Prior to my becoming a Realtor, I was a high school English teacher. I loved that career, but I left it, temporarily I thought, when our daughters were born. Several years later when teaching jobs were very scarce, a friend actually suggested that I “try” real estate since I was always studying the classified ads and property transfer articles. That was in 1984. Shortly after that I discovered that I loved the business.
Even today, 27 years later, I still enjoy marketing properties and helping people buy and sell the homes of their dreams. The business certainly has changed. No MLS books. Instead we rely on computers, digital cameras, smart phones and every other kind of technological gadget we can get our hands on.
I have always tried to be a responsible member of the real estate community by continuing my real estate education and by being an active member of the Greater Waterbury Board of Realtors. I currently hold several designations: GRI, ABR, SRS, PSCS. There is always something more to learn, and I continue to take real estate classes whenever my schedule permits. I am currently a director of the Greater Waterbury Board of Realtors, a member of the Connecticut Association of Realtors and the National Association of Realtors.
Prior to opening Bannon & Hebert Properties LLC with Mary Ann Hebert, I was a Realtor with a large firm. My experiences there were very good, but I must admit that I enjoy being a broker in a small firm where we have highly trained Realtor Associates who can function as a team. Our agents can rely on their brokers to be available for advice and decision making. They also know that the brokers are involved in day to day operations.
On a more personal level, when I am not “on the job”, I relax by reading, gardening and taking long walks. I guess having an active real estate life means that I must enjoy solitude when I can. I currently live in Middlebury, CT with my husband Jim. We enjoy spending time together (and apart), but we both agree that spending time with our family, especially the grandchildren, is what we enjoy most.