18. April 2023

“I don’t want to work for you guys, and I never will.”

Yes, those have actually been my words to my parents for years! I always wanted to go my own way and not simply and loosely follow in my parents’ footsteps. And I went my way as a retail specialist, as a make-up artist and finally as a businesswoman. After the years, this thought suddenly popped into my head, “Somehow it would be cool and nice to work for my parents.” And now I’ve been with FA Real Estate for a little over a year! When my first day of work began on August 2, 2021, I was nervous and curious. Nervous because I didn’t know if it was a good idea to work with parents and curious because I would be immersed in my parents’ working world at the age of 23 at the time. After one year I have to say that we are not only a super team in private, but also in business! I learned a lot of new and interesting things, like the words I never understood at home when my parents talked to me, but today I understand the terms and can use them myself. I have learned to separate business and private (am still partly in practice 😊), I have met new people, heard new characters and new ways of thinking. I get a sympathetic ear for my ideas and here I can develop into the creative child I used to be. It is fun and a pleasure to be listened to and to have my inputs and ideas noticed as well as implemented, such as the YouTube videos, the reels on Instagram, the new design of our “neighborhood information cards”, etc.

I don’t regret going my own way, because otherwise I wouldn’t have been able to bring this maturity and knowledge to my parents’ wonderful business. So much heart and soul goes into FA Real Estate and I am incredibly grateful to now be a part of it, or rather to have completed the circle of this heart and soul.

Désirée Facqueur