Shannon Hesse – Wise Living Real Estate:
Before venturing into becoming a REALTOR®, Shannon Hesse, our Broker in Charge, worked in various sales roles, including the director of marketing for the Mississippi Quarter Horse Association in Tupelo. “I had to recruit dozens of vendors for the Dixie National in Jackson,” she remembered, “and I did not know the first thing about horses. I was teased relentlessly about my lack of ‘horsiness, but it was a great ice-breaker with the horse community.”
Like many REALTORS® before, Shannon found it scary at first to jump into a commission-only career after working steady jobs that offered benefits. “But I did that in 2012,” she related, “and I have never looked back!” She has found success in the field with over 425 transactions with a volume of more than $123M.
Shannon is a Graduate Real Estate Institute (GRI) instructor, one of only nine in the state of Alabama. When asked about how this came about, Shannon explained: “I was in the Alabama Association of REALTORS® leadership class in 2018, and Jim Lawrence and I got to be good friends. He’s a titan of the real estate industry who’s been an instructor for 40 years. I told him I loved teaching, and he became my mentor.” Last month, Shannon had the honor of co-teaching Jim Lawrence’s last GRI class. “
Learn more about how Shannon Hesse continues to create opportunities in our community in our latest issue: https://bit.ly/3P6VJZZ
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