In real estate sales, Sheila Salvitti has found the perfect marriage of her experience in sales and interior design. She obtained her license in 2006 and was named to the Coldwell Banker's International Diamond Society (top 7 percent worldwide) in 2007 and 2009, and the Bronze Society (top 11 percent worldwide) in 2008. Her goal: to reach the company's International Presidents Premier status (top 1 percent worldwide), earn her broker's license, continue her education, and become licensed in New Jersey so that she can enter the second-home market.
It's all a learning experience
A classics major while at the College of the Holy Cross, Salvitti has a deep appreciation for what Homer's heroes and Virgil's conquests have taught her about dedication and perseverance. But not all life's lessons come in the classroom. An avid golfer since the age of 6, Salvitti says the sport has taught her that focus and preparation—along with a little flexibility—are everything.
Success strategy "
You can be the most well-informed real estate expert out there," says Salvitti, "but if the consumer doesn't trust you or doesn't have confidence in you, then you are surely tarnishing both yourself and the industry."