I came to Real Estate by way of the beauty industry, becoming a mother and the economy forcing my hand. I remember when I was in my early 20s a gentleman and his wife came into the restaurant I was working at while at university, and insisted that I come speak to him at his office about changing my path. I thought he was crazy and just trying to “sell” me a dream, so I dismissed the conversation. At that time I was 1 year out of the United States Air Force and was determined to finish school so that I could live the American Dream. Fast forward about ten years and I found myself with a new baby, single and desperately trying to keep my career as a makeup artist/stylist afloat. I remember the day that I fell in love with her, Gabriella, it was the day that I realized that I needed to make a change. It was that day, back in 2011 that I decided that I would never again leave my baby to go do something that didn’t allow me to be available to her full time AND make me happy, a TALL order. I knew that I wanted my work to be important and to be something that I could hand down to her. At the time I had less than 100 dollars in my bank account, and a support system to match.
Five years later, the most important part of that transition to complete happiness would include a move from St Louis to Chicago, so that I could “Love Where I Live”. I immediately found my place within @properties and couldn’t be happier with my decision.
Today, my career is steadily heading in the direction I envisioned, and I’m excited to share my passion to help others understand how to create generational wealth through homeownership. I often think of that man I met almost 20 years ago and what might have been had I been open to his offer of something different because he saw something in me. It is because of this missed opportunity that I am constantly searching for ways to help others see a bigger future for themselves..