Other than my college years, I have lived in the Portland area all my life. I taught algebra, geometry and 8th grade math at the middle school level in the Portland Public School District for 25 years. Now I am enjoying the start of my 5th year as a real estate broker for Century 21 Hart Realty.There is a lot for me to learn in this business world. I truly enjoy looking at houses and comparing prices in different neighborhoods for clients who want to buy or sell a house. It is necessary for my clients to understand that my hours are not just 8:00 to 5:00, Monday through Friday. My hours are whatever is convenient for the buyer/seller.In most cases, having observed from my cohorts in the office, their working hours are very irregular. That's what it takes to help people buy a home or sell their house.