Congratulations to Nancy Dew Metcalf for being the first to be recognized with this award.
Coldwell Banker Pacific Properties recently awarded Nancy Dew Metcalf the Inaugural Founders Award. The award recognizes top producers who demonstrate a positive spirit, a high degree of professionalism, and live the company’s Core Values each day.
Nancy said that the award was a complete surprise to her and almost everyone else. As a result, Scott (Punahou ’74) was not there to share the excitement but daughter Ashley (Punahou ’04) was; but more on that later.
Nancy received her Realtor license during the summer of 1978. When asked why she chose real estate Nancy says it was not a planned outcome: “Growing up with my mom in the business I swore I would NEVER do this job. It was tough back then waiting for her to pick me up from school. She was always late and there were no cell phones for me to know when she was coming. I spent a lot of time waiting outside McNeil Hall watching the front gate.”
Don’t we all remember those endless hours spent waiting to be picked up! Fortunately for Nancy, she would often go to Ann Yoshida’s house that was close by. She said that, because her mother was one of the few working moms, many other moms “adopted” and were great to her during those days.
And that brings us back to daughter Ashley who saw Nancy win her award. She was there because she too has decided to work in real estate. Was this part of a master plan?
Not according to Nancy who says she never expected her daughter to work with her. But, when Ashley was ready to finish college, a friend asked what she was going to do. Ashley was considering a couple of job offers but responded that she was “waiting for my mom’s offer.”
Nancy says that she now LOVES working with Ashley and appreciates no longer having to do mailers and the other tedious but oh so necessary parts of the job. Best of all, she has someone who she can trust to step in and take care of the clients when needed.
I guess that’s a way to love what you’re doing while loving who you’re working with!
To learn more about Nancy’s work visit her website.
P.S. Nancy wanted to add that classmate Anne Hogan Perry was also recognized at the same event for being the top Coldwell Banker producer for all of 2011! You can visit her website here. Congratulations Anne. Great job!