I learned something early on in my life; I like controlling my own destiny. It's not for everyone. You have to be a risk taker, you must be driven, and you also must be disciplined. These are traits I possess and they have worked well in my real estate practice.
I believe it's important to get to know about someone before you hire them to work for you. With that thought in mind, here's a little about me.
Originally from Albany, NY and that's where I spent my childhood and teenage years. I am a graduate of the University of Massachusetts at Amherst and hold a BA in Hotel, Restaurant and Travel Administration. I worked in the hospitality field for a number of years and although I had worked for several different companies, my formidable years were with Marriott Hotels who put me through their management training program. From the hotel field, I went on to the extended stay market where I worked several years as a regional sales representative with Oakwood Corporate Housing. I had a robust career with them and was awarded regional sales rep of the year before I Ieft. Although I enjoyed my experiences and training with all these firms, I knew deep down I always wanted to be my own boss.
Before relocating to South Florida I lived in Washington, DC for over 20 years. In 1991 I started a corporate housing company in the Washington, DC area and built it from the ground up to 250 apartments before selling the business in 1999. I then went on to work in corporate America as a VP for a large REIT (Real Estate Investment Trust) before recognizing I was happiest when I was running my own show. So in 2003 I started a web based nationwide locator service for furnished rentals that I sold in 2016.
I have been actively practicing real estate full time here in South Florida since 2011. In that short period of time, I have become one of the top producing realtors in our office with over 500 agents.
Although real estate is my passion, I have many other interests. Leading a healthy lifestyle is very important to me. I am an avid fitness buff and train at least six days a week with weights and also include lots of cardio too. I am an artist (oil painting) and have had a few shows and have sold some of my work. I enjoy seascapes, landscapes and still lifes. I have taken many workshops and also enjoy painting out on Cape Cod.
Animals are also important to me. I share my home with a one year old Standard Poodle Maggie who likes to cause trouble and a chihuahua Buddy who rules the roost. Our latest feline is Tigger, street cat who found her way into our hearts.
I believe my past experiences both professionally and personally have helped me become successful in my real estate practice. I promise to put my previous experience and knowledge, my dedication, discipline, negotiating skills, hard work and commitment to work for you, whether it is buying, selling or investing in real estate.
Buying, Selling, Corporate Relocation, Second Home Purchasers, Investors.