*As featured in the March 2011 & 2012 issues of Connecticut Magazine. Homebuyers & industry experts were surveyed to find real estate agents in Connecticut who scored highest in overall satisfaction.
I began my professional career in office administration and management. For a number of years I worked in design firms, first for a very successful architectural office, The Sullivan Group and then as office manager for a large engineering firm, Milone & MacBroom, Inc., then went to a law firm, Tinley, Nastri, Renehan and Dost, LLC., where I was again office manager for over five years. Feeling somewhat unfulfilled, I went back to school and received my Real Estate Appraisal Provisional License and Real Estate Sales License, during which I began to dabble in land development to survive financially. I now find the combination of real estate sales and development extremely exciting and rewarding.
Since my father, an automobile mechanic, would not let me take over the family business, I decided to go to Katharine Gibbs Secretarial School and join the corporate world. My view of a desk overlooking the city slowly became a view of land and open space. I think that we are magnetized towards our true loves and if we are lucky enough and we allow it, this energy will guide us through life and to happiness. With a career in Real Estate I have found my true passion.
I grew up on the sound so, naturally, I like boating, fishing and sitting on the beach. I also lose myself and all sense of time when I am working in the garden or doing a puzzle.
I have always wished that I could sing happy birthday out loud and not lip sync or dance without stepping on toes.
I drive around looking at homes and matching them to people I know. I look at land and find myself trying to figure out if it is subdividable or what other development possibilities it might have. It became very clear to me how passionate I was about this when my four-year-old daughter saw a huge yard with a house sitting on it and said, “That’s a beautiful piece of property, I wonder if it has city water and sewer?”
This sounds like a cliché, but I must say that both my mom and dad have, in different ways, influenced me the most. My mom grew up in a very rural southern farm town and taught me both respect for the land and the value of a basic lifestyle. My dad always emphasized hard work and personal commitment as the foundation of all relationships, both in business and in personal life. While I know I have been blessed with more opportunity than they had been given, my family and my commitment to responsibility remain my most important assets.
Anywhere. Give me the opportunity to experience new places and meet new people, and I am always grateful.