Lang Office: Palm Beach Gardens
Professional Designations: GRI (Graduate REALTOR® Institute) & C2EX Commitment to Excellence through NAR
# of Years in Real Estate: 16
Area of real estate expertise: Residential, Commercial, New Home Sales and Rentals.
Qualities that make me a real estate professional:
Over 1000 properties Sold!!!
Entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for real estate, marketing and sales. Volunteering for not-for-profits, business boards and running my own small business. These attributes have helped give the best service and expertise to my clients throughout my career.
What does having a GRI designation mean to you? Only 18% of REALTORS have this designation. The GRI symbol is the mark of a Real Estate professional services by securing a strong educational foundation. New technology, laws, procedures and the increasing sophistication of buyers and sellers requires real estate practitioners to perform at an ever-increasing level of professionalism. We are recognized nationally and are committed to serving our clients and customers with the highest ethical standards.
What is a C2EX REALTOR? In 2018 the National Association of REALTORS proudly launched Commitment to Excellence (C2EX), a program that empowers REALTORS to demonstrate their professionalism and commitment to conducting business at the highest standards. This award honors us for fostering a culture of professional growth, innovation and organizational performance.
I joined Lang Realty because: They are locally owned and operated company with a strong support staff. Which dominates in sales in Palm Beach County and South Florida. They offer the best tools, search engine optimization (extremely important), technology and targeted print through guerrilla marketing. With the best outreach to customers local, regional, national and throughout the world.
Currently live in: Palm Beach Shores
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 with professionals, investors and developing relationships, and learning my craft so that I can put my knowledge and experience to work for my customers.
Education BA from Syracuse University 1990 - Masters Student Florida Atlantic University 91/92
I was first licensed back in 1994 as a REALTOR® with Long & Foster the largest real estate company in the Mid-Atlantic Region. My residential sales extended across Northern Virginia. In addition, had experience working for a builder in New Home Sales. 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® as a member of the Government Affairs Committee. Plus, I was appointed by the Fairfax County Executive to a committee to craft and publish a county wide handbook for Tenants & Landlords.
For 12 years in a non real estate roll, I moved to Saratoga Springs, New York and opened an Italian style restaurant. which made me a third generation Restauranteur to carry on a family tradition. As a restaurant co-owner with over 70 employees, I was solely responsible for the aggressive growth and market dominance of our 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 the 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 and understanding of commercial leases and contracts. I understand what businesses go through and can be entrusted in helping you in finding or selling your business.
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 Albany Capital Region. Some of my fondest memories were doing charity work in Saratoga Springs and the Capital Region and building long lasting friendships.
My next work experience, I sold real estate as a sales coordinator in a upstate NY city in the Urban and Economic Development 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 which included a 200,000 square foot factory, high-rises and mom and pop business. These projects and sales brought in national, regional and local developers to the area. I worked with the codes, planning and zoning board and local stakeholders and gained an invaluable experience in commercial and residential sales.
I’m happy to return back to Southern Florida going on three years to live full time and be closer to my family and friends. I have enjoyed Southern Florida since I first started coming here, every year since 1978 to my family’s condominium on Singer Island and have extensive knowledge of subdivisions and neighborhoods. I have done deals in Miami-Dade, Broward, Palm Beach, Martin and St. Lucie Counties and off to a fantastic start in real estate in South Florida. I enjoy helping sellers and buyers in Southern Florida and will work hard to exceed all of your expectations once you hire me and put my knowledge and experience to work for you.
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