When I moved to Las Vegas in 1990, I had never even been to Las Vegas as a visitor. I moved with pure blind faith that this was the right move for me. Arriving at night, I checked into the Las Vegas Hilton Hotel. The next morning, my first view from the window of my room was of the Las Vegas Country Club Golf Course which was very lush and green with mature trees. Boy, was I in for a shock to learn that my first impression was not going to be the one that lasts. I soon found that I was truly living in a beautiful vallery surrounded by desert which is mostly owned by the US Bureau of Land Management.
Las Vegas very soon hit the million mark in population and the growth of the city soon took off. New mega hotel/casinons were built along with high end retail stores, retaurants run by famous chefs and a housing boom. Jobs were created at an unprecedented pace.
In 1996, I left my sales job with a major corporation for the life of entrepreneurship as a licensed Real Estate Agent. At the time, I was aware that it is a luxury to be in a position both emotionally and financially to have my own business. I have never taken this for granted.
Literally growing my business as the Las Vegas Valley grew presented me with advantages that both benefit me and my real estate clients. It is an experience for which I will be forever grateful.