What did you do before real estate and how did you get started in the business?
As a child, my mother worked as an Assistant Assessor. She always shared how fun it was to have the privilege of viewing other people's homes. I have always been a worker bee who couldnt sit still, so knew I wouldnt be a good candidate for a 9-5 desk job. I decided to become a Licensed Social Worker and worked for the Department of Children and Families for six years. Although I loved that job, I found myself constantly looking at Realtor.com on my lunch breaks! When I was 24 years old, I purchased my first investment property. After that, I really caught the real estate bug and thought, Wow, I can still help people, just in a different way. The rest is history!
What is something your clients find comfort in that makes them turn to you for their real estate needs?
My background as a former Licensed Social Worker has helped me better assess and anticipate the unique needs of each of my clients. Most importantly, I was trained to diffuse and negotiate very challenging situations, in a solution-based manner. This skillset has really come in handy in real estate!
What are some of your favorite local hobbies, activities or organizations that you participate in?
Years ago, I ran the Boston Marathon with a charity group in support of Dana Farber. Although Ive hung up my running shoes, I still support Dana Farber with a donation with each home sale. Nowadays, I love to take long walks and explore the conservation land & trails around the area. My kids recently learned to ride their bicycles, so Im having fun chasing them around the local trails!
What do you love most about where you live and work?
Arlington is TRULY the best of both worlds, the perfect blend of urban and suburban. I have found the folks here to be welcoming, smart, eclectic and fun!
What are three sources of joy in your week?
Well, thats simple: my 5-year-old son Louie and 8-year-old daughter Fiddie! In the summer, my husband and I bring them to our tiny summer shack on Plum Island for an old-fashioned, technology-free break!