BHHS Fox & Roach, Media
20 Years Active in Real Estate
Please expand on your previous leadership experience
Licensed in the state of MA as a real estate agent in 2002. After one year, received broker license and became an active member of the MA Association of REALTORS® and NAR. Relocated to PA in 2005 and received PA license and became an active member of Tri-County Suburban REALTORS®, PAR and NAR. For the last 20 years I have been working within my community, county and state to promote and encourage homeownership. Served as Chair on the Chester City Zoning Board for the last 10 years.
What role do you hope to play on the Board?
My many years of professional and political experience and dedication to community and homeownership is what I would like to contribute to the board. My professional career expands many industries and concentrations, to include, healthcare, higher education for a historically black college and municipal government. I hold the designation of ABR and Accredited Luxury Home Specialist, a certificate of accreditation as a Relocation Specialist and New Home Specialist. Received several certifications to include Diversity, Inclusion and Fair Housing Laws, in 4 states, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Maryland and the District of Columbia. Knowledgeable in the intricacies of Condo and Multi-Family commercial sales, Innovative Marketing and Commercial real estate, (USPAP), Mastering the CMA, Commercial Policies and Data Gathering, Financial Aspects of Commercial & Investment Properties, Residential and Commercial Contracts, Evaluations and Site/Community Planning and Discrimination, (ACom) Accredited Commercial Property Management Specialists and is a certified (LIHTC) Low Income Housing Tax Credit Specialist, and a HUD certified Home Sales specialists. Knowledge in the areas of Ethics Over Instinct, Real Estate Taxation and the Appeal Process, Home Equity Conversion Mortgages, Understanding Contingencies in an Agreement of Sale, PA Rules and Regulations of Practice, Zoning and Land Use, Income Capitalization Techniques, PA Antitrust Guidelines, 1031 Tax Exchange, Property Management and Managing Risks, Building a Strong Planning Commission, Managing the Subdivision Review Process, and Redeveloping Blighted Properties.
What Association benefits and/or offerings have provided you the most value in your business?
I most appreciate the PAR Legal Hotline and the educational training. I have taken advantage of the MCE Season Pass and attended many events, meetings and conventions.
What industry trends do you feel will affect our association in the upcoming years?
Legislation will impact our industry the most because it dictates how we are allowed to conduct business which will close or open opportunities to expand homeownership and the value of REALTORS®. Diversity, Inclusion and Fair Housing and educating consumers about the reach of homeownership. Expanding and recreating the value of REALTORS® to support consumers will help support the industry.
What do you think should be the priority issues being addressed by the Association today?
Continuing to support legislation that supports the industry. By our persistent efforts in support of the 1031 Exchange, PA now recognizes it. Continuing support of equitable and inclusive changes.
Why are you interested in serving on the Board of Directors?
To be a part of something great that is making a difference in our communities.