Today we’d like to introduce you to Tawna Campbell.
Tawna, we appreciate you taking the time to share your story with us today. Where does your story begin?
My first job was at the Utah College of Massage Therapy at 14. At the time, it was THE school to go to. People came from all over the country to get training there.
I met and connected with humans from all walks of life, backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures that I would not have been a young lady from Magna, Utah. I was fascinated by the experiences that were shared with me.
I learned very young that “there is no way you wouldn’t feel love if you take the time to get to know someone’s story.” A core value I have a great appreciation for!
Our building was located near the Avenues, and I would spend most of my breaks and lunches walking and eventually driving up and down the streets to look at the unique and beautiful houses. I can’t explain why I was so drawn to them; I just knew that each house held incredible stories, much like the people I met at the massage school.
At 18 years old, I got pregnant with my first and only daughter. (I now have one daughter and 3 sons). As a young mom, I was terrified and had never loved something so much. I felt that I needed to, as so many parents (especially mothers) do, that I needed to let go of what my passion drew me to, so I could get a “responsible job.
You know, good insurance and pay. I hired on with a big box retailer, where I spent the next 16 years. There was so much I did not like, but I did get to continue connecting with humans. In my last two years there, I became the community involvement manager. I finally felt that ping of passion and hope come back as I organized volunteer projects and donation drives. It boiled down to doing work that mattered to individual human stories.
In 2019, I was told that my position was being eliminated. Not knowing what was around the corner (2020), I declined the chance to look for another position within the company. Leaving the security, pay, and the “known” to do something I had always been drawn to has been one of the most rewarding and challenging moments.
As a Realtor, I get to facilitate and witness these critical moments while the humans I work with continue to build their stories.
We all face challenges, but looking back would you describe it as a relatively smooth road?
The unknown is always scary. I believe self-doubt and the “what ifs” hold many of us back.
I had a daughter starting college, a son in high school, and two young boys. Taking this risk impacts more than just me. Many times, going back to the familiar would have been easier.
Can you tell our readers more about what you do and what you think sets you apart from others?
I am a Realtor with Market Source Real Estate, LLC. We are a boutique brokerage led by one of the most inspiring women I have ever met! The training and values I gained from working with her have been invaluable to me.
While my clients focus on the look and feel of the home, I look for the “red flags,” those things that might potentially cost a homeowner in both the short and long term of owning the home. Even in this intense housing market, we have been experiencing here in Utah, it’s essential to slow down and help buyers and sellers make informed decisions that will be best for them. This is their life and their story.
I pride myself on being a relationship and connection-driven Realtor. I am not just here until we get to the closing table. My clients know that I am here long after buying or selling their homes. Whether they need a referral for a service they need or want to chat and catch up to celebrate life, I am here for it – for every moment in their story.
What sort of changes are you expecting over the next 5-10 years?
I think the two most significant shifts will be in Technology and connection. We have already seen a lot of it happening because of Covid.
Digital marketing has become about so much more than a paid ad. There is a human need to feel comfortable and connected. I started doing TikToks a year ago.
The ability to engage, become a resource for people to ask questions, and bring humor into Real Estate has been undeniably valuable.
- Email: Tawna@marketsourceagent.com
- Website: Thinksaltlakecity.com
- Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/tawna_goodvibesinutah/
- Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/tawna.byrant
- Other: https://www.tiktok.com/@goodvibesinutah