In what year did you begin working in the real estate industry as a REALTOR®?
Why do you like working in the real estate industry?
I am a problem solver. I love a challenge, and even more I love making dreams come true. Every Real Estate transaction is unique and brings with it new experiences. To me, I am truly passionate about being a Realtor. I never look at what I do as a job, it is a passion.
Why do you choose to affiliate your business with Semonin?
The energy as soon as you enter the doors is electric! You are always greeted with warm smiling faces. The culture is that of longevity and success. The ability to have the latest in technology and marketing resources available to ensure professionalism. And NINJA!
What sets you apart from other REALTORS®? What are your greatest strengths as a real estate agent?
I have worked in the industry since 2003. Over the years I have worked as a loan officer, an administrative assistant to multiple agents. I have worked in the title business as well. With all of these different roles, it offers me the ability to educate my clients fully. I can set the expectation from the beginning, as well as prepare them for possible surprises. I am great at communication so my clients know exactly what to expect next.
What do you do to stay up-to-date/knowledgeable about the real estate industry?
I read a lot. I have many fellow Realtor friends as well as lenders that I constantly communicate with. I make it part of my job to get out and network at as many real estate related events as possible. Trends are changing daily.
What did you do before you began working in real estate? Has anything you learned on that/those jobs helped you with your real estate business? If so, what/how?
I worked in business development at a title company. I learned very early on how important it is to build strong, solid relationships with people that share the same mindset as you. This is a service driven industry. The client is always first.
Are you involved in any trade/civic or community organizations?
I volunteer throughout the year with our Realtor week of service. I also participate in Blessings in a Backpack as well as feeding families at Kosair Childrens Hospital.
Tell us about your immediate family. Who are they? Do you enjoy spending time together? If so, what do you do together?
I am very fortunate to be so close to my immediate family. I have 1 brother whom I absolutely adore. He and I have a wonderful relationship. Our family gets together at least once a month for dinner. My stepdad is an amazing cook, and thoroughly enjoys entertaining. My mom and I are often together shopping for clothes, or household items. My father is a lifesaver, He is always there to lend a helping hand with anything. His expertise with so many things has certainly taught me a lot! He is often seen handing out my business card. He is certainly my biggest fan!
What do you enjoy doing in your free time? Why do you enjoy this?
Believe it or not, yard work. I take pride in a well manicured yard. I am surrounded with neighbors that have adopted this lifestyle as well, so there is always something to do year round. I am a foodie, and I love supporting our local restaurants. Being outside in the summer with my 2 dogs is daily in the spring, summer and fall months.
Finish this sentence: Most people don't know this about me, but I ...
I secretly love grocery shopping! Some times I go to 3 or 4 different stores just to see what they have.
What is the best piece of advice you’ve ever received? Why is it so helpful to you?
That life is not perfect. It's okay to fail. I am a perfectionist and have a tendency to be very hard on myself. It taught me that I can't control everything all of the time and that not everything is supposed to happen the way I thought it was.
What is your favorite book / type of book? Why?
I like non fiction. I love hearing people's stories.
What is your favorite movie / type of movie? Why?
Comedy, Romance, Drama and Suspense. Who doesn't love a great love story! I love to laugh, so comedy is a must. I like a good suspense movie to keep me on my toes. Often I feel like many movie endings are so predictable, so it's nice when you find one that surprises you. And drama, it's great to make you appreciate the things that you thought you were going through. There can always be tougher paths then the one you are on.
What is your favorite song / type of music? Why?
I LOVE it all! I could never choose just 1 genre. It all depends on my mood.
If you could wave a magic wand, what one thing would you most like to change in the world? Why?
I would change so many things. My heart breaks for so many of the children still in foster care.
What are two or three items on your Bucket List? Why do you want to do them?
Travel out of the country! I have never left the states. Scuba diving, I have always had a love for the ocean.
If you could have dinner with anyone, living or deceased, who would it be? Why?
Justin Timberlake! He is so talented and has the greatest sense of humor.
What is your favorite word / a word you like? Why?
Serendipity. I am a true believer in fate.
What is your least favorite word / a word you don't like? Why?
NO, because I know where there is a will, there is always a way.
Do you have a motto/words to live by?
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it, if you can dream it, you can become it. It reminds me to keep going.
Do you have a favorite quote?
"Sometimes life is going to hit you in the head with a brick. Don't lose faith." -Steve Jobs
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