achieve with follow-up questions.
After a frustration trip to the grocery store on the way home (no roasted chicken - no egg rolls to take home for dinner), I arrived home in time to see this wonderful display off my back porch.
That made up for everything. How can you stay stressed out when this beauty is overwhelming?