The first lesson I could share for aspiring real estate agents is: Set goals for everything, not just sales. Be prepared to work hard. Be service-oriented and be honest. Find a real estate firm that will provide meaningful training and mentorship, one that is invested in your success.
The single best memory I have from being in this industry is the year I won my sixth Platinum Award from the Virginia Peninsula Association of Realtors and I was the number one agent on the Peninsula that year. It was such an honor, and to have all of my family and peers there for the ceremony was really special.
Something that most people don’t know about me is I’m funny and like to have a lot of fun. A lot of people think I am very serious, and I’ve been told that I’m intimidating!
When I get to relax, the first thing I do is play bridge. It allows me to block out business stress and everything else in life and focus on the game.
Three things that make my life wonderful are my husband of 54 years, Harry, and our two sons and six grandchildren; my miniature golden doodle, Beau; and many trips to New York with family and friends for Broadway shows, great food and shopping.
The most enjoyable vacation I have ever experienced is when I traveled to Maui, Hawaii — twice — with family for a college basketball tournament (Go UVa!) but really just for a wonderful family vacation.
A cause I am passionate about and in full support of is my favorite, SPCA. There are at least 10 different organizations that support animal rights of all kinds to which I donate my time and money.
My most prized material possession is my collection of rabbit tchotchkes.
When people think of me, I hope they think that I am honest and kind.
I want my legacy to be that I have had a full life with no regrets. Both with my family and in my career. I have given my all and cherished it all along the way.