I have always had a passion for real estate -from the life sized doll house in my neighborhood, to the Barbie Dream House to the apartments I could see into along my Madison Avenue bus route. I grew from curiosity to understanding the value of real estate and how to achieve your dreams. I am happy to say I have had many positive real estate experiences along the way!
I have rented an apartment, built my own home and bought a home. I have understood the value of budgeting to make sure the rent would be paid, I have learned the process of converting a building mortgage into a conventional mortgage and I know the joy of paying your mortgage with two kids in college! I have invested in real estate and am learning the responsibility and duties of a landlord. Each step of the way had its challenges, but most importantly it had rewards.
What most people probably don’t realize is that being a realtor is most certainly a helping profession. I often say that I use as much of my counseling training in real estate as I did while counseling. In the most positive situations there is still stress due to the search process, time constraints, and a major financial investment. On the seller’s side concern about timing, receiving an offer for what they feel their property is worth and preparing to move on come into play. Negotiation on all sides requires patience and continued belief that everyone is operating in good faith. In my role of stewardship it is part of my job to make sure that is the case to the best of my ability. I see assisting my clients through these stages as one of the most important parts of my job, making sure that I am always acting ethically, responsibly and within the laws of New York State is my duty.
Pat is a New York State Licensed Realtor working at Judy Johnson Reall Estate in Somers, NY. I serve clients in all of Westchester and Putnam Counties, as well as the Bronx and Manhattan.
How much house can you afford? I can help you using basic formulas to estimate your monthly costs.
Do you need a pre-approval? Are you ready to apply for a mortgage? I can refer you to licensed New York State mortgage professionals who can help you assess your ability to be approved for a mortgage and an estimate of how much you can expect to be approved for.
I can refer you to a realtor anywhere in the world through my resources and referral network.
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Professional Associations include:
Westchester County Board of REALTORS (R)
New York State Association of REALTORS (R)
National Association of REALTORS (R)
Women’s Council of REALTORS (R)
American Counseling Association