What was your first job in the realty industry? Director of Operations for RE/MAX Northern Illinois. I learned right off the bat what the best agents were doing – and exactly what not to do!
Where did you grow up? The Woodstock area. Except for one and a half years at UIC, I hardly really left Woodstock!
What is your favorite free-time activity? Volleyball, volleyball and golf.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Read “Zen Habits” or pull weeds.
Growing up, what did you want to be? A professional beach volleyball player.
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Condoleezza Rice; I would love to talk her into running for president!
Where is your favorite place to hang out? The historic Woodstock Square.
What do you love most about the industry? The impact that I have on the American Dream. I love to touch the lives of people in all walks of life and to help them meet their real estate goals.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? Being resourceful and always thinking like a consumer – what would I want if I were buying a home?
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Balancing the paperwork, phone calls and time off.
Where do you go to network and meet new clients? Everywhere I am!
What has been your greatest accomplishment? Raising my 10-year-old “mini-me,” Katelyn! Being a mom is the best job I have ever had!
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? “The Road Less Traveled” by M. Scott Peck.
What is your favorite restaurant? Icon in Madison, Wis.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Chicago? The Chicago Water Tower.
What kind of car do you drive? Lincoln MKZ.
Smartphone or paper? iPad.
What is your favorite city after Chicago? Madison, Wis.
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Soak up input from every successful agent who will share.
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? PDF Expert – it saves me oodles of time!
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