What was your first job in the realty industry?
I started small and climbed up the proverbial ladder. Initially, my role was mainly admin/support for Dacra Development, but I found the field to be so exciting and dynamic that I wanted more. I absorbed as much as possible and learned from those around me. Before I knew it, I hung my license with Majestic, and I was doing open houses. Not everyone can claim to love their job, so I am grateful for having found my calling.
What is your favorite free-time activity?
Fitness is very important to me; I especially enjoy jogging on the boardwalk in scenic Miami Beach.
Architecturally speaking, what is your favorite building in Miami?
BLUE, the views are relentlessly breathtaking. Plus, I’ve always been a fan of postmodern architecture.
What kind of car do you drive?
From the way you dress to what you drive, real estate is very image oriented. I drive a Mini Cooper, which is cute, but, more importantly, easy on the gas. I want to communicate that I’m eco-conscious.
What is the most difficult aspect of your job?
Success is contingent on an ever-expanding list of contacts. Networking is king. However, a busy social and professional calendar can leave little free time for family and close friends. That’s the hardest part.
What was your most difficult sale, and how did you succeed?
Putting together a deal where two parties were far apart in price. I made the deal happen by fully understanding each party’s bottom line, providing key points to both the seller and buyer, and by dealing honestly and fairly.
What was your worst job, and what did you learn from it?
Working with a seller who withheld key information from me, now, I am Ms. Inquisitive, asking lots of questions and carefully selecting who I do business with.
Where would you like to be in five years, professionally?
Working on huge projects from pre-construction to commercial. I am currently working with the Majestic Collection, Majestic Properties’ division dedicated to representing established developers keen on building inspiring developments, on a South Beach property entitled “The Carribean.”
In 10 words or less, what advice can you give someone who is new to the industry?
Rene Descartes: “I think, therefore I am.”