Experience: I have been in real estate for over 30+ years. Specializations: Over the decades I’ve worked with first time homebuyers, investors, empty nesters, families, corporations, auto shops, and retail office space. Areas Served: From Santa Barbara to Palm Springs to San Diego, Oceanside, Riverside, Big Bear, Orange County and all of Los Angeles! Q: What made you become interested in real estate? A: From a very early age, I took an interest in real estate. I overheard my parents talking about selling our home; I asked to take on the job. I actually sold my parents’ house at age 14 in Queens, New York. They gave me $1000 which started my college fund! Q: What is the most interesting thing that happened during an open house you hosted? A: The most interesting thing that happened is a little puppy wandered in the front door…walked around the house and decided to follow me around. I put up flyers for a lost dog, but no one claimed him. I took him to the vet, but there was no microchip. I adopted this little guy. His name is Peanut and he’s been with me ever since. That was 12 years ago! Q: What was your favorite moment in your career so far? A: It had to be when I led a team of 45 agents for Prudential California Realty and one of my agents presented me with his Vietnam USMC sword. Mike called me his hero. It was during the housing crisis of 2008-2009 and I gave the team so much love and inspiration to push forward…That’s when he gave me his sword! I was so moved and touched …he made me an honorary Marine. I love working with Veterans and I’m so grateful to Mike for acknowledging me in this very special way. Q: What do you wish you had known when you first got your real estate license? A: Not to be afraid to say "I’ll get back to you with that answer." No one knows everything just starting out, but with time, you gain the knowledge and confidence. Q: In what ways have you seen the real estate industry change since you started? A: Well, when I began in real estate there were no computers, no Internet. We had MLS books which were printed every two weeks…then came faxing then came dummy terminals and thermal paper! Then we had GIANT handheld phones…oh boy…I’ve seen it all in my 30+ years. I even got to work at Microsoft and help MSN aggregate a million listings nationwide. Now, the consumer has as much information as never before, but, at the end of the day, a real estate professional who truly cares and knows the market is the best resource for a homebuyer or home seller. It’s the largest financial transaction most of us make in our lives and it’s always best to seek the advice, wisdom and negotiating skills of a seasoned professional. Q: What’s the most challenging part of your job? A: The most challenging part of my job is the most rewarding! Finding the right home for the right person. Navigating successfully through the unexpected twists and turns of an unpredictable real estate market. Q: If you could sum up being a real estate agent in five words or less, what would you say? A: Rewarding, Building Community, Changing Lives.
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