By: Suzee Crabtree, Contributing Writer
Griffin Anderson, Centralia High School (CHS) senior, is being rightfully recognized for earning a real estate license.
Anderson enrolled in online courses through Real Estate Express in September. He passed his exams in April.
There are many aspects about the real estate field that Anderson enjoys. “I like how real estate combines multiple skills and interests within one career. I love being able to help people, the marketing aspect, the connections you develop with fellow agents and clients/customers, as well as continuing to learn new and exciting things,” Anderson said.
Anderson joined a real estate referral company named BJS Real Estate. Being a referral agent instead of a sales agent provides Anderson a way to focus on college and eventually work his way into sales. “As a referral agent, I can pair up prospective buyers and sellers with local real estate experts in their desired area, whether that be in Missouri or across the country,” Anderson said.
Anderson feels very grateful to be working for Betty Jo Sydenstricker, his broker. He appreciates being on her team. “I feel fortunate to be learning from one of the very best in the business with over 38 years of experience,” Anderson said.
Currently, Anderson is the president of three CHS clubs and organizations. These include: Key Club, Future Teachers of America (FTA), and the Senior Class. He is also a member of National Honor Society (NHS), and participates in journalism. Anderson is also a part of the cadet teaching program in Erica Arens’ first grade classroom at Chance Elementary School (CES).
Anderson admires how close everyone at CHS is. He will miss his peers, teachers, and fun events that took place at CHS.
Anderson will be attending Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. He plans to major in Elementary Education and work as a teacher with a side job as a real estate agent.