Kimberly Cicero, Sales Manager, Shodeen Residential


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Current Project: Mill Creek

What was your first job in the realty industry?
Full-time sales assistant at Shodeen Residential

Where did you grow up?

What do you enjoy about working with new construction?
The satisfaction I receive in helping my buyers build their dream home

How many different new construction projects have you worked with? Although I’ve only been employed with Shodeen Residential at Mill Creek, I have sold everything from entry-level homes to custom homes over $1 million dollars

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed?
Reading and/or gardening

If you weren’t a Realtor, what would you be?
Landscape designer

If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Mother Teresa, because I would like to know what inspired her to make the choice to devote her entire life to helping the poorest and most unfortunate people in the world

What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
Seeing the disappointment in my buyers’ faces when they are not able to move to Mill Creek because they cannot sell their current home due to market conditions

Where do you go to network and meet new clients?
Geneva Women in Business, presentations at Realtor offices, social gatherings, church functions and volunteer work

What has been your greatest accomplishment?
My relationship with my family

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read?
It’s Complicated

What is your favorite restaurant?
Wildwood in Geneva

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Chicago? Holy Name Cathedral, absolutely spectacular!

What kind of car do you drive?
Jeep Patriot Limited

BlackBerry, iPhone or Paper?

What is your favorite city after Chicago?

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry?
People skills; building relationships is the key to success.

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