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My thoughts wander– How well do we know our connections on the internet? Probably not well—-personally. This is why I am sharing this post and others in the future.
Meet Christine Williams, CRS. A Broker-Associate with Keller Williams Realty Atlantic Partners Southside from Jacksonville, Florida.
I recently reached out to Christine since she is in the real estate industry, to ask what gifts she likes to give to clients. She shared, she loves to personalize her gifts – but most often, she creates gift baskets or picnic baskets filled with everything you would need for your first evening in your new home — but cannot find.
Gift Basket Ideas:
Toilet paper and paper towels, plates and plastic eating utensils, hand soap.
Picnic Basket Ideas:
Rotisserie chicken, deli food. Sample size gourmet foods, champagne and glasses.
To share a little more about Christine Williams – the person – I decided to ask her a few questions.
Question 1: How did you get into real estate and how long have you been in the industry?
Response: When I was 24 years of age I was a salaried property manager and was encouraged to get my real estate license. I obtained my license when I was 26–but was hesitant to give up a steady income. By age 29, I had $1,000 in savings, and I gave myself 30 days to sell “get a sale”. I did. In my early 30’s I obtained both my real estate broker’s and then my real estate instructor’s license.
Question 2: If a real estate agent were to give YOU a closing gift .. or a thank you gift what would you like to receive?
Response: The best gift I could receive is to work with another experienced professional.
Question 3: Favorite place to vacation?
Response: I live in a place where many people take their annual vacations: 1 mile from the ocean. So, I am blessed to be a full-time resident of a vacation destination. However, my “go-to” places for fun would be to anywhere tropical, taking a cruise or a boat on the saltwater.
Question 4: Would you ever purchase property where you enjoy going on vacation? –OR ever thought about it?
Response: I am not a routine person so I am not a person that will vacation in the same spot every year.
Question 5: What is the Best advice you ever received?
Response: A broker/mentor said early in my career, that you must wake up every morning and tell yourself that you are unemployed—-and then decide what activities you will do that day, to generate business and an income.
Question 6: Hardest Life Lesson?
Response: That no matter how kind or honest you are, there will always be people who do not like you, betray you or hurt you. It’s a reflection on them, not you.
Question 7: What gives your life meaning?
Response: I’ve been through some incredibly challenging experiences, both personally & professionally. With this being said, I know that I am supposed to be here doing what I am doing –to make my imprint. My purpose is to inspire, educate and coach others in the real estate industry.
Question 8: Favorite Childhood book?
Response: Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White. I was an avid reader as a child and this book stood out for me.
I would like to personally thank you Christine for taking the time to chat with a “stranger” from Ohio. For real estate questions or guidance Christine can be reached via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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