Queens, New York
Associate Broker, Samson Properties
Why do you love working in real estate?
I love working in real estate because I genuinely have a heart to serve people. I feel blessed to be able to use aspects from my college degrees, life lessons, and experience to help leverage the best contract terms for my clients. (I am very competitive!) I also enjoy practicing real estate because I get to both work with and learn from wide-ranging groups of people. When I think of my day-to-day activities, I would not trade being an entrepreneur for a traditional job or career.
Favorite Work Story
My favorite work story is when I found the perfect home for my friend Brittany. Brittany was the ideal client in many ways (scores, income, employment); except for one. She was nonchalant about how quickly she wanted to purchase. Brittany provided me a specific list about what she wanted in her next home. So I set up a drip campaign in Bright for myself. I wanted to preview any viable options before I presented them to her. One day, I received a coming soon alert. The home was exactly what Brittany wanted… except bigger, nicer and newer. This home was FABULOUS!! I contacted the listing agent immediately. He remarked that he couldn’t believe I called as he was still working on edits! We were the first scheduled showing appointment and the first written offer the seller received. We won the contract and closed on the home. Whenever I visit, I can’t help but feel like “This is Our house!”.
What are you most proud of in your career?
I am most proud of my sister when she purchased her home in Woodbridge. My mom was visiting here from South Carolina and wanted to see homes for my sister to buy. I explained to her that Taryn hadn’t spoken with a lender so instead of viewing homes I’ll just email over listings. Big mistake. My mom immediately overruled me and directed me to show them their selected homes. lol!! The second home we saw was The One! We called the lender, she was qualified for more than the asking price. Long story short we’ve spent several birthdays, holidays, sleepovers, you name it.. at my younger sister’s house.
Lesson 1: my mom is and will always be the Boss!
Lesson 2: see lesson 1.
Do you have a special cause or volunteer your time?
I was recently appointed to serve on the Stafford County School Board’s gifted advisory committee. I feel blessed to work with people who are sincerely committed to improving the classroom experience and ongoing development of students throughout the county.
I am the funniest person I know. I make myself laugh all the time!