– Katie O’Leary
NEW ORLEANS, LA, USA, November 13, 2022 /EINPresswire.com/ — Katie O’Leary combines academic smarts with interpersonal skills to minimize the stress of real estate transactions and maybe even make them fun.
A fifth-generation New Orleans native, Katie knows the different neighborhoods of the Big Easy well. “I’ve lived all over town,” she says, “so I’m a New Orleans hometown girl.” In 1998, she graduated from the long-running local high school Mount Carmel Academy.
Her higher education paved her way to success. Katie received her bachelor’s degree in educational psychology from Mississippi State University in 2002, with magna cum laude honors. In 2006, she graduated from Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, in the top eight percent of her class.
These impressive credentials led her to an administrative position that shaped her approach to real estate. before winning it real estate agent degree in 2017, Katie worked for ten years at Tulane Law School in charge of student life. This meant advising stressed students on job searches, court internship applications, and even their grades and relationships. While her legal background has helped her draft real estate contracts – an essential skill – it’s her experience advising ambitious aspiring lawyers that has really honed her knack for supporting people by removing stress.
“My job at Tulane was to meet with nervous students and counsel them on their problems,” Katie explains. “I love helping people. Real estate is a similar type of problem solving.” She enjoys listening to the diverse needs of families and finding ways to meet as many of them as possible within budget.
Like law school, buying a home is a huge expense; it’s understandable to feel tense about this. “But,” she says, “my goal as an agent is to make the process as easy as possible. If people are patient, calm, and remember their goals, they can almost always accomplish what they’re looking for.” . “
Now that she has been a real estate agent for almost six years, she also advises new real estate agents. “I love mentoring new people,” she adds. “It’s funny!”
What advice would she give herself about her own future? “You have to evolve. I’ve recently gotten better at social media, trying new things. I’m taking marketing and social media classes as additional training to learn how to market my ads better. I had a goal for the year last to increase my social media presence and I did!” She finds Athena’s supportive and tech-savvy atmosphere facilitates such self-learning.
And remember the fun. “A lot of my clients are law school graduates who I still talk to,” Katie points out. “I used to mentor them in school and now I mentor them in this area. You really have to stay in touch with people and build long-term relationships. It makes the job fun.”
Everett R. Fineran
Athena Real Estate
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