A little about me
Q: Why did you choose real estate as a profession? A: I fell in love with it while working in the back office of an REO brokerage. I want to help clients find their dream home while still being able to spend time with my family.
Q: What has been most challenging about this journey so far? A: Honestly, the most challenging part so far has been learning to accept that not all agents are going to have the sincerity and integrity that I hope I show my clients every day. I want to show my clients through my actions and reputation that not all agents are only there to make a quick buck. Building valuable relationships is very important to me and referrals from happy clients are the best measurement of my success.
Q: What advice do you give customers that they probably won't hear anywhere else? A: I would advise that they have a list of needs and a list of wants for the home they are looking for that would allow me to have a starting point to which to begin looking for a home that meets their needs. And then I would listen to them and ask questions to help narrow down their choices to try and find them the perfect home in their price range. Advising them to stick with a manageable budget so that they do not overextend themselves is very important. I’ve had to process too many foreclosures for banks where the owners bit off more than they could chew and I would hate for that to happen to one of my clients.
Q; What has been the most rewarding part of being an agent? A: Referrals! Having a client that is so happy with their experience with me that they send referrals my way is the absolute best part about being an agent! Seeing their joy on closing day when they get their keys would have to be a close second.
Q: What do you believe makes you different from other agents? A: I feel like I’m different from other agents because I have worked both ends of the transaction. I’ve worked in the back office processing foreclosure listings for banks and now I am working on the much happier side helping clients find their dream home or getting the most money for the home they are selling. I’ve also got a background in writing that allows me to write descriptive narratives so that my sellers’ listings get the best attention possible. I also come into this profession with many trusted relationships (inspectors, plumbers, electricians, etc.) to help complete transactions quickly and smoothly as well as for help after the sale.