Artist Spotlight: Meghann Shike (Part 2)

Thanks to everyone who checked out Part 1 of our Artist Spotlight on Meghann Shike! We love to spotlight individuals who live their passions – whether it’s art, architecture, film or whatever else inspires them.

Here’s the second part of the interview, and if you’d like more info, feel free to contact Meg at megshike@kw.com!

Meg ShikeRev Pub: When did you decide to be a realtor and why?

I decided two years ago when I bought my first house with my husband to get into real estate because our home selling and home buying process was a nightmare. It was also the first year of our marriage and the first year running my previous business. We were so stressed out, and it lasted for almost a year!

Everyone in our process made a mistake. The problems started four days prior to us closing on our new “dream” home that the IRS did not have our taxes. What does this mean? My husband and I are both self employed. If the IRS doesn’t have our taxes, our lender can’t verify our income, which means we cannot buy a house. The house we were currently living in had already sold. It sold in four days!

So, my husband and I who both work at home (he works in the music business and makes a lot of noise every day), and we live with our five pets and had no place to live in four days. To make a very long story short, we eventually ended up in the house we were trying to buy. However, we do not feel like our realtor had our best interest at heart. Two years later, the home inspector appeared to have missed some things, and the contractors we hired to fix the roof, foundation, and completely gut and renovate two bathrooms was off by 40 percent on his estimate. Needless to say, two years later, some things haven’t been fixed, and we’re living in a house we wouldn’t necessarily have bought had we know it was all going to go down like this.

Rev Pub: What motivates you to help people buy and sell homes?

Today, I am on a mission to make sure your experience is the opposite of mine. When you buy or sell a home with me, your experience will be like riding in a limousine. I will plan and help you execute every detail of your loan, home sale, home buy, inspection, appraisal and closing. My job is to make sure everything goes smoothly, so you can ride along in your limousine enjoying your champagne and strawberries until we arrive at your dream home where you will walk inside, take a deep breath, and smile really big because you’re here, and it was so easy!

What motivates me to help people sell their home and buy their dream home is the stress I felt while selling our previous home and buying this house. Buying a home can be stressful, and it is always emotional. My job is to take good care of you. That means, I will manage all of the details while you dream about how you’re going to decorate your new home when you move in. I want you to leave your current house very happy with the price you received for it, and walk into your new house feeling relaxed and excited about the memories you are going to make in your dream home!

We send a big thanks to Meg for her time and look forward to spotlighting more passionate people!

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