Welcome to Ten, CORE founder and CEO Shaun Osher’s rapid-fire interview series with prominent CORE figures. Read on to find out how this week’s subject deals with being on the hot seat.
Since joining CORE, Keri Chambers has quickly become known for her attention to detail and knack for design, both of which make her asset to the world of New York City real estate. Keri acknowledges, however, that it isn’t always easy to balance all that life has thrown at her. Here are Keri’s answers to Ten questions:
1) How did you get into the business of selling real estate?
I was working for a pharmaceutical company and was building and designing a few speculative homes as a hobby. I realized very quickly that I could be selling the homes myself. So, while on maternity leave, I took real estate class online. I later quit the pharmaceutical company, started a design and real estate company and sold my own homes – which transitioned into selling other builder’s homes.
2) What has changed about the industry since you first started?
For starters, I am selling apartments instead of single family homes and estates. Also, I began my real estate career when the market was at its peak. So I have experienced the highs and unfortunate lows of the market.
3) What was your most favorite or challenging deal?
My favorite deal would have to be selling my neighbor’s condo. I showed it to one client that I thought would love it and got the exact figure the sellers wanted. They were so gracious and pleased with the painless process from start to finish that they doubled my commission.
My most challenging deal was selling my own condo. Being a single mother, it made it difficult with two kids in the house. It made me appreciate my clients even more.