About Jane S. Idzi (Personal Interview Questions)

Interview Topics

  1. Why did you choose Real Estate as a career?
    I love working with people in a one-on-one relationship. Buying a home is one of the most important tasks that a person undertakes if not the most important. Helping that person find the “right” home is fun and extremely rewarding. Selling a home is almost always a “major” event. However, I truly feel that it doesn’t have to be a nightmare. I have always believed in the “kid glove approach” to representation. I try to make the selling and/or buying event as easy and as seamless as possible for my clients.
  2. What kind of prior business and sales experience do you have?
    I begin working in retail sales over 50 years ago in my sister’s gift shop in Gulfport, Mississippi (The Purple Lantern). Since that time, I have owned a catering business in Omaha, Neb, and a gourmet cookware shop in Pleasantville, New York (The Kitchen Emporium). I worked as a Business Broker in the New York tri-state area (Selective Business Brokers) for approximately 8 years and in Residential Real Estate in New York’s Westchester County for 4 years (Chappaqua, NY – Randolph Properties) before moving to Dallas. My entire business experience has been in the high-end service industry.
  3. What percentage of your business is from referrals?
    Approximately 70%. I am very fortunate to have very solid relationships with past clients who remember me to their family and friends. Actually, when a home closes, it feels almost like a withdrawal for me as well as for my clients.
  4. What systems do you have in place that will keep you in constant contact with me?
    I have a website, personal office phone that goes to my cell when I’m on an appointment, cellular and I’m probably the most tenacious person that you’ll ever meet.
  5. How much time and money do you invest each year in training?
    In this business, you have to constantly keep on top of what’s new in equipment, procedures, industry rules/regulations and now – website and the Internet.
  6. Can you provide a resume or personal brochure upon request?
    Of course. Click here for my resume.
  7. What kind of car do you drive? Is it clean and presentable?
    A Lexus convertable- always clean and presentable 🙂
  8. Do you have a personal assistant?
    Yes. However, as a client, you will work with me on a regular basis. In my opinion, personal assistants are needed in a busy office for routines, paperwork, and to assist in initial agent-to-meet listing showings. The key words here are “assist” and “initial”. When a buyer becomes interested in a specific area/property and starts considering a contract you should have someone to do your bidding that is experienced and can bring the process to fruition in a timely and professional manner. I am not a “front man” for an office of assistants.
  9. Are you computer literate?
    Very definitely! An Agent/Broker who is not computer literate in today’s real estate market is definitely in a short term job market! The internet has become a major part of the discovery and informational process that both buyers and sellers avail themselves to. Not everyone who buys and sells residential real estate has a computer – but that is changing drastically on a daily basis. A representative in today’s market absolutely MUST be able to function in this environment.
  10. How long have you lived in the geographical areas you service?
    Before moving to Dallas, I was in residential Real Estate in New York’s Westchester county. I officed in Chappaqua, New York – Randolf Properties. Chappaqua is Very similar to the Park Cities in types and price of houses and in attitude and community.I moved to Dallas in 1994.
  11. What are some of your favorite hobbies?
    Cooking, music, reading, and theatre.
  12. Is there anything else about yourself you would like to share?
    I have a fantastic FURRY pet, “BENTLEY”. He was rescued from a property in Little Rock, Ark after being left when the owners moved. I had his genes done and he’s primarily a mix of Great Pyrenees and Chow.

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