What was your first job in the realty industry? I was 18 years old and became a leasing agent for Draper & Kramer at 1350/60 N. Lake Shore Dr.
Where did you grow up? Elmhurst.
What is your favorite free-time activity? Hanging out with my family and/or playing tennis.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? Get a massage, exercise or drink good wine.
Growing up, what did you want to be? The president of a company.
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Oprah. She is an inspiration of mindful success who came from nothing and made an empire from her lifeline, with God behind her.
Where is your favorite place to hang out? My farmhouse in Indiana.
What do you love most about the industry? The people I meet and the relationships I make.
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? I have a keen sense of style and a Type A personality when it comes to details. I am driven and goal-oriented. The combination leads to success for my clients and myself.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Adjusting without my email or iPhone if they crash.
Where do you go to network and meet new clients? I stay within my sphere of influence.
What has been your greatest accomplishment? I have three greatest accomplishments: my two children and my career.
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? “Silver Linings Playbook.”
What is your favorite restaurant? Today, Eataly, but this changes often.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Chicago? The Palmolive.
What kind of car do you drive? A Mercedes GL450.
What is your favorite city after Chicago? Miami.
What is your advice for someone new to the industry? The most important part of selling real estate is why you do it. People buy from you because of why you do it, so make the experience the best.
Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? I don’t Tweet. I’m a Facebooker.