The skills Betsy refined as a teacher working with bright children who learned differently have transferred well to the world of real estate. Patience, a sense of humor, determination, and knowledge help her work with clients. She holds their hands with a gentle hand as buying or selling housing transactions can be both scary and frustrating.
Community service has always be a major aspect of her life. While living in Canada she volunteered in women’s shelters after school working on homework with any children that happened to be there. When a friend was brutally murdered, she worked with fundraising and political action groups to attain in Canada, a victim rights bill that now permits victims to give impact statements at parole meetings.
In the US she continued with her passion to help others by joining Zonta, an international organization that supports women in many roles around the world. She taught her students at The Summit School to make pies which they donated to a boys’ local shelter. The students organized a charity game to give money to an organization that supported the Lost Boys of Sudan. She started an annual ‘tea’ for the female students to help them understand the role and impact of women in history.
To her, the most important impact of her teaching experience was what she taught her students, not just in the academic fields, but to their understanding about what is important in life.
Social conscience is something that makes her stand out as a realtor. While teaching all those years she never sat on her knowledge and she continues to call herself a life-long learner as a realtor.
Betsy is proud to be a realtor with RE/MAX Advantage Realty. They take knowledge of the business seriously. They demand of their agents, strong reasoning and problem solving skills, but the company also has a strong sense of community and Betsy is a good fit.