What was your first job in the realty industry?
I tried to work as an assistant to someone; that lasted all of three days.
Who inspires you?
People that have the wonderful ability to reinvent themselves; whether through a totally new career or through a change in career focus. They dive head first into something they are passionate about and give it their all.
What is your favorite free-time activity?
Reading, volleyball and catching up on my Tivo’d shows
How did you learn the business?
I am learning by doing. I study and practice all the time.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
Time management is the most difficult aspect of my job. I would love to visit that mythical real estate land where Realtors are able to clone themselves. I wish I could be at the spa, at a listing appointment, having ice cream with my sweetie and also at a closing!
Where do you go to network and meet new clients?
Anytime I’m out I’m networking — but then it has been said that I’ll talk to anyone who will listen.
What has been your greatest accomplishment?
Diving head first into real estate and having fun
What was the last good book you read?
“The Fred Factor.” This book was given to me by a VP of LaSalle Bank and it was not only interesting, it was also very useful for me in this industry.
What is your favorite restaurant?
Lagniappe Creole Cajun Joynt
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Chicago?
The John Hancock Building
What kind of car do you drive?
BlackBerry, Palm or paper?
iPhone, what else?
What is your favorite city after Chicago?
Paris, Miami and New York City
What is your personal motto?
Moving in a direction other than forward makes absolutely no sense.
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
Listen, read, ask, apply and follow up constantly