In 1975, whilst still in High School, other kids were playing football, baseball, basketball and other sports. However, I was not one of those "cool kids." Rather, I had an IBM Selectric typewriter and could type 100 words per minute. I know you're in awe of that, because I was some kind of "special." Others were winning archery contests, and I placed 7th in the State of Texas typing contest. Yes, I was a competitor, but not like most. (They don't even teach typing any more . . . )
Oh well, I typed others' term papers for them for $$$MONEY!! (And made lots of it . . . the only time I, too, was a "cool kid!" lol)
Nonetheless, as the nerdy fat kid, my mother focused on my future and insisted that I get a real estate license, which, at the time, required me to go through a court procedure and get "my disability of minority" removed. This made me a "legal adult" which allowed me to get a Texas real estate license. (Oh, by the way, this is no longer possible.)
But I was fascinated with real estate, and Pearland was just a little "berg" south of Houston of which even I was unaware. Little did I know that I would ultimately become a Pearland real estate agent. But I digress. So, let's fast-forward to my topic today: how I became a Pearland REALTOR EMERITUS from the National Association of Realtors. The certificate says "1978 - 2018." Yes, on September 1, 1978, I started my first real estate company named "Sam Ferreri Co., Realtors, A Professional Real Estate Service." (versus unprofessional?) I dunno . . . I was 20. So, 40 (or 43) years later, I'm awarded the infamous status of "Realtor Emeritus."
When I Googled "emeritus," it told me that this usually describes someone who is retired from a long career or dead. --Sad face-- I am NEITHER! I'm very much alive, and I work every day helping buyers and sellers of Pearland real estate right here in my office at RE/MAX Top Realty. To date, I've helped over 9,400 such buyers and sellers . . . and I'm looking to double that BEFORE the term "emeritus" actually applies!
CAN YOU HELP ME REACH MY GOAL? My purpose in life is to provide an outstanding experience for every buyer and seller of real estate in Houston, Pearland, Manvel, or wherever they want! But I need your help. If you think that I'm worthy of your referrals, won't you please give the next person you hear who's thinking of buying or selling real estate my name and number?
All you have to do is say, "Call PearlandSam.com" You can always find me there!
God bless you, and here's to the next 40 or 43 years of real estate service from YOUR "REALTOR EMERITUS," Sam Ferreri.