my husband and I opened our glass company in York County in
1994, we didn't imagine at that time we'd be involved in real
estate in any way. However, our business quickly grew and
in January 1996 we bought our first commercial property. A
few years later, we outgrew that building and decided to rent
it out and then bought another property down the street that
was a former Burger King restaurant. After remodeling it and
adding a warehouse, we thought that was it. But then we tried
our hand at some residential fixer-uppers, and we were hooked.
One pet peeve we always had was when we wanted information
on a home or to look inside, the real estate agents we called
rarely, if ever answered their phones. If they returned our
call at all, it was usually two or more days later, which
was very frustrating in a hot market. We went from one agent
to another to find the right fit for us but had no success--maybe
because buyers were so plentiful back then that agents didn't
have to care as much about getting new clients.
2005, we sold the glass business and I studied for and obtained
my real estate license. I was determined to be the agent we
weren't able to find and vowed to be the agent who answers
her phone. And I did just that. Of course, being such a new
agent, answering the phone all the time was easy, because
I had to work at it to get it to ring! Still, try me out.
Even though I'm busier now, I get excited to see a new number
on my caller ID and I still answer the phone more often than
the majority of agents answer theirs. Need to buy or sell?
Try calling or sending me a text message right now.
you know why I love being an agent?
love being a REALTOR because I love working with
and being around people. I am what one would call
a true "people person" and I have yet
to meet someone with whom I couldn't get along.
As a REALTOR, I get to be around people all the
time--not just buyers and sellers, but lenders,
other agents, appraisers, contractors, lawyers
and my friends and family! Being a real estate
agent allows me flexibility in my schedule to
carve out lunch with a worried seller or a doctor
appointment for one of my children. I cannot think
of any other profession that comes with the freedom
and personal rewards that real estate affords