What did you do before real estate and how did you get started in the business?
I've always loved and been involved with real estate at some level. Growing up, my father was a local developer and I used to join him at his sites and watch him work. After college I started buying small properties, renovating and selling them. The real estate bug never left me.
What is something your clients find comfort in that makes them turn to you for their real estate needs?
Real estate to me is about building relationships. I love that so many of them have turned into friendships. Now that I have been a broker for almost 20 years, I really enjoy when I get the pleasure of selling a house of a client that they purchased with me many years before. I've been told by many of my clients that I am a great listener and make them feel very comfortable and taken care of throughout the entire process.
What do you love most about where you live and work?
The South End! I love it! I moved here while I was in college and never left. I work here, I live here, I love here, I play here, I eat here. I truly believe it is one of the best neighborhoods anywhere. It is so nice to see so many familiar faces walking the streets everyday. My parents told my grandparents that they were pregnant with me at the former Sahara restaurant on Shawmut Avenue. I love that the sign is still there.
What are a few sources of joy in your week?
- My family, friends and tomorrow, my soon-to-be new son Rocco.
- My yoga and meditation practice.
- Cooking, eating and enjoying delicious wine and food with my people.
- Traveling and exploring other cultures.
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