May 6th 2014
New York Family
What distinguishes you from others in your field? What expertise and experience do you bring to the table?
I have been taught over my 12-year career that real estate is a relationship business disguised as a transactional business. Taking that to heart, I take the time to get to know my clients, to understand their needs, and help them make the best choices. Today, most of my business is from referrals, which I am so proud of.
I also think it helps that I live where I work. My sons attend Buckley on the Upper East Side and, as a hands-on mom, I know the city inside and out—from the best sports teams and activities to the store for the hard-to-find item. I love being the go-to source for my clients.
What are the qualities you possess that contribute to your success in the real estate industry?
I keep real estate real—I’m honest with my clients and strive to keep the experience as fun and stress-free as possible.
What’s the most exciting part of your job? What keeps you going every day?
It’s exciting to truly love what you do. While I work seven days a week, I don’t work the traditional 9am to 5pm hours that many do, allowing me the flexibility to spend time with my kids. People love to talk about real estate whether they’re looking to buy or not—it’s always new, always changing. I love that my job can create connections with people.
I’m very goal-oriented. Last year was an incredible year for me with the successful marketing and sale of a trophy Park Avenue property for which I received a company-wide recognition award. I have set a high bar for myself this year, but I know I can jump over it!
Tell us about some of the new and exciting listings and projects you’re currently representing.
I have been really busy in the building that I live in, 444 East 86th Street, as well as the surrounding neighborhood. I have lived there for a long time — my insider’s perspective helps me price properties appropriately and showcase the building and area to interested buyers.
I am also very excited about my exclusive coming on at 168 East 74th Street. It is a classic 7 room home with great bones in a very desirable building for $3.1 million.
How do you spend your free time?
I live a very active life. I love to take my kids to new places within the city and beyond. Also as a native Canadian, I like to go back to Canada and visit with my children.