Discover success just like Dave Hooke’s Sales Director, Sinjin Martin.

Hi! Sinjin Martin here, Sales Director at Dave Hooke Real Estate Team. Today, I would like to share my real estate journey and how it changed my life.

My journey into real estate started in 2016. I’d been working at a local restaurant, Cafe Bruges in Carlisle, for about ten years, but I realized it wasn’t the right fit for my future. I wanted to start a family, get married, and have kids, but late hours at work didn’t align with the life I envisioned.

So, I had a chat with my parents, who had been involved in real estate, and it seemed like a good fit for me. I got licensed and started out on my own as an independent agent. I enjoyed connecting with people and helping them find homes, but there were parts of the job, like paperwork, that didn’t energize me.

“Looking ahead, I feel confident about the future because I’ve laid out a clear plan with one-, three-, five-, and ten-year goals.”

After about three years on my own, I got engaged and started thinking about my future. I had a conversation with a friend, Drue Richmond, whom I now work closely with every day. He mentioned an opportunity to join a great team, which I hadn’t considered before. It seemed like the perfect chance to focus on what I loved about real estate—helping people find homes—while getting support with the parts I didn’t enjoy as much.

I joined Dave Hooke’s team in 2018, and since then, I’ve moved up the ladder from a buyer’s agent to a listing agent, and now I’m the sales director. It’s exciting because I’ve been able to align my career goals with my life goals with the help of my wife. This new role allows me to empower my colleagues and give back to the team that has supported me.

Looking ahead, I feel confident about the future because I’ve laid out a clear plan with one-, three-, five-, and ten-year goals. My wife and I talk about it often and dream together, which gets us excited. Having a path and a supportive team around me makes the future look bright.

If you’re thinking about starting a career in real estate or just curious about it, I encourage you to give us a call at (717) 216-0860 or send an email to Rest assured, we will answer your questions and guide you through your real estate journey.

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