Number of years in real estate: Eight.
Describe your look: “Business practical,” which is what I call a focus on being comfortably and fashionably aligned with women who are the primary buyers/influencers/decision-makers.
What do you consider a “fashion don’t”? The ultimate faux pas is to be overly dressed to impress, or trying too hard to impress, which adds a level of uncomfortable stress to both buyers and sellers; the focus should always be on the home.
I always want both spouses to feel totally comfortable with my professional demeanor, attire and actions.
What is your favorite piece of clothing and why? Shoes! They are hands-down the most important accessory for a lasting impression. Once clients see you have a welcoming smile and nicely fitting comfortable clothes, they unconsciously seek to know you’re organized.
Shoes instinctively build a lasting confidence reflecting that the Realtor is organized, color-coordinated and polished. That’s why, in my opinion, most women have so many shoes – they subconsciously know how important shoes are to making good and lasting impressions.
What do you consider a must-have accessory? Color-coordinated jewelry.
What is a fashion crime you have committed in the past?
I didn’t have my nails done in time for a home seller presentation. They looked unprofessional to the wife, who frowned when she saw my cracked nails. I immediately understood: no matter how comfortable and supportive her spouse was, women rule the roost, including the agent representative decision in the majority of cases.
Ring: Jared the Galleria of Jewelry
Bracelets: A hotel boutique
Special thanks to Lincoln Park 2550 for the location of this shoot