Karen Arndt RE/MAX Properties Near West Suburbs What was your first job in the realty industry? My first job in the real estate industry was as a sales agent for Winkler Realty, Riverside, Ill., in 1982. Who inspires you? I was trained and taught the business by Denise Pav and am inspired by the many families who allow me into a very personal part of their lives: their homes. What is your favorite free-time activity? My favorite free-time activity is travelling to warm places. What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? That last good book I read was “Things To Do Now That You’re...50,” and the last good movie I watched, was “Rumor Has It.” Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Chicago? The Art Institute What kind of car do you drive? A 2004 BMW Blackberry, palm or paper? My favorite technological device is the telephone. What is your favorite city after Chicago? Montego Bay In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Make contacts, build relationships and above all, always have integrity.