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Real Estate Broker/Owner - North Shore Suburbs & Chicago Real Estate
Thank goodness the NBA lockout is over! This makes me especially happy for two reasons: First, as an avid sports enthusiast, I need a new team to cheer for since my Chicago Bears are pretty much done for the season. But, more importantly, I am scheduled to participate in the Halftime Show at a Da...
In the state of Texas, you better want it pretty badly!  To be a licensed real estate broker, in addition to "time served" in the business you will need a whopping 900 hours of classroom coursework.  This image represents my remaining coursework after receiving 630 hours credit for a college deg...
It's a tough crowd out there.  Some days I feel like Rodney Dangerfield with a real estate license.  When people ask me what I do for a living and I tell them "I'm a Real Estate Broker," I often get that dreaded, awkward "Oh, ok" response.  That’s alright – I know I’m not alone. Real estate agent...
About a week ago, I volunteered at the local Salvation Army. This particular facility encompasses one of the largest Salvation Army residences in the country -- housing 500 men, women, and children at all times!  My assignment was to help serve dinner in 3 shifts to the male residents.  One of th...
I like watching sports. No, I love watching sports. Yes, I am a girl and I love watching sports. I can’t explain it. Maybe it’s from being raised in a household with two brothers. Or, maybe it’s from being exposed to numerous sporting events during childhood. I don’t know for sure. What I do know...

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