What was your first job in the realty industry?
Realtor in Conway, Arkansas from 1991 to 1993.
Where did you grow up?
What is your favorite free-time activity?
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?
Growing up, what did you want to be?
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be?
Where is your favorite place to hang out?
What do you love most about the industry?
Never a dull moment! Meet so many interesting people and get a lot of satisfaction out of playing a role in an important time of people’s lives. Made some great friends along the way!
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents?
I see myself as an advocate and counselor for my clients. Using my knowledge and experience, I offer to guide them through the process of buying and/or selling a home. I know the importance of being available and responsive. And I know I can never stop learning and changing as our industry changes and the needs of my clients change.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
Feeling like a client has not yet reached a point where they trust me – perhaps they have had a bad experience in the past, and they are just extremely leery. It is important to me for my clients to trust me to help them make good decisions and know that I am truly putting their interest first.
Where do you go to network and meet new clients?
I don’t really make an effort to “network,” but I do play in tennis leagues, am in a dinner group with a group of close friends and even play bunco with a group that I’ve known for years. I am also involved in my Methodist church and like stopping in at the local wine shop where I often meet new people from the area.
What has been your greatest accomplishment?
My two daughters!
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read?
The book, “Sarah’s Key” by Tatiana DeRosnay.
What is your favorite restaurant?
What is your favorite building in Houston?
What kind of car do you drive?
Smartphone, or paper?
What is your favorite city after Houston?
Monroe, Louisiana (my hometown).
What is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Prepare to work harder than you have ever worked, spend more than you make at first and know that you will have disappointments and setbacks; but if you can make it through the first couple of years, you can usually go on to have success in this business.
What is your favorite iPhone/Android app?
Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter?
I don’t follow anyone on Twitter.
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