Loretta gives new meaning to the phrase “lifelong learner”. The daughter of a West Virginia coal miner, she learned at an early age that she was the key to her own advancement. In fact, her parents gave each child a set of luggage as a graduation present, a gift that functioned as permission to leave their small town and strike out on their own. Loretta took this to heart, joining the Air Force at eighteen and traveling the world. At that time, you weren’t allowed to be pregnant and still serve, so after she married and had her daughter, she retired from active duty and moved with her small family to Anchorage, Alaska.
After a bit, Loretta found herself needing a job. Walking around the town, she found an opening at the Federal Aviation Administration, which resulted in work as an air traffic controller in the days before satellite. To acquire greater understanding in her position and the experience of the pilot, Loretta learned to fly small planes, traveling back and forth from the remote areas that she worked.
After her daughter entered high school, Loretta moved back to the contiguous United States where she took a position teaching at the Air Traffic Academy in Oklahoma City. Never content to stay still, she used that time to earn a degree in Business Administration at Oklahoma City University. Shortly after, she moved to Chicago and developing an interest in real estate. Again, she advanced her education by enrolling in a real estate course to receive her certification. Despite being newly trained, she was offered the chance to test for her broker’s license and eagerly took and passed the difficult exam. Now her focus is on her position in sales at Landmark Homes and she is happy with her success at the company, “I trust them to do the right thing as a builder. I like the diversity in price and the variety of locations. They have a little something for almost everyone.”
Loretta is constantly growing as a professional despite her impressive qualifications. She draws from her colleagues to learn more about real estate everyday, “The exciting thing about real estate is that you learn a lot from the people that you work with. They think I’m just helping them out but they are really teaching me to hone my skills and develop myself as a listener.”
Loretta admires the same qualities that she exhibits in the management of Landmark, “What I like about their building is that they change and modify based on what the buyers need.” Loretta subscribes to that way of life, challenging herself to continue to develop. With a solid background in real estate, she uses her experience and ability to get answers to guide buyers through successfully purchasing a Landmark 24 home.
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