"The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do."
As a lifelong resident of Northeast Ohio, I’ve gotten to know many sides of town. I grew up in Mentor, spent my college years downtown, moved back and forth a bit between the east side and west side before settling down in the Akron area.
I am a bit of a Jack of all Trades if you will. I’ve played the violin off and on for about 30 years, participated in sports throughout school, have developed many interests and hobbies, and my education and work experiences are fairly diverse. On one hand, it sounds like I’m all over the place, but the reality is that all of these varied things about me contribute important key ingredients to my growth as a real estate professional.
I started playing violin at age 9 and music was my main focus throughout my childhood. Concentration, focus, dedication, hard work as an individual and in groups over the years are all important attributes for doing a job well done. Growing up I tried several sports with slow softball becoming my favorite and my foundation in teamwork. My interests and hobbies are pretty vast and have changed over time, but the one detail that stands out for me is creativity. Whether it’s in the kitchen, in my craft room, out on the town, in my travels and anything else I do, I love to think outside the box and come up with unique approaches.
My education consists of graduating high school from Mentor, pursuing a music education degree at Cleveland State University, becoming EMT-Basic certified through Lakeland Community College and obtaining my real estate license from Hondros College of Business.
I started working at the age of 16 and have consistently held a job since. I explored several job opportunities in my early twenties before settling into an accounting position at a major corporation. I’ve worked in food service, at a florist, in retail, veterinary clinic and a large corporate office. It’s a wide assortment, but the two experiences that were consistent through every job for me are customer service and cash handling. Both are extremely important to me in the real estate industry.
As for my personal life, I’ve been married to my husband for about 10 years. We’ve been together for 15 so far. We purchased our first home together in 2005 and renovated the entire thing inside and out. After 8 years we decided to change up our lifestyle a bit and sold the house after just 3 short weeks on the market. That experience from the very beginning is what sparked my interest in real estate. Between that and my talent customer service enlightened me to the idea I could do something in a bigger way to help others. Real estate is important. For many, it represents the largest transaction in one’s life. It is also time-consuming and stressful. My goal is very personal to me. I feel it’s my duty, not only as a realtor, but as a caring individual, to make the process as seamless and stress-free as possible for my clients.
Did you know:
-Some agents and brokers work in a typical office environment.
-Agents and brokers help clients buy, sell and rent properties.
-The mean annual wage is $55,530... that's $26.70 an hour!
-Some agents and brokers are able to telecommute, working out of their homes.
-There is a 9.6% projected employee increase from 2012-2022 in Ohio alone.
All information found from Hondros Information booklet: the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Ohio Labor Market Information, and Columbus REALTORS.
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It's officially Fall and the month of Halloween! Living in Northeast Ohio, this is the perfect time to get out and enjoy that last bit of decent weather. The smell of pumpkin spice and apples, the crunch of leaves under your feet, and the endless bonfires that leave you smelling like bonfire smoke for the next week are a few things Fall brings to the table. October is also the month of spooky traditions, trick-or-treating, and lifetime traditions. Here is a list of a few things to do in Northeast Ohio this October/Fall season.
Fall Hayrides at Cleveland Metroparks Mill Stream Run Reservation- About a 30 minute ride from Downtown Hudson, this is a great way to get your family in the fall spirit! For more information visit www.clevelandmetroparks.com.
The Old West Pumpkin Fest at Rockin R Ranch in Columbia Station- This "Country Kid's Show" is family-friendly and interactive for children. There is also a fun house, petting farm, face painting, a farmer's market, and more! For more information, visit www.clevelandhayride.com.
Chagrin Documentary Film Fest- This 5 day event is held Oct. 5-9 and is held to educate and audiences and empower filmmakers. Visit www.chagrinfilmfest.org/ for more information.
Nature at Night- If you're looking for a nighttime activity for your family, you might want to check out this Cleveland Metroparks event featuring live nocturnal animals and other animal programs, children's crafts, and night hikes. For more information visit www.clevelandmetroparks.com.
Fall Festival of Leaves- This event takes place the third weekend of October and is just a short, half hour drive from Downtown Hudson in Bainbridge, OH. For more information on what the festival provides and a timeline of events visit www.fallfestivalofleaves.com.
Besides festivals, there are also plenty of apple farms, pumpkin patches, and family-friendly destinations that can make for a great fall day. A few farms in Northeast Ohio are Beckwith, Maize Valley, Dussell Farms, Hillcrest Orchards, Kingsway Pumpkin Farm, Sirna's Farm Fall Festival, and more. For more places to visit and for more destinations visit http://www.northernohiotourism.com/ohio_pumpkins.htm.
Don't forget to share your Fall experience(s) with us!
Last Friday provided our interns Bre and Sam with a beautiful morning to get more familiar with Hudson, OH. Regardless of the construction on Main Street, the shops and restaurants are as adorable as ever! Below are a few photos giving an insight to Downtown Hudson.
Stay on the lookout for more information about our interns and what we've been up to!
Join us this Sunday, September 18 for an open house at 21712 Halworth Rd, Beachwood, OH 44122 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. This home has an open floor plan and updates galore! Walk in to a welcoming foyer, formal living room/dining room, cook's delight kitchen with newer granite counters, stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar, vaulted Florida room, and family room with a fireplace. Visit http://ow.ly/fss6304fLE2 to learn more!
And don't forget about the open house on Sunday, September 25 at 5281 Meadow Park Dr, Kent, OH 44240 from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. This Colonial-style home also provides granite counters in the kitchen, newer flooring in the kitchen, newer sump pump, and hot water tank. The front porch is very welcoming and you walk in to a generous foyer, formal living/dining rooms, cook's kitchen, family room with fireplace, special vaulted Master retreat full bath, and an attached 2 car garage. Visit http://ow.ly/ZtFK304fNdL for more information on this property!
We hope to see you out, if you have any questions feel free to contact us!
Do you know someone looking for a great property in Cuyahoga Falls? Check out this listing at 1948 Victoria St.
Incredibly well-maintained home! Combine no maintenance, all new in 2012, exterior siding, roof, downspouts, garage and windows with the charm of the original Youngstown Steel Kitchen cabinetry and you can live worry-free in a great neighborhood. Electricity, air conditioning and furnace new in 2006; carpet 2011; new bath 2015; and stove 2016. There is a bonus back all-seasons room that adds additional space for dining or entertainment.
For more information on this listing, visit http://tour.circlepix.com/tour/blaze/?tourId=3876337#.V9hJnpgrIdU.