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Realtor/Advisor Bean Group
Practice and develope the sales, presentation, and negotiation techniques that I first learned as a business owner and apply them to the field of Residential Real Estate Sales. My responsibilities include prospecting, creation of direct mail pieces, presentation of sales materials to prospective clients, market analysis, research of RE market trends, RE advising, and negotiating the best sale for my client. On going training includes role playing, start with no, interrogatories, and advanced negotiations. Greater Newburyport Board of Realtors Rookie of the Year 2008, Top 10 agent 2009, 2010
Principal Unique Collectables
I created a furniture resale business where I refurbished and painted one of a kind antique collectable pieces of furniture, and re-sold them as a unique piece of art. As principal my business responsibilities included purchasing, billing, inventory, and accounting. Artistic responsibilities included, refurbishing and painting the furniture to turn them from something shabby and drab, into a unique piece of art.
Principal Balkind Design
Balkind Design was a creative and unique design studio specializing in printed promotional pieces. I utilized my extensive knowledge in the field of advertising and graphic design to run my own Design Studio. As Principal of the firm my responsibilities included, cold calling businesses to sell our services, presenting our services and abilities to prospective customers, acting as liaison between the client and freelance designers, writing contracts, billing, and office management. My creative responsibilities included implementation and design of all design projects, maintaining high quality of work under my direction, hiring freelance designers, management and art direction of photo shoots, service bureau, and printers. Materials produced: webpage design, corporate advertisements, two-dimensional direct mail, corporate collateral, logos, and environmental design. Clients include: Vanstar, Media First, TransMontaigne, Yancey Bros., Blockbuster Video, Jolie Day Spa, and Georgia Pacific.
Art Director Pratt & Buehl Advertising
Pratt and Buehl is an advertising agency specializing in business to business advertising. My responsibilities included seeing each assigned project through from concept to production. This includes: presenting marketing plans to potential and current clients, brainstorming, hiring photographers and freelance artists, layout, and computer artwork. Clients include: ABB Power, Tuscaloosa Steel, Deutz Inc. Smith Container, Johnson Yokagawa.
Education and Certification
The University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth Major: Graphic Design (BFA)
Graduate of Harris Real Estate School
Coldwell Banker Fast Start Sales and Negotiations Training
Licensed Realtor in Massachusettes
I create oil and acrylic paintings in the contemporary style. Subject matter consists of still life and portraits. Materials used: oil and acrylic paints on stretched linen canvas. Many of these paintings have been sold through on-line auction.
I use my experience with design theology and use of color to advise RE clients and private clients on designing interiors and exteriors that will attract the largest number of people and create a comfortable environment for every day living.