I have been involved in Real Estate for 20 years, have had my license for 14 years and a member for HAR since 2007. I joined WCR in 2004.
2. Why did you join Women’s Council of Realtors?
My company, Lasting Impressions, was a service to agents. I helped Realtors and homeowners that had vacant listing by placing a Home manager in the house to stage and care for the property while it remained on the market to be sold. I joined WCR to be in front of agents and to build relationships.
3. What has been your involvement with your local chapter?
I was a member of The Houston Chapter, and served as Secretary for two years, and VP of Membership. Was honored to be the 2008 Houston Chapter Business Woman of the Year. In 2009 I was chosen by the Texas State Chapter as the State Affiliate of the Year.
I then transferred to the Montgomery County Chapter and held the Treasurer, Secretary, VP of Membership and am again in 2015 serving as VP of Membership. I received the 2013 Affiliate of the Year for Montgomery County
I also hold memberships in The Fort Bend and GREAT Northwest Chapters.
4. Why do you believe that the Women’s Council is still a viable organization?
This organization helps build strong relationships with other professionals to help strengthen your businesses. I have now placed my RE license with The Keller Williams The Woodlands & Magnolia office and am experiencing the organization from a different side.
The knowledge that is provided to Real Estate professionals helps us grow our TEAMS and helps give our clients better service.
5. What ideas do you have to increase membership and strengthen chapters?
Make new guests feel like they can be a part of this organization and let give them a small job to get them involved with others. The job of great leaders is to build strong leaders not strong followers.
We should let others show their strengths to bring more to our chapters and look for new ideas to bring to our members.
6. Personal information that you would like to share about yourself and family.
I was an only child, born in Michigan and moved to Texas to run from the cold weather. My mother was a leader in PTA, Girl Scouts and other organizations is why I guess I enjoy being part of many groups. It must have been in the genes. My daughter is also a big volunteer in church, scouts and my Granddaughters school as well.
By being involved it helps in your personal growth and helps in building relationships that will last a lifetime.