Attitude is Everything

Hi I’m Hope. I’m a REALTOR®, a Zumba Instructor a mom and a blogger. Yes, I really do all of these things. I’m sure a lot of people think I’m a crazy for taking on so much, but haven’t you ever had such enthusiasm about something you just couldn’t wait to do it? I’m hoping your  answer to that question is yes! If your answer is no, we need to talk.

In 2002 I quit my day job (in tech development and support) and become a REALTOR®. Not because I have mad high pressure sales skills (‘cuz I don’t) and not because I thought it would be an easy paycheck (‘cuz it isn’t). I became a REALTOR® because I’m passionate about home ownership and helping people.

Growing up I moved a lot. I mean a lot! By my 19th birthday I had lived in 18 different residences. 15 rentals between the ages of 6 and 18. What are most kids doing between the ages of 6-18? That’s right, they’re going to school. Luckily many of our moves were in town moves but I still attended 7 different schools in 5 different states.

But this isn’t a “poor me” story. It’s a story of inspiration and hope (no pun intended). Through these experiences I learned the importance of stability and of establishing roots. Since purchasing my first home at 24, I’ve learned a lot. I’ve learned to appreciate the joys of arranging furniture, painting a wall, planting a garden, installing flooring, and making a meal with my family in my own kitchen. And I was able to give my children something I didn’t have.

Daughters Megan and Rachel
(I’m the grown up in the middle)

Fast forward a few years and I’m now the Managing Broker of The Seneca Group and I’m so excited to be working as a REALTOR® and mentoring other agents.

When I help my clients buy or sell a home I do everything in my power to help them achieve the best possible outcome, to make their move as smooth as possible and to help them find a place they’re going to love for years to come.

Teaching Zumba classes has allowed me to connect to so many people from all walks of life. Combining easy to follow dance fitness choreography with a great music is a recipe for fun. It’s all about the Zumba Love. Zumba Love means everyone is welcome and everyone is accepted – all ages, body types, skin colors, religions, orientations, and even those who think they can’t dance. Participants come to class to get fit, but come back because it makes them feel good inside and out! I’ve been teaching since 2010 and hold an AFAA Group Fitness Certification.

I also love growing organic fruits and vegetables in my little suburban garden, cooking, writing and listening to books on audio in my car and I’m a two time cancer survivor.

I know it’s a lot, but my life wouldn’t be complete without all the great things I get to do everyday!

My real estate business is fueled by referrals. I’d be honored to help you or someone you know with your next property adventure. Please reach out to me at my real estate email address Hope@TheSenecaGroup.net or visit my real estate website to view our current listings. Or click on the contact button below.

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