I began training for Real Estate seven years ago and have been an active agent for the past four years. My past experience and skills have prepared me for the Real Estate field and my passion for this work has already led me to early accomplishments. Some of these are being named a million dollar producer for 2009 (top 23 agents for the year) with $1.5 million in sales; Sales Associate of the month for Century 21 American Heritage; and Sales Associate of the month for my office six times in my year and half of service for this firm. In addition to this I have earned the e-PROÂ® Certification for Internet Professionalism indicating myself as an Internet Marketing Specialist.
My strong work ethic began in my teenage years. I began to gain experience and skills with each position I held. Each of these positions brought me into new challenges that contributed to continued growth in the business world. My experience was gained through positions such as these:
NCR Operator for US Sprint: answered and completed approximately 500 calls a day; National Data Corporation;
Bank Teller, Secretary, Receptionist: typing, answered phone, balanced daily cash drawer, monitored safety deposit box entry; former First National Bank of Leechburg; Secretary: balanced accounting ledgers, filing, organized deliveries, processed paper work for incoming freight deliveries, inventory, filled out leases for furniture financing, processed paperwork from credit card companies, figured furniture prices from invoices; Gordonâ€™s Furniture;
Administrative Assistant, Office Manager: travel coordination, purchase orders, correspondence, experience on the Macintosh and IBM computers, ACT database, accounts payable, employee expenses, trade show coordination, contracts, accounts receivable follow-up, modem transfers, filing, mail merges, editing company software manuals, account preparation, research, advertising, managing other employees, field support, other duties as head of the office; Concepts In Communications and Environmental Service Consultants;
General Manager; Managed and programmed ACT database (database management); Posted and kept all business deposits, expenditures, billing – categorized through PeachTree software; Payroll taxes; Maintained both databases; Computer back ups; Networking experience; Customer technical support for various Internet programs; Credit Card software; Phone bill auditing; Marketing; Equipment purchasing, maintenance, repair; Managing office staff; Web page posting; KiskiNet Internet Service Provider;
These positions gave me extensive exposure to interact with corporate and business persons and consumers. In fact, KiskiNet had over 5,000 customers that I serviced. This experience prepared me well for the Real Estate field. In addition to client and vendor relations, my years at KiskiNet gave me advanced technology experience that led me to earning the e-PROÂ® Certification. For over five years I wrote a monthly column called Healthy Eating for the Alle-Kiski Today print and online magazine as well as other articles as needed. I have experience editing and programming Internet web pages and advertising flyers for my business. I use technology in every way possible to assist my clients. I am also a photographer, when time permits, with professional equipment.
I live in the Kiski Valley in Westmoreland County. I was raised in New Jersey and went to Geneva College where I met my husband, Chris. After graduating we married and now have two children, Gil, 16, and Katie, 14. My life, like most momâ€™s, is a busy one.
I am a very active member of my church, Grace Community ChurchÂ¸ where Iâ€™m involved in a childrenâ€™s Bible Club, cooking for our meetings, Kiski Valley Foodbank, and other programs as needed. I am also an active member of the Daughterâ€™s of the American Revolution (DAR), where I have really discovered a lot about history.
My educational experience is as follows:
Associates in Science, Secretarial Science, May 1991; Geneva College, Beaver Falls, PA
Beyond Secretary, by Career Track;
Proofreading and Grammar Skills, by Career Track;
Professional Telephone Skills, by Career Track;
The Exceptional Assistant, by Fred Pryor Seminars; and,
e-PROÂ® Certification for Internet Professionalism; technology certification course offered by the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION of REALTORSÂ®.