Learn more About Olivia
What’s your title here and how does it fit into real estate?
Have you always lived in Central FL? Where do you consider home?
I’m a second-generation native Floridian, born in Orlando. We moved to Clermont in 2001. Up until February of 2020 Clermont was home, until I bought my first home in Wildwood.
What are your favorite things about living in Clermont/Central FL?
My favorite things about living here are how close we are to pretty much everything. You could drive to Disney or the beach after work, spend a few hours there, and still get back home in time for plenty of sleep. I also love being so close to Orlando International Airport and cruise ports – you can go pretty much anywhere in the world from here for relatively cheap if you keep an eye on flight and cruise deals!
Are you a homeowner? When did you buy your first and/or current home?
How has your prior work experience helped you with your current job with us?
This job is my first full-time job. I’ve worked here part-time since 2015 when I was still in my first year at Valencia College. When I graduated from UCF in May 2019 I officially went full-time. Most of what I do here I’ve learned on the job since college classes essentially taught theory. Learning things as I go along is both exciting and stressful!
The only other job I’ve had was 6 years of working part-time at the local TJ Maxx. I worked pretty much every position there except management. Working there taught me customer service skills, how to work on a team in a professional environment, and merchandising and presentation, to name a few.
Do you have any hobbies? What do you do when you’re not working?
I don’t really have any “hobbies”. When I’m not working, I’m usually at home either binge-watching something or reading a book, surrounded by my cats.
What have you learned since working on our team?
Working on this team has taught me how important trust and loyalty are in a small business. Building a core team of individuals with the long-term in mind is essential. Working here has also shown me how crazy real estate can be! One may think they can handle buying/selling a home on their own, but there is so much that can go wrong. It really is important to have a full-time agent, with a team, on your side to protect you and work things out for you. They’ve just about seen it all and know how to handle pretty much anything that may come up in a transaction. I know from first-hand experience – there were a few problems with my home purchase that they were able to take care of with ease!