I was born in Lowell, MA and moved to Hudson, NH when I was about 11 years old. I grew up in a neighborhood with a country-like setting and attended the Hudson school system while gaining a very close knit group of friends. It took me quite some time to figure out what I wanted to be when I grew up, but each position I endeavored attributed to where I am now.
I started with the typical first job such as scooping ice cream for a local ice cream stand, working at a town diner assisting with breakfast prep and also being a tanning consultant. Once I graduated high school, I took on an administrative position at a manufacturing company and attended college in the evenings. I gained administrative and marketing knowledge that set the stage for what was to come. I also assisted Real Estate agents (my mother worked for a Real Estate firm in Nashua at the time) with marketing pieces on the side. That was the first time it was mentioned to me (of course by my mother) that I should consider a career in Real Estate.... nope, I was not interested. I continued to work full time for the manufacturing company and was promoted within leaning towards the purchasing side of things. I gained knowledge of price shopping, dealing with outside companies, bridging the gap between purchasing, sales and accounting. I also created the organization for the newly established Purchasing Office.
A few years later, I met my future husband. As time passed, we had our first son. While we had an abundance of support (and still do) from our families, having a child changes EVERYTHING. Daycare costs became an issue, especially once being pregnant with our second child. I then left my 10 years at the manufacturing company and pursued part time work. I was employed at a property management company for a year or so and then moved on to a more retail setting. While working as a manager at Pier 1 Imports, I discovered my natural enthusiasm for putting customers first and customer satisfaction. I lead the "Customer Experience" program to ensure we were always creating happy customers... I have never lost the desire to make clients happy... I continued to assist agents with marketing and became more dedicated to it. I began to assist with open houses, creating postcards, maintaining spreadsheets and any other tasks needed... OK, that was when I decided to attend Real Estate School to pursue obtaining my license...still not completely convinced that was what I wanted to do "when I grew up." Once the nights and weekend hours became too much at Pier 1, I moved on to a part time receptionist position at a local spa. Almost simultaneously, I passed my Real Estate exam and was promoted at the spa. I was then working part time as an agent and part time at the spa. When the two positions started to overlap and began pulling me in too many directions, I knew I had to make a decision. Should I go all in at the spa as the Operations Manager or should I really dive head first into the Real Estate world....
I made my decision and have not looked back. Not only do I fully enjoy helping others, but my career works for ALL aspects of my life. I have more control over my work schedule, more control over my children... well... sort of.. and more control over my happiness. I found the perfect balance I was searching for. I always have thought that everything happens for a reason... every past employment position I held prior to Real Estate was a stepping stone to where I was truly meant to be. Administrative, purchasing, property management coordination, customer service, marketing... they all contribute to what it takes to be an outstanding agent.
What do I love the most about my career? Bridging the gap between buyers, sellers, lenders and other contractors, being able to put a smile on each and every clients face as they begin their next journey in life while also being able to share time with my family and also with my still very close knit circle of friends.