By Nicole Rogers
OWEN – Jill Schindler, of Owen, recently began her new career as a licensed realtor. She was happy to tell about her recent career shift.
“I started, officially working with Exit Greater Realty in February of 2022. I had gone to the Exit office back in August of 2021 with questions on how to get started becoming a realtor. The broker/owner, Lana Mohs, was there and got me started with a questionnaire and text me a link to get started taking the 72 hour course. The course can be done at your own pace. I spent a couple hours each evening after work and four to six hours each weekend day. I started just before Thanksgiving and finished mid-January. Then I had to sign up to take my licensing exam. I was so happy I passed on the first try. Fifty percent of test takers do not pass on their first try. Then she helped me file for my licence and sign paperwork to become a member or the Exit Greater Realty team,” Schindler explained.
She went on to explain her role as a realtor is to help people list their home or property for sale, get the best value and make sure all facts are disclosed to avoid potential problems.
“I’m also looking for buyers, whether it’s first time buyers or someone buying that special cabin getaway or an investment property to rent. My job is to help you get through the tedious paperwork,” said Schindler.
Exit Realty started in Canada and has been around for about30 years. There are many individually owned business throughout North America,each with its own independent name variation. Exit Greater Realty started a few years ago in Wausau and also has offices in Marshfield, Irma and Medford.Schindler works predominantly in the Medford office. An additional office inthe Chippewa Falls/Eau Claire area is in the works. However much work is done online and going to meet sellers and buyers at the properties.
Schindler was raised in the Owen-Withee area, graduated in1993 and continued living in the area. She and husband, Drew Potocnik, live about 10 miles north of Owen in the township of Maplehurst. She has three children, Allison, 22, who lives in Augusta and works as a cosmetologist in Eau Claire, Nathan, 19, who lives at home but travels for work with CN Railroad and Lindsey, 11, who is a 6th grader at Owen-Withee middle school. Schindler is still currently working at Phillips Medisize in Medford until things pick up for her.
“I am so excited to start this new journey. I look forward to serving customers/clients in the area. Customers looking to get a hold of me to list their home or anyone in search of property to purchase may contact meat 715-560-8823 via call or text or email me at email@example.com You may also check out the company website at www.exitgreaterrealty.com to view available listings,” Schindler concluded, “If you know of a property you want to tour but it’s not listed with us, that’s not a problem. We work with all other realty groups.”
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