Sometimes, a career change is just what you need.

That was the case with Teri Garcia, who has worked at the Century 21 agency in Gridley since 2002.

“It’s been a good move for me,” Garcia said on a recent busy morning.

Indeed, Garcia recently won one of the company’s Top Producer awards, which are based on sales totals.

Last year was one of the best yet for Garcia, who had 44 closings in 2017.

A good year is 25 or more.

Over the past decade or so, Garcia’s business has seen the normal ups and downs of the economy.

And the key to weathering those, she said, is providing consistent, steady service.

One of her favorite parts of the business, she said, is helping people buy their first home.

“It’s a great feeling handing them that set of keys,” Garcia said with a smile.

The agency also has mortgage and property management services available.

Garcia is assisted by Veronica Heras, who is bilingual.

The Gridley office is located at 1495 State Hwy 99, Suite A in Gridley.

“We can service all your real estate needs,” Garcia said.