What was your first job in the realty industry? A salesperson.
Where did you grow up? Naperville.
What is your favorite free-time activity? Fishing or boating.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Hang out in my boat, on the golf course or on the beach.
Growing up, what did you want to be? An attorney.
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? I would have lunch with Julia Roberts because she is always so happy and has a great outlook on life.
Where is your favorite place to hang out? I like to hang out on the beach.
What do you love most about the industry? I love to help others reach their goals. I also enjoy problem solving and a challenge.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I always let my clients know that I will work in their best interest. I answer my phone when it rings, as well as reply to emails and texts immediately.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Dealing with short sale lenders, as well as declining home values.
Where do you go to network and meet new clients? I belong to a few local clubs and organizations.
What has been your greatest accomplishment? As always, I do the best that I can for my clients. Knowing that I have done my best is the greatest feeling ever.
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? Because I am so busy and focused on my career, I don’t usually go to movies and don’t make much time to read books.
What is your favorite restaurant? I love Mexican food. There are a few favorites, one of which is La Hacienda.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Chicago? Willis Tower, formerly Sears Tower.
What kind of car do you drive? A Porsche 911 Carrera convertible.
Smartphone or paper? Smartphone, for sure.
What is your favorite city after Chicago? San Diego.
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Always put your clients’ best interests before your own.
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? Mortgage Calculator.