In 1975 I left my career as an elementary school teacher and became licensed as a New Jersey real estate agent. I joined the team at Van Hise Realty on Route 31 in Pennington and had great mentors. Four years later I took the courses required to become a Real Estate Broker. When Earl Van Hise retired in 1982, I joined Peyton Associates on South Main Street in Pennington where I had over twenty successful years listing and selling real estate in Hopewell Valley and surrounding communities. NJAR awarded me a Lifetime Membership in the Distinguished Sales Club; recognition of achieving the real estate Million Dollar Sales Club award for ten or more years.
When Tod Peyton closed the doors of Peyton Associates, Henderson Sotheby's International Real Estate acquired the office on South Main Street where I had worked for twenty-four years. I felt fortunate to become part of a well-established company led by its younger generation with visions for the future of this industry. I am delighted that this vision has led to the merger of two strong Princeton companies with wonderful reputations, N T Callaway and Henderson. It is a privilege to be part of the Pennington office of Callaway Henderson Sotheby's International Realty.
I cannot imagine a business that allows one to make more friends and meet many wonderful people. Realtors are definitely people serving people in many selfless ways. I feel very blessed to have these great coworkers and friends for several decades.
As for my personal life, I have a son, Tim, who is the School Resource Officer at Hunterdon Central High School in Flemington. He is also enjoying his second term as Mayor of Stockton Borough. My daughter-in-law, Cathleen, is a wonderful mother of their three children and my grandchildren, Molly, Charlie and Olivia. Cathleen has a real estate licence and is always willing to help me. In spite of this difficult year, I have been successful helping many people sell and buy a home. Im looking forward to a busy 2021.