What I've been up to.
I have to say, I usually don’t write too many blog posts, but my marketing director Matt thoroughly convinced me to fill in my friends and family on what I’ve been doing lately—it’s been a lot to keep up with!
As many of you know, my debut book, Happily Ever Always was released recently—you can find it on Amazon! I’m humbled that it has hit #1 Bestseller a number of times on their site.
I believe we all deserve to live in a mindset of happiness; not misery and achieving this state of mind comes through our own self-discovery. Similar to a diamond that begins as a chuck of rock enduring the hardest cut and roughest polish to shine in brilliance, so too, must we go through our own trial and tribulations to shape ourselves into greatness. And why the word Always, in my title, and not after? Simply because the words Happily Ever After is an end whilst the word ALWAYS is endless and don’t you think we endlessly deserve to live Happily Ever? I do!
Since the release, I have been on a small book tour across the country, appearing on morning shows in California, Oklahoma, North Dakota, and of course, on our very own CBS Chicago with Suzanne Le Mignot—watch it now!
On the real estate side, I’m humbled and appreciative for the incredible listings, many with rich histories. The Florsheim Mansion at 1328 State Parkway, one of Gold Coast’s most treasured and architecturally-renowned residences, is back on the market, as a single-family home or business for sale with real estate since it is operating as a licensed Bed and Breakfast allowing the public to enjoy a significant part of Chicago’s history. 21 East Scott Street, another magnificent Gold Coast home, has no detail spared in this David Alder inspired residence that is one of the stately and luxurious homes currently on the market in Chicago.
Modern masterpiece 200 West Grand—24th Floor; is a full-floor penthouse with 360-degree views and wrap-around terraces that has unrivaled views. If you haven’t had a chance to take a look at this home, you’re missing the hybrid beauty of LA, South Beach and NYC’s Meat Packaging District converge. And, living across the Zoo, 2344 North Lincoln Park West #4 is 4,600 square feet of full-floor, renovated, character rich, one unit per floor, vintage building that includes two car indoor parking, uncommon.
And, to top it all off, we worked on a website refresh that has long been the culmination of what I have wanted in my online presence; clean, visually appealing, and the ability to showcase our listings in a refined and forward-thinking way.
I’m proud to be one of the few individual brokers who devotes time and attention to marketing, so much so that I hire my own full-time marketing director to work exclusively on my listings. The market is going to get tough, and I want to make sure that my clients have every advantage possible to get sold. It has and always will be my philosophy, and the reason why I continue to have gracious success, in this field.
Between the book, the business, and the traveling, I’m staying busy, but for those of you who know me, that’s not anything new. I am so grateful to my family, cherished clients and wonderful friends. You are what fuels me each day! As I always say, I have so much gratitude for you each day, and I’m looking forward to staying in touch with you more.