Total Years in the industry: 37
Current company: Coldwell Banker Realty
Why did you choose a career in real estate?
With a background in interior design and decorating, I was transforming homes before the word “staging” was coined by Barb Schwarz. I started working with homeowners who got my name from their friends whose homes I had transformed, and my staged homes were setting new sale prices in their neighborhoods. I opened my own home staging company called Staging With Elegance, and it was a natural progression to becoming a real estate agent. I love the business, the wonderful homeowners I work with and the fabulous real estate agents.
What makes you excited to go to work?
The overwhelming satisfaction I feel when I put my heart and soul into professionally staging a home for my sellers, and I know it not only sold for its highest potential value, but I know it’s also a good value for the buyers.
What market is still hot right now?
Pinecrest, Coral Gables, Coconut Grove, South Miami and the Old Cutler corridor … everywhere! We have lots of buyers calling, and we need more homes to sell.
How would you describe your business?
I am a seller’s agent. At no extra cost, I help all homeowners who list with me prepare their homes to sell for its highest potential price. If they have a vacant home, I will furnish their home for FREE! I will loan them our beautiful high-end furnishings, art and accessories for free when they list with me!
What are you most proud of professionally and personally?
I am most proud — both professionally and personally — of helping so many homeowners and preparing their homes to successfully sell.