I used to work at Oriental Rug of Scottsdale while I was in college. I would help do repairs on priceless handmade Persian rugs. The knotting process was called Zan-za-bar. It was very interesting, and I learned a lot, I think this is where my interest in homes and interior design began.
I grew up in Buffalo, New York, but I moved to Arizona in 1997. I prefer sunshine to snow.
I always wanted to be a real estate agent. My mother was a Realtor in New York, and I loved going to the office with her or on showings.
When I want to relax I head up North. I love Arizona so much because it’s a quick and easy escape to the greener scenery and cooler weather. Sedona is my happy place and it’s a little over an hour drive from my house. I love to go and meditate there; the energy is so serene.
The answer to this question is always Jesus for me because I have so many things to ask him.
Havasupai Falls!!! It’s located on the Havasupai Indian reservation in a side canyon of the Grand Canyon. The waterfalls of the Grand Canyon are like no other in the world, and visiting them is the opportunity of a lifetime.
I love that no two days are ever the same. The challenges in real estate are always evolving, and I feel that I learn something new with every deal. I absolutely love helping my clients work toward their goals, either buying or selling, but my favorite is seeing the smiles when they have achieved what they set out to do.
I like to consider myself a concierge Realtor. There isn’t anything I can’t help my clients with. There is a lot of stress involved in buying or selling a home, and I try to shield my clients from a lot of that by helping them every step of the way. Whatever my clients need to get their homes ready for the market.
The most difficult aspect of my job is work/life balance. I am a mom of four, and real estate is an eyes open to eyes shut job. Between my responsibilities as a parent and as a real estate broker, there has to be some fun! So I try to get outside to enjoy beautiful Arizona as much as possible
Your sphere of influence and personal database will always be your best source of leads. People do business with who they know and live. Market yourself to everyone you know!
I’ve set out on a mission this year to read the entire Bible in one year. I have an app that I listen to every day that helps keep me on track. Trying to live my life by the principles of this book has helped me thrive immensely. The basic principles it teaches are not far off from our Realtor code of ethics.
I am a brunch Queen!! So I’d have to go with the avocado toast at Hash Kitchen! The crunchy fried leeks that they sprinkle on top are delish!
It has to be Talliesin West, the famous architect Frank Lloyd Wright’s winter home. I’ve toured it many times which sparked my interest in his life. His biography is quite scandalous!
I walked into a showing, and a tenant had left their bong on their counter.
I have a Great Dane.
My favorite vacation spot is Flagstaff, Arizona, because it’s a quick two-hour drive from my house whether it’s winter or summer.
My favorite city after Phoenix is Scottsdale. It’s got everything you need: culture, history, art, architecture and the most amazing restaurants!
Get yourself a mentor.
My favorite people to follow on social media are positive inspiring people. Brandy Davis-Ingram of Ingram Family Health is my family’s health care provider. She is always posting tips on how to keep your family healthy naturally!