Growing up in the real estate business I was able to learn a lot being raised by my Mom, Dwan Bent-Twyford. It all started out with her carrying me on her hip, as an infant, going door-knocking to families in foreclosure. A great start of what’s to come! From there, it grew into so much more! I was with her for the entire ride; whether it was prying boards off vacant houses, going to closings, helping her paint, whatever it was, I was there. I absolutely loved growing-up and working in the business!
Fast forward to the adult me. I wanted to experience life in a different light and get a feel of what it was like to work for someone else. I quickly applied for the Disney College Program and was accepted after my interview. I moved to California soon after and was part of this awesome working internship! Honestly, I’m a Disney fanatic so I had an absolute blast working for the company. When the program was over and it was time to go back home, I felt sad and wanted to have yet another experience.
This is where I applied to work for MGM Resorts in Las Vegas. I landed a job at the reservations office and off I went onto what I thought would be another fun adventure but, that it was not! For a little while I enjoyed being in a new atmosphere, but soon enough, I started to feel trapped. I was confined to a cubicle, taking inbound calls for at least 8 hours a day and most of the time I would end up working overtime. I was slowly starting to feel like my talents were dwindling and not being used where I could thrive.
It was in Vegas where I realized, I already had all the knowledge to be my own boss and I love real estate. I had experienced what I wanted and it was time to go back to my true love.
Once back in Colorado, my family and I began working vigorously on so many projects, including rehabbing homes in the mountains! Talk about getting a work-out! Not only was I constantly carrying and loading boards, I was using every tool in the book. You name it, I’ve used it. I pay such close attention to detail, now more than ever, and I have learned to progress my trade and do a lot of custom work. It has been the best adventure, so far!
Now, we bring you the Colorado REIA! Designed to help you learn and gain the knowledge we have! After all, there can never be too many millionaires in the world! Don’t let time pass you by. One day you will stop to realize you never really got to be what you wanted to be. I’m so happy that I became aware of not living my dream in my early 20’s and made the change! I have never looked back and I never will. It’s all about the future, the opportunities, and the passion.