2021 is my 50th year of being licensed real estate in Florida. Yes you read that correctly and it was not a typo, 50 years, in Florida real estate. My husband, Chad, is the Broker for Global Realty LLC, a commercial brokerage office.
In addition to the full real estate business background, I was a FL Mortgage Broker for 26 years, have been in all facets of the construction industry since the 1970's and a legal assistant. I came into the industry as an active member of the family business. Both of my parents were real estate brokers in the '60s and '70s. Having been a Director for the local Board of Realtors and serving on several committees plus participating in Women's Council of Realtors, utilizes my leadership skills and follow-up qualities.
There isn’t a Broker or Realtor out there that knows everything, but I pride myself on bringing my real world knowledge to each transaction, to ensure that I properly represent a client and accurately effectuate the transaction in a timely manner. Agents are taught how to pass the State test, not how to creatively construct a transaction nor the awareness of criteria which will make a transaction fail. 50 years in the industry has taught me what is not taught in the classroom. Experience teaches and matters.
Besides the full real estate residential and commercial background, I was a FL Mortgage Broker for 26 years, and have been in all facets of the construction industry since the 1970's. Mother's business partner was the only VA Appraiser locally and was a General Contractor building houses in Lee County in the '70s, for which I participated in both ventures.
I have lived a total life of real estate and its related industries. Upon the passing of my mother, I opened my own business, naming it after her initials: ARK. It has been my goal to steer my clients in the right direction.