I have worked in the business world for 34 years. I have a wide background on all types of business. Having worked with Accountants, Architects and Computer Training companies gave me lots of experience in the business world and the inner workings of administration and teamwork. A good working background learning how to negotiate for my company and my clients. Love working with all types of people from the first time homebuyer to the 2nd property buyer.
I also help to mentor new agents in my office which is pretty cool to be able to help these new to the business Realtors. John Hall & Associates never "throws new agents under the bus" to flounder on their own. I am very proud of being able to help new agents be successful in their business.
I have a wonderful hubby, 2 kids and 7 grandkids whom I love spending time with when I can. We also have a Doberman that we are crazy in love with.
I did not have an area of focus until this whole market changed and people in trouble w/their loan were having to sell. I got educated in short sales by taking courses and getting involved with a company that negotiates with the lender for you so you as a Realtor do not have to do it. That lasted about three months until I realized that these companies that say they have an inside track w/the lenders, negotiators don't really have an inside track. I took more classes, read a lot of legislation, studied the market and the trends and dug in myself. I have successfully negotiated many short sales I feel I'm pretty good at this and love that I am truly helping people get out of an overwhelming situation. I take classes constantly to keep up on all the new programs that are out there for people from HAFA to the new Freddie/Fannie HAFA as well as the FHA PFS program. The rules change all the time and so does the market so it is a challenge to keep up on all of it - this I love! I have a great partner in my office who helps support me as I do her. We have started a support group that has its first meeting next week and I have invited other Realtors from other brokerages to collaborate with us. Our goal is to share our experience and knowledge for the common good - especially to help our valued clients.