All jobs are sales jobs. No matter what one does for a living, we are all sales people. If you can help someone get what they want, then you know what it’s like to be a salesperson. Selling real estate has its’ own inherent challenges and it’s not for the faint of heart! I began my real estate career in the late 70’s when the interest rates were in the high double digits. I earned my Graduate Realtor Institute designation at that time by participating in ongoing education and passing multiple exams. Being creative was a vital requirement, but I managed to sell a million dollars during my first year. At that time, the average sale in the county was just about $50,000.00. A big difference from today!
It is my goal to help sellers achieve the most amount of money for their properties in the least amount of time with the least amount of frustration. Additionally, I focus on helping the buyer find the right home for the right money! Simply speaking; this is exactly what I do and love doing it. But, the reality is that there is much time spent on research and market analysis for both buyer and seller. While I don’t choose lenders or vendors that are secondary to the transaction, I do facilitate each step along the way. Nobody like stress and I work diligently to minimize that through the entire buying and selling process. Over the years children and marriage took me different places in the country where I practiced mortgage lending, loan processing and assisted on a limited basis in mortgage underwriting. In Kansas I took a defunct mortgage department in a local bank from zero to $1,000,000.00 in monthly production in under a year. This varied background gives me unique insight to the process today.
After having been out of direct real estate sales for several years, I knew I had to return to my original love. May of 2014 found me at the desk of Rob McGovern, the Broker/Owner of RE/MAX ELITE. I have not looked back. My first year was interrupted by serious health issue with a loved one, but, in spite of that and with the help of the entire office, I sold Two Million dollars in transactions from May 2014 to October 2014. This year is shaping up to be even better! I am a contributor to St. Judes and through RE/MAX, I participate in the Children’s Miracle Network.
I was born and raised in Mt. Vernon, IL. My family roots go back to the 1800’s. We populated much of the NE corner of the county. I’m proud to say that my daughter, Danica has recently joined me in the office! My husband and I enjoy work, travel, and the four legged children including my Leopard Appaloosa, Cactus.