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.
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