A marketing campaign flier from when Georgie Bellin ran for Chico Metropolis Council. (Contributed)
CHICO — Actual property agent Georgie Bellin has rather a lot to have fun.
Bellin has labored at Century 21 for 5 years and has been within the enterprise for 50 years. She was celebrated with a celebration Friday evening thrown by her Century 21 household.
I met her Friday in her pretty new workplace. Bellin is a firecracker who radiates peace and constructive power.
Bellin was born in Canada and grew up in Davis. She moved to the US from Canada when she was 10.
“Davis was an exquisite city to develop up in,” Bellin mentioned. She mentioned she was a “highschool hippie.” She got here to Chico State and majored in accounting and math. She took an economics course and cherished it and discovered how enterprise and cash actually works. She graduated in 1972 with a level in economics. Bellin was the one girl within the economics division. She thought she would get a job as a bookkeeper. She mentioned nobody was hiring ladies in 1972. She may sort quick and labored for enterprise leaders at 21 years outdated.
She took courses from Harlen Adams and different well-known Chico folks. She labored odd jobs for them. She obtained a job at Sears Porter and watched folks purchase and promote homes and mentioned to herself, “I feel I can do that.” In 1972 ladies couldn’t get loans or bank cards with no man co-signing.
She determined to take a Greyhound bus to Sacramento to take the true property license examination, which she handed. She learn and cherished the e book “The Ideas of Actual Property.” She began promoting and knocking on doorways.
“I cherished it from the start,” Bellin mentioned. “I’m arising on 50 years, how did that occur?!”
Bellin’s husband died at 43. She remarried later in life. Bellin is a breast most cancers survivor and a survivor normally by and thru.
“I’ve gotten again up on my ft so many occasions,” she mentioned. “It’s the tenacity of pushing by. I hope I’ve been an instance.”
Bellin did business and investments and began in subdivision and gross sales.
“It’s thrilling to do investments,” Bellin mentioned. “I really like actual property.”
Bellin served on the Chico Metropolis Council for eight years, and she or he was mayor of Chico from 1985 to 1987.
Bellin has received many accolades. She acquired the Paul Harris Fellow award from the Rotary and a California Commemorative Actual Property certificates and a certificates of particular congressional recognition in 2006 for Actual Property Brokers. When she served on the council they fought to maintain California Park from being constructed.
Bellin believes it’s her mission to assist younger ladies. She based the Spirit of a Girl program at Chico State. She speaks at luncheons and is a mentor.
“It’s so fulfilling,” Bellin mentioned. “Relationships with individuals are essential. I met younger ladies who labored on the JC Penney counter promoting jewellery and I requested them to contemplate a profession in actual property.”
Bellin helped at her daughter’s faculty when she was rising up and later helped her daughter purchase a house.
“Actual property is a superb profession,” Bellin mentioned. “It is a nice time in my life. I do numerous mentoring and provides ladies assist and steering.”
She speaks to highschool college students and training and serves on commissions and boards.
Bellin’s pal Larry Featherston is a business dealer. He stopped by her workplace after I was there Friday.
“She is the most effective instance for younger brokers,” Featherston mentioned. “She has information of inventory and commerce. She donates her time and power to Chico. I really like her and all the time have.”
“Actual property is not only placing indicators on lawns,” Bellin mentioned. “The Century 21 staff is fabulous.”
Bellin is pleased with her lengthy profession.
“I’ve by no means had a lawsuit or grievance filed towards me,” she mentioned. “I care for my purchasers.”
Her purchasers have grow to be her buddies and she or he has attended weddings, child showers and graduations for his or her households.
“It’s an exquisite life I’ve had,” she mentioned. “I’m wondering, ‘what’s the following chapter going to be?’”
Jennie Blevins writes a enterprise column each week. To submit concepts or options or ask questions, e mail her at email@example.com.