I had attended Paralegal School and received a certificate when I took a job at a law firm specializing in real estate in New Jersey. I moved to Florida in 1997. Before deciding to get my license I worked for a land development company in Volusia County for almost five years, I have been an assistant to Realtors, and office management for Real Estate firms, along with almost five years at a title company. I have also been literally in the field as a termite inspector and I have some experience in construction. I Recently attended a Pre-Foreclosure/Short Sale Symposium to learn more about what everyone is dealing with, I believe knowledge is power. Although I wanted to stay focused on Commercial/Industrial listings and sales. I continue to learn something new every day and hope to never lose that quest for knowledge.
Being aware of the current economy, I try to get all the details needed to match up the buyer with the home that is right for them. Making sure they know what they are able to afford the home and having them pre-qualified prior to looking at homes. I feel taking the correct steps takes a lot of anxiety out of the equation, which makes it more enjoyable for all involved.
I try to do they same thing with my seller. Know all the facts and make sure to turn over all stones to see why they really want to sell and make sure they are realistic about what their house is worth and how to get to the real listing price. I have talked myself out of listings talking to a seller and making them realize it was just not the right time to sell their home.