I am a 14-year resident of the Nashville area and am a member of the Williamson County Association of Realtors. I was born in Washington, DC and raised in the Northern Virginia suburbs, where I attended Fairfax County Schools, Northern Virginia Community College and the University of Virginia Extension. I did my Real Estate training at what used to be called NIRE, now Moseley. When I lived in the Metropolitan area, I was a member of the Northern Virginia Association of Realtors, where I served on the Lockbox Committee and the MLS Committee..
I started my long and varied real estate career in 1983, in the Property Management Department of Town and Country Real Estate in Fairfax, VA. I was one-half of the Maintenance Department, scheduling repairs for over 700 properties. Once I passed my licensing exam I transferred to the New Homes Department and was the site manager for a homebuilder in Burke, VA. I eventually focused my business on the resale home market, where I've been ever since.
I can honestly say that I have truly loved being a Realtor, especially so during the Reagan administration. Entering the business in a climate where multiple contract presentations were the norm, it was easy to get lulled into thinking that it would always be like that. Unfortunately, it wasn't. When the market slowed in the DC area in the early 90s, I found myself in the position of having to reinvent myself and the ways in which I approached the real estate business. I was part of the commitee that oversaw the introduction and implementation of the PC-based MLS in the Washington Metropolitan area, and the one complaint I heard most often from veteran agents was, "I shouldn't have to know how to use a computer to sell a house!" In response to that mindset, I started a consulting firm called The Real Solution, which focused on the technological needs of Real Estate agents - everything from configuration of new computer systems and upgrades of hardware and software on existing computers to make them compatible with the PC-based MLS, to technology training to help agents update their business methods to be relevant in the age of computers. I also offered desktop publishing of property brochures and flyers for those who weren't artistically inclined. It was my desire to share my knowledge and enthusiasm for these new business methods that led me to my second career in the field of technology and marketing consulting, which I continue today through my family business, Image First Promotions (www.1stpromos.com). Image First creates virtual home tours for Realtors across the country, as well as radio and television ad scripts, voiceovers for commercials, web videos and virtual home tours, and imprinted promotional products for companies in and outside of the Real Estate business.
I produced this video for one of my listings in Mt. Juliet TN.
For most of the last decade I have been a radio host and producer, voicing and producing numerous commercials, radio programs, including "Money Talks" a real estate and finance talk show, on-hold announcements for business phone systems and Talking House units, and creating multimedia presentations. I want to be a part of YOUR team!
Re/Max President's Club
Northern Virginia Association of Realtors' Million Dollar Club Award
Realtor with 23 years experience, also a Success Coach specializing in entrepreneurial and career coaching, post-retirement and relocation consulting. See the big picture and reach your potential!