Lang Office: Palm Beach Gardens
Professional Designations: GRI (Graduate REALTOR® Institute)
# of Years in Real Estate: Fourteen (14)
Area of real estate expertise: Residential, Commercial, New Home Sales and Rentals.
Qualities that make me a real estate professional: Entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for real estate, marketing and sales. Volunteering on not-for-profit business boards and running my own small business. These attributes have helped prepare me to give the best service and expertise to my clients throughout my career.
I joined Lang Realty because: They offer the best tools, technology and outreach to customers locally and throughout the world.
Currently live in: Singer Island
Additional info: I developed a strong work ethic from a young age starting with my first paper route when I was in seventh grade. I have a long standing record of working hard, networking and developing relationships, and learning my craft so that I can put my knowledge and experience to work for my customers.
I was first licensed back in 1993 as a REALTOR® for the largest company in the Mid-Atlantic Region. My residential sales extended across a six-county region in Northern Virginia. In addition, I worked part-time for a real estate builder. Utilizing my negotiation and interpersonal communication skills, my knowledge of federal and local laws involving real estate contract, mortgage and banking laws and applying proven and effective marketing techniques, all contributed to my success in becoming a premier realtor in Northern Virginia. Further, I used my education and experience as an advocate for the Northern Virginia Association of REALTORS® Government Affairs Committee and co-authored the handbook on landlord/tenant relations, as a member of the Fairfax County Landlord/Tenant Committee.
In 2000, I moved to Saratoga Springs, New York and opened an Italian style restaurant, which had long been a passion of mine. As a restaurant owner, I was solely responsible for the aggressive growth and market dominance of my business, resulting in $2 million in annual sales. I handled all of the day-to-day operations. I supervised all major building and renovation projects for my 150-seat restaurant, including design and development, working with architects, contractors, inspectors, codes and licensing boards. This was the start of my Commercial Real Estate knowledge.
My volunteer work included being President of the Downtown Business Association, Executive Board Member Saratoga Convention and Tourism Bureau and Chair of the Membership Committee for the Saratoga Chamber of Commerce. I was named one of “20 Under 40 Movers and Shakers” in the Capital Region. Some of my fondest memories were doing charity work in Saratoga Springs and the Capital Region.
In 2012, I moved back to my hometown to work as a sales coordinator for the City of Utica’s Urban and Economic Office, and sold municipally owned property, including, commercial, residential, and land obtained as a result of foreclosures and administered all of the real estate closings. Sold over 800 properties in six years for total new assessments exceeding $21 million and increased the city’s credit rating. I was proud to preserve many historical properties and save the city millions in demolition costs. Worked with first time home buyers and investors on the residential end. This job allowed me to market and sell commercial properties and work on projects that brought in national, regional and local developers to the area. I worked with the codes,planning and zoning board and local stakeholders and gained invaluable experience.
Now, in this next chapter of my life, I’m happy to return back to Southern Florida in 2018 to live full time and be closer to my family and friends. I have enjoyed Southern Florida since I first started coming here in 1978 to my family’s condominium on Singer Island. I look forward to helping sellers and buyers in Southern Florida and will work hard to exceed all of their expectations once they hire me and put my knowledge and experience to work for them.