What was your first job in the realty industry? I worked for RE/MAX as a Realtor over 10 years ago.
Where did you grow up? I grew up in England and moved to the U.S. 15 years ago.
Growing up, what did you want to be? Professional athlete.
What do you do to relax when you’re stressed? I run and run and run — mainly marathons. I’ve run the Boston Marathon twice.
If you could have lunch with a well-known figure (living or not), who would it be and why? Daley Thompson, a decathlete from the United Kingdom.
Where is your favorite place to hang out? On a beach with a cocktail, or backpacking. I just returned from Thailand.
What do you love most about the industry? Meeting people!
How do you distinguish yourself from the crowd of agents? Hard-working, committed, but someone who aims to have fun. This is quite possibly the client’s most expensive asset or purchase. It needs to be taken seriously, but it has to be an enjoyable journey.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job? Keeping business constant and to an even flow.
Where do you go to network and meet new clients? Gyms, charity events, golf clubs. I love my social life, as I’m now an empty nester.
What has been your greatest accomplishment? Building a successful business.
What was the last good movie you saw or book you read? The last movie was “The Big Short.” My husband is in banking and I see real estate.
What is your favorite restaurant? Asian food all day long!
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Chicago? The Wrigley Building.
What kind of car do you drive? An AUDI S5 convertible, of course. I’m English and love German cars.
Smartphone or paper? Smartphone.
What is your favorite city after Chicago? Naperville — or maybe Sydney, Australia.
In 10 words or less, what is your advice for someone new to the industry? Keep your head up, and don’t let the blows knock you down.
What’s your favorite real estate iPhone/Android app? Homesnap.
Who are your favorite people to follow on Twitter? I don’t do Twitter.