Interview with Candice Eberhardt, ACAR’s 2016 Tomorrow’s Leader Today
As announced in yesterday’s press release, ACAR is proud to announce that Candice Eberhardt has been named ACAR’s 2016 Tomorrow’s Leader Today.
Candice was kind enough to answer a few questions to give us insight into her passion for real estate and why she is excited to be involved with ACAR.
Why did you decide to pursue a career in real estate? I began selling houses part-time as a means to create extra income. My passion for working with others and providing them with housing is what drove me to leave my job of 9 years in corporate America and pursue a career selling real estate full-time.
What inspired you to become more involved with ACAR? After selling houses for so long, I began to feel as if there was more I needed to offer as whole instead of just helping people to buy and sell homes. I wanted to find a way to give back to an organization that has continuously supported me over the course of my career.
Why do you feel belonging to ACAR is important for real estate professionals in Cuyahoga and Summit counties? I feel that belonging to ACAR is important for us agents because it offers a variety of services that are needed in order to promote growth within our careers. The support I’ve received has been excellent. Because of the two counties combining as one, we also have a stronger voice on issues that may affect our business.
What does it mean to you to be named ACAR’s Tomorrow’s Leader Today? It means a lot to me to have been chosen for this award, because it reminds me that hard work truly does pay off. It has also increased my eagerness to be even more committed to this organization.
How has your involvement in the community affected your career? Do you believe volunteer work makes better real estate professionals? Absolutely. Being involved in the community has opened up many doors for me, and the more involved I become, the more my career progresses. I sincerely believe that what’s done for others is ultimately returned to you, and sometimes even more. Volunteering is also my way of giving back to a community and to an organization that has given me so much.