Born and raised in the Chicago land area, I'm a third generation of Realtors. Divorced when my children were in grade school, I am devoted to my now adult children, Scott and Quinn.
High touch, high tech. I've trained for years to serve my clients best interest from the beginning of their need to the end.
Passionate about service and making a difference. I have always excelled in any position.
CDPE designation, Sept. 2009 Understanding the process and being able to help as a Certified Distressed Property Expert. I took this course to be able to help not only sellers who are in distress over their hardships, but to be able to help buyers understand the other side of real estate. Communication with the right people at the right time is such a premium.
CRS listing course, July 2008 Review o f own personal practices as a listing agent, seeing if there are practices that are recommending for proper marketing that I am not already doing.
Ninja training and seminar July 2007 Fort Collins, Colorado CRS course designed to focus on market place conditions and statistical analysis of the market place. This course was instrumental for me to understand the 2007 market adjustments.
CRS training and certification since 2002
Attending CRS convention 2 years and taking at least a course a year since certification. This designation, affiliated with the National Association of Realtors, is the highest professional designation awarded to Realtors in the residential field. Fewer than 5% of all Realtors hold this designation. I have made a personal commitment to either attend the CRS convention or RE/MAX convention for not only network concerns but to learn from the best.
Broker Associate Licensing
E-Pro certification, 2000
On line course accredited with National Association of Realtors approved course enabling me the knowledge and skill to advertise and promote my listings. Member of Cyberstars society for many years.
SRES Designation, 1999
2 day course and the National Association of Realtors, ChicagoIllinois
Designed to understand the emotional, psychological and physical needs of buyers and sellers for real estate. Understanding the physical choices.
Completion of Accredited Buyers Representation, 1998
Realtors Association of Northwest Chicagoland
Designed to educate the Realtor in Buyers Agency, what the duties the Realtor is responsible for.
MasterSalesAcademy Speaker as well as Sweathog training 3 times
I was honored to speak to the Academy of personal motivation and passion in the cycles of life. Also was awarded 5/50 Award numerous times through the years.. This course trained me in listening skills, salesmanship and striving to hit my goals.
Career History & Accomplishments
Platinum level of Achievement in the RE/MAX award system, 2004
This award is for agents who have shown a successful campaign of over $250,000 in gross sales commission earned. I received this award 2 years ago, and it is awarded to only the top 5% of all RE/MAX agents.
100% Award The next level of awards at RE/MAX
This award is for agents who have earned 100,000-249,999 of earning in a calendar year. Last year only the top 25% of all RE/MAX agents received this award. I have earned this award since I arrived at RE/MAX.
Leading Edge Prudential and Coldwell Banker Award
Baird & Warner, Chairman's Club
At the time, the highest achievement the company had earning it 4 years in a row.
Highest Commission Sales at General Nutrition Sales for part time employee, 1985
Union Oil Company of California
I was the lead accountant for Union Oil Accounting in the Property Accounting Department. My job was to prepare the accounting statements for sales and purchases in the entire Western Region. I was the lead accountant for the Alaskan Pipeline, which was the largest expenditure at Union Oil Co.
Memberships & Affiliations
Member of the National Association of Realtors, Illinois Association of Realtors
Member of RANWC, Realtor Association of Northwest Chicagoland
Member of the Mt.Prospect Chamber of Commerce
Member of the Northwest Business Builders, a network of 4 Chambers
Member of Windy City Connection, and one of the founding members
I represent my office at the Council of Offices for RE/Max of Northern Illinois