Agent Snapshot: Kathleen Ricketts, Managing Broker, Century 21 Affiliated, Northwest Suburbs


Kathleen Ricketts is the managing broker of Century 21 Affiliated in the Northwest Suburbs

What was your first job in the realty industry? I was an agent.

Where did you grow up? In Chicago, in the Edgebrook area

What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? I like to go out on the Harley.

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? General Norman Schwarzkopf. He was a great strategist and leader.

Where is your favorite place to hang out? Home with my new husband

What do you love most about the industry? Knowing that there are no income limitations

How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? By my knowledge of the industry

What is the most difficult aspect of your job? In managing several offices, it would have to be time management.

Where do you go to network and meet new clients? Veteran groups

What has been your greatest accomplishment? Besides raising my son, being chairman of the board of the Helping Our Heroes Foundation

What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? “Killing Reagan” by Bill O’Reilly and Martin Dugard.

What is your favorite restaurant? 90 Miles

Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Chicago? The Crain Communications Building

What kind of car do you drive? A Corvette, a Buick SUV, and a Toyota Convertible

Smartphone or paper? Both

What is your favorite city after Chicago? Tybee Island, Georgia

In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Learn, share your knowledge, network and manage your time.

What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? The Century 21 app

Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? I don’t have a favorite.

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