On March 24, 2014 a handsome young man of 94 years took my hand after a closing in which he sold his home that he built for his now-late wife. He told me, “You. I have met a Realtor then met another Realtor, then another. But you. You are a good one. You are a very, very, good one. Wonderful is what you are.”
And he wasn’t my client.
People tell me all the time, “I don’t know how you do what you do.” This is how: by leaving a small stamp of love on people’s souls. Having every opportunity to do so leaves me feeling grateful, even on the tougher days. I come from the small town of North Hampton, New Hampshire, from two loving parents that are still together to this day, and I was raised to believe that compassion for others is the single, most important thing you can give in life. When I entered real estate after a short (but dangerous) 11-month stint in social work, I did so with the energy I give everything: 212%. Why 212, you ask? 212 degrees is where water boils. At 211 degrees it’s still very hot, but not boiling. One degree is all it takes. I set out to give that one extra degree – that one extra percent -i n everything I do. Every. Single. Day.
I had a wonderful career in real estate in the Manchester area from 1998 until approximately 2007. I took some time off to stay home with my 5-year-old twin girls until I got divorced and moved back to the Seacoast. I was fortunate to meet the man of my dreams in 2012, and we married in 2014; which added another teenage girl to my life – the same age as my twins! We have three girls in high school, all of whom make me laugh most days and want to pull out my hair on occasion; but hey, that’s life with teenagers! My husband and I are blessed with three amazing ones.
I missed real estate very much, and started up again in 2010. I met my then-partner Nancy Beveridge of the Seacoast Sold Team in 2012, at the same time I met my husband. Life seems to put people in your path when you need them. Nancy and I had much success with the Team until I decided my path in life was leading me to open up my own company . . . so I took a leap of faith.
Studio H Real Estate was born in February 2017, and much to my surprise, the response was overwhelming! I knew, quite simply, that it was the correct next step for me and for my family, but I had no idea the outpouring of support and pride that would come from so many of my colleagues, friends, and family. I am very proud to be the owner of this amazing boutique real estate firm, as we lead the way into a new era of doing real estate “the right way,” as I like to say. This means putting the basics first: compassion for people; knowledge that is ever-growing; and add to that a love of research, technology, and marketing. I have a team of coaches – both real estate and business – that keep me on my toes and on the cutting edge of technology, marketing, leadership, and self-improvement. I have been fortunate to learn from and meet the greatest folks, including George Ross, Nido Qubein, Randi Zuckerberg, John Travolta, Frederick Eklund, Calvin Klein, The Scott Brothers (all 3!), Jillian Harris, Jason Cameron, Hugh Hilton, Brian Tracy, Tony Robbins, Les Brown, and so many more! Everything I learn from these folks, I channel into my work for my clients. This translates into greater success in their real estate ventures!
The incomparable Coach John Wooden said it best, “Success is peace of mind, which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.”
I am proud to have collected numerous testimonials from clients over the years; a small collection of them can be found on our site here. I will reiterate our company motto “When your work speaks for itself, don’t interrupt.” (Henry J. Kaiser)