What was your first job in the realty industry? Commercial real estate assistant
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? I like to play with my hubby, kids and doggies and watch movies. With a glass of wine as a bonus.
Where did you grow up? I lived in Georgia until sixth grade, when I moved to Texas, and have been in the Cypress/Houston area ever since.
Growing up, what did you want to be? I wanted to be a dentist until I got a part-time job in high school at a dental office and he would let me assist at times. I realized it was not what I wanted to do.
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Malala Yousafzai. She was the girl who was shot in the head by the Taliban in 2013 for standing up to their oppression and challenging the way women have been perceived in that region of the world for centuries. She also won a Nobel peace prize.
Where is your favorite place to hang out? I like to hang out at the ballpark with my son and in my studio with my daughter.
What do you love most about the industry? I love being a part of the most important purchase in my clients’ lives. I truly love helping people, and usually at the end their happiness and appreciation make it all worth it.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? The ability to truly listen to my clients. We all know the answers, however, every transaction is different and the needs of my clients are important. By listening I can serve them well.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Right now the most difficult thing would be balance. I need to be available for my agents when they need me so I try never to miss a call from them. Balancing work and life is difficult for most working mothers.
What has been your greatest accomplishment? Overcoming my fear. It was a huge decision to go out on my own and I was very hesitant. With the encouragement of my husband, I moved forward with opening my brokerage and haven’t looked back since.
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? Book: “The Seven Levels of Communication”
What is your favorite restaurant? I have several but I guess it would have to be Peli Peli.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Houston? Rice University
What kind of car do you drive? A Nissan Armada
Smartphone or paper? Smartphone
What is your favorite city after Houston? Orlando
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Never stop learning. There is always something new you can learn.
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? I have several, but I think HAR is what I use the most.