Q: What brought you to Pinal County?
A: My parents have lived here for 25 years, specifically in Arizona City where my father has a real estate office, so I’ve spent many holidays and vacations here. In 2019, I decided to make the move to Casa Grande.
Q: How did you become interested in your career field?
A: With a background in hotel management, I knew I wanted to work with customers, just not in that industry. My father has been a Realtor® since the day I was born, so it was a natural fit to accept a position at Title Security Agency.
Q: What has been the biggest challenge of your job?
A: I started with the company in March 2020. The greatest challenge, due to the timing of the pandemic, is not only learning the specifics of the title and escrow side of real estate, but connecting with agents from a virtual platform while confined to a home office.
With only a few days of training and a handful of introductions to agents, our office shut the doors and the real challenge began. Although it was not considered cold calling on agents, the fact that they did not know me, and I could not meet with them in person, proved to be a giant obstacle.
Q: What has been the greatest reward of your job?
A: This, however, has also become one of the greatest rewards and personal accomplishments. Our sales manager and southern operations manager told me: “You were put into a very unique situation when you first started.”
It is one thing to make a “virtual” call when you know the agent, and more importantly when the agent knows you, it is an entirely different experience when both parties do not know one another.
Adding that all the resources and services we offer I had to learn remotely without any training is why I say this was a great personal accomplishment. I was awarded the 2020 affiliate of the year award from the Pinal County Chapter WeServ association for Realtors®, an award voted on by the local Realtors® and brokers.
Q: Where would you like to vacation next; why?
A: My next big vacation would be to Bora Bora and stay in the overwater bungalows for some true rest and relaxation, and a day or two of snorkeling and scuba diving.