- Professional Question/Answers about Jane
- Personal Question/Answers about Jane
- Why did you choose Real Estate as a career?
I love working with people in a one-on-one relationship. Buying a home is one of the most important tasks that a person undertakes if not the most important. Helping that person find the “right” home is fun and extremely rewarding. Selling a home is almost always a “major” event. However, I truly feel that it doesn’t have to be a nightmare. I have always believed in the “kid glove approach” to representation. I try to make the selling and/or buying event as easy and as seamless as possible for my clients.
- What kind of prior business and sales experience do you have?
I begin working in retail sales over 50 years ago in my sister’s gift shop in Gulfport, Mississippi (The Purple Lantern). Since that time, I have owned a catering business in Omaha, Neb, and a gourmet cookware shop in Pleasantville, New York (The Kitchen Emporium). I worked as a Business Broker in the New York tri-state area (Selective Business Brokers) for approximately 8 years and in Residential Real Estate in New York’s Westchester County for 4 years (Chappaqua, NY – Randolph Properties) before moving to Dallas. My entire business experience has been in the high-end service industry.
- What percentage of your business is from referrals?
Approximately 70%. I am very fortunate to have very solid relationships with past clients who remember me to their family and friends. Actually, when a home closes, it feels almost like a withdrawal for me as well as for my clients.
- What systems do you have in place that will keep you in constant contact with me?
I have a website, personal office phone that goes to my cell when I’m on an appointment, cellular and I’m probably the most tenacious person that you’ll ever meet.
- How much time and money do you invest each year in training?
In this business, you have to constantly keep on top of what’s new in equipment, procedures, industry rules/regulations and now – website and the Internet.
- Can you provide a resume or personal brochure upon request?
Of course. Click here for my resume.
- What kind of car do you drive? Is it clean and presentable?
A Lexus convertable- always clean and presentable
- Do you have a personal assistant?
Yes. However, as a client, you will work with me on a regular basis. In my opinion, personal assistants are needed in a busy office for routines, paperwork, and to assist in initial agent-to-meet listing showings. The key words here are “assist” and “initial”. When a buyer becomes interested in a specific area/property and starts considering a contract you should have someone to do your bidding that is experienced and can bring the process to fruition in a timely and professional manner. I am not a “front man” for an office of assistants.
- Are you computer literate?
Very definitely! An Agent/Broker who is not computer literate in today’s real estate market is definitely in a short term job market! The internet has become a major part of the discovery and informational process that both buyers and sellers avail themselves to. Not everyone who buys and sells residential real estate has a computer – but that is changing drastically on a daily basis. A representative in today’s market absolutely MUST be able to function in this environment.
- How long have you lived in the geographical areas you service?
Before moving to Dallas, I was in residential Real Estate in New York’s Westchester county. I officed in Chappaqua, New York – Randolf Properties. Chappaqua is Very similar to the Park Cities in types and price of houses and in attitude and community.I moved to Dallas in 1994.
- What are some of your favorite hobbies?
Cooking, music, reading, and theatre.
- Is there anything else about yourself you would like to share?
I have a fantastic pet, “Farley”. He’s a rescue mix of Bouvier and Beardie and weighs in at around 52 pounds. Farley was found after surviving Hurricane Ike in Houston. He’s in my pictures.
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