Buying. Selling. We do it every day in our normal lives, but some do it to make a living as salesmen and as realtors. Each market is demanding, with few rising to the top of the pack and becoming successful. Learning the minutiae of real estate and of sales is the easy part, more often than not — actually being good at both is a much tougher thing to teach.
A liberal arts education is the secret ingredient to finding success in both fields. Providing a well-rounded education to students, the liberal arts also give students the soft skills of critical thinking, communication, and leadership. All three are essential to salesmen and realtors alike, with the best communicators often becoming the best in both fields.
Christendom alumni have found success in sales and real estate, with some even opening their own real estate companies and others joining some of the biggest businesses in America.
At Christendom’s Life on Tap alumni networking series, successful salesmen and realtors have returned to campus to speak on how they used their liberal arts education and the career preparation they received at Christendom to find post-graduate success.
Watch these talks below.
Stories About Alumni
Stories About the Liberal Arts & Sales
Business Development, Sales, and Real Estate
Alumni Steven Storey (’00), Ben McMahon (’04), and Ryan Doughty (’10) returned to campus to speak at Life on Tap. Storey, a customer success coach, has spent over fifteen years in the sales industry and now works to help consumers. McMahon is the CEO of BSM Properties, buying, fixing up, and selling houses around the Shenandoah Valley. Doughty, finally, is a Business Development Manager for Cisco Computer Networking.