The famous question I have gotten numerous times since I put a spin on the common Real Estate name by adding "Boutique" , is "Where did you get that name from? Why is "boutique" in there?"
First, let's knock out the BIG question of "Why is "boutique" in the name?" There are simply two reasons to the question. A Real Estate Boutique means a business is cultured around customer service and professionalism. As a client or a customer of Divine Real Estate Boutique you can expect above average representation in any transaction from a quaint investment property to sprawling estates and everything in between. Rest assure, not only your broker, but the entire office staff is working to assist you for a smooth and skilled transaction.
When it comes to selling Real Estate and new age technology, it doesn't matter whether you choose a franchise or a boutique firm, your property will still be entered into MLS (Multiple Listing Service) system. However, your online and offline marketing may vary, so be sure to ask how Divine Real Estate Boutique will go above and beyond to make sure your property is exposed to the right buyer.
Secondly, since I was a little girl I have always wanted a small clothing boutique to be able to mold and give back to the community, but I wanted it to be a small part of something bigger, like Real Estate. So the story begins.. I knew from the beginning I would want my business to be structured to giving back, and I wanted a business name to be less about me and more about the structure. A name the community and office personnel would be proud to promote, a name they felt they could grow themselves also.
November of 2019, I started my quest to find two families in need during the holiday seasons to give to anonymously. That honestly seemed to be much harder than I expected when I first sat out to do so. One morning, I was driving to Concord, NC to show investment property, and being the country girl I am, I decided to take the back roads there. Driving up Warren C. Coleman Blvd. almost to the traffic light at the intersection of Warren C. Coleman and HWY 29, when I passed a young mom pushing a stroller along the highway to my left. It was cold and rainy that day, almost freezing temperatures. I arrived at the red light and knew I had to turn around and offer any assistance. Now, I must tell you, this is not normal behavior, in today's world I would never turn around to offer a stranger a ride. I knew sitting at that light God was telling me to turn around.
The light turned green and I turned around. There was a gravel area to the right side of the highway. I parked and waited for her to get closer. I gently got out of my car, and asked her if I could offer her and her precious baby boy a ride to and from their destination. She was an angel, a wonderful young lady determined to provide for her child.
She directed me back to her place of stay. The drop off was a local church/shelter, which I did not fully know at the time. When pulling in, I busted into tears hugging her and determined to find a way to make a small difference if at all possible. I decided to google the location, trying to find a contact to request information. After a few failed attempts, and wrong numbers, I finally found the correct contact. The lady on the other end of the phone confirmed my assumptions and explained their program. She explained it was a three year faith based program for homeless women/mothers getting back on their feet from numerous different life situations.
The phone conversation was emotion heavy, I explained my original quest of finding two families to give to anonymously, and that I had never intended on meeting the young mother and her baby. The lady stated "that is called Divine, Divine interventions" and I knew right then that would be the foundation of the business name!
Today, the kids and I remain in contact with the young mother and facility!