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KATHLEEN JOWDY



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EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Passionate professional dedicated to providing exceptional quality and first-rate customer service. Proven ability to build rapport, gain customer trust and loyalty, and establish long-lasting relationships. Creatively applies new ideas, concepts, methods and technologies in both independent and collaborative work environments and manages multi-tasking situations with ease.
  
CORE COMPETENCIES

Sales and Advertising Strategies   Project and Process Management    Quality Control
Strong Communication Skills   Proficient Computer & Internet Use    Client Relations

Licensed Real Estate Agent Marketing, Design and Merchandising Skills  
PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

TOLL BROTHERS, INC. CT (2008 - Present)
Sales Associate and Designer for Bethel Meadows
·   Marketing and selling new residential construction.
·   Sold over $30 million in real estate at Bethel Meadows since Grand Opening in Winter 2008.
·   Exceeded company projections by more than 300% during 2nd quarter 2010.
·   Perform model home demonstrations and assist buyers in the decision process based on an in-depth needs analysis and thorough explanation of product offerings. Assess financial qualification and mortgage needs.
·   Establish and maintain long-term relationships with buyers as the first point of contact, during the construction process, and up to closing. Organize action plans for prospect follow up utilizing PIVOTAL software.
·   Assist buyers with their selection of options, colors and finishes for their home. Resolve construction-related issues and continuously update buyers on the progress of their homes.
·   Prepare paperwork to collaborate with internal business partners to assure successful implementation of all interior finishes and design aspects of home.
·   Plan and promote all community, sales and realtor events to increase sales and maintain project pace.
·   Stay current on competitors' features and incentives.

ReMax UNLIMITED, Danbury, CT (2003 - 2008)
Real Estate Sales Associate and Executive Assistant to a ReMax Agent Rated in the Top 10% of the Nation.
·   Buy, sell or rent property for clients. Interview prospective clients to evaluate needs and financing eligibility. Accompany clients during visits to and inspections of property site. Discuss conditions of sale, suitability and value of homes under consideration. Act as an intermediary in negotiations between buyers and sellers. Advise clients on market conditions, prices, mortgages, legal requirements and related matters.
 



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·   Schedule appointments for buyers and showings. Prepare documents for representation contracts, purchase or sale agreements and leasing contracts. Collaborate with lenders,
appraisers, attorneys, inspectors and contractors to ensure all terms and conditions of contract agreements are met before closing dates.
·   Study property listings to prepare competitive market analysis proposals. Promote sales of properties through advertisements, open houses, and participation in multiple listing services. Developed and prepared and mailed marketing materials to target audiences.
·   Advise sellers on how to make homes more appealing to potential buyers. Staged and photographed listed homes for Multiple Listing Service (M.L.S.).

Directions for Home and Garden (2003- 2006)
Buyer/ Merchandiser/ Designer
·   Established retail division for wholesale importer of home and garden accessories.
·   Attended national trade shows to purchase retail inventory to compliment and enhance existing product lines.
·   Consulted on marketing materials for wholesale accounts.
·   Coordinated photography shoot, graphics and product explanations for retail catalog.
·   Received the Atlantic Gift Show "New Product Design" Award in 2005 for my one-of-a-kind creation “Copper Weathervane Bird Bath”.

COMMUNITY ADVOCATE

DANBURY HOSPITAL DEVELOPMENT FUND
·   2009 "Festival of Trees Auction"
Designed a Christmas tree display for Ann's Place, The Home of I CAN
·   2008 "Day to Make a Difference"
Helped to raise $85,000 for Danbury Hospital   silent auction.
·   2007 "Rx For Fashion"
Fashion stylist to 23 doctors for a runway fashion show
Raised $65,000 for labor and delivery department

 

CERTIFICATIONS/LICENSES

·   Connecticut Real Estate Salesperson, Lic # RES. XXXXXXXXX (XXXX - Present)
·   Member of the National Association of Realtors
·   Connecticut Association of Realtors

 

EDUCATION

·   Fashion Institute of Technology NYC
BBA, Buying and Merchandising, 1988
·   Brookfield High School, 1984