Favorite Part of Being in Real Estate:
Learning the stories behind each client and knowing they trust me enough to be part of their next step.
If you could spend a day in someone else’s shoes, whose would
they be? Why?
My Future Self
I’d like to jump ahead a few years (without actually skipping any) to
tell myself what things deserve my worry, anxiety, and my time.
Do I worry over my 2 year old picky eater?
Will it pass or will he still be difficult at 30? Ha.
Where will my business be in 20 years and has the internet made real
estate agents obsolete?
What’s been on your mind lately?
Being intentional with my time.
What’s the first career you dreamed of having as a kid?
An Aerobics Teacher
What's one of your favorite memories?
The day I became a Mother
What's one thing about you that surprises people?
That I struggle too. The balancing act between work, being a mom… a wife… a friend… I wouldn’t change any of those roles but there are days when I certainly feel stretched thin.
Who, or what, was your biggest teacher?
2008. The real estate market crashed after I was 4 years into my real estate career. I learned to work hard, so hard, and fight for what was important to me. I learned to respect money and be a better steward of what I was entrusted with.
What was something you've done that made you feel extreme happiness?
Took a random day off in the middle of the week and sat on the beach!
Knowing what you know now, what advice would you give your 18-year-old self?
Trust your gut. Follow your heart. At 18, we’re all looking for someone’s approval…A parent, a peer, whomever. At the end of the day, be you. Do what makes you happy. You only get to do life once so lives yours and not someone else’s.
What does success mean to you?
I think this is an ever-changing answer. Or least it should be. Today, success is working smarter and not harder. I work because I love my job but the smarter I can work, the more time I have for my family. Success today, to me, is being present and giving all of myself to wherever I am.
What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever been given?
“You can’t give emotion to something that can’t give emotion back.”
To me, this means be your best self and love with all you have but don’t fret about the things in life that can’t take care of you.
How can someone win a gold star with you?
If you had to choose only 3 adjectives to describe yourself, which would you choose?