I was a market researcher in the banking industry for 14 years before becoming a Realtor. This enabled me to learn about business from some of the most influential and respected executives in the world.
I grew up on a cattle farm in western Kentucky. Although I am a city girl now, I am grateful for the unique experience of growing up in a rural setting, learning outdoor and survival skills that not many Americans have today.
My plan was to become a clinical psychologist. But after getting my BA in psychology and working in a psychiatric hospital through college, I decided that wasn’t what I wanted anymore. I returned to graduate school to earn my MBA and entered the banking industry after that.
Spending time outdoors – hiking, camping or riding my Moto Guzzi motorcycle. If I only have a short time to de-stress, I will take a motorcycle ride out to Saguaro Lake.
Warren Buffett – he is one of the most respected business minds of all time and the reason I chose Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices as my brokerage.
Japanese Friendship Garden. It is an oasis in the middle of downtown Phoenix.
Every day is different and no two deals are the same.
Real estate knowledge. I know you must never stop learning so I am always expanding my education on the market, contracts, neighborhoods, marketing, negotiations, etc.
Not all agents are created equal, sometimes we have to deal with less-than-stellar agents on the other side of a deal.
Just be yourself. Stay in touch with everyone you know, get out and socialize doing things you love. If people know you are a Realtor, they will start the real estate conversation, you don’t have to.
Better Call Saul.
I love the chopped salad at The Gladley.
Luhrs Tower in downtown Phoenix. It is an Art Deco skyscraper built in 1929.
I had some “clients” that were just using me to drive them around town for entertainment as they were making their way across the country. I discovered they had no intention of buying a home here.
I once camped in a tent for two months in Africa while overlanding through sub-Saharan Africa.
Patagonia region of Chile. It is one of the cleanest, most beautiful places I have visited in the world. There are glaciers, mountains and amazing animals.
Buenos Aires. The architecture is beautiful, the food is amazing, and they tango dance in the streets!
Have long-term vision and be consistent.
Up Sign Down, because I love listing homes.
The Broke Agent and Actually Agents (you have to find the humor in this career).