- Bachelor of Science in Commerce - Management
- Minor degree in Marketing
- Toastmaster International Competent Communicator
- Certified Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS)
- Investment Property
- 2012 - Present Higher Standards Real Estate Company, LLC
- 2010 - 2012 Remax; 2001 - 2010 The Pier Group
- 1999 - 2001 Coldwell Banker
- 1996 - 1998 Remax
- 1995 - 1996 Century 21
My real estate story began in Chicago, I was 23 years old, a newly wed and fresh out of DePaul University. I took the first job that would hire me and became a Customer Service Representative (I needed to start paying back those student loans). Out of the blue, my husband called a realtor off a sign to inquire about a house. She quickly answered the phone, gave him the property details and scheduled for us to come in to her office and discuss our real estate goals.
We had no idea how to buy a property and we didn't have a lot of money to put down but after qualifying us, she told us that since my husband was a military veteran, we could buy our home with no down payment. That’s exactly what we did! Her guidance enabled us to purchase our first property with no money down.
She was patient, kind and never seemed to be bothered by our million questions (we were first time homebuyers). Working with such a fantastic professional, inspired me to obtain my real estate license, quit my dead-end job and become a Realtor. For the past 19 years, I have been running my business with the same honesty, integrity and passion that our agent shared with us. I am a real estate broker, homeowner, investor and educator. I was born to help people and Real Estate allows me to make an impact in peoples' lives on a daily basis!