Introduction to my Walk In Life

Graphic design has been a passion of mine since 1996. It began with web sites - my first client being Century 21. From there my business expanded over the years and became both a domain hosting service and web design - with a custom graphic design order that occasionally came along.  Over the decades I have gradually let go of a lot of the business that I may pursue other personal interests but I am still active in hosting domains with a handful of long term client.

Along the path I have created business cards for many companies, logos and brochures. Graphic design has always been a small part of my livelihood, yet a most rewarding one. Most of my work experience and main source of work environment has been in the 25 years of the real estate industry - though prior to this I explored other avenues in search of a good future fit.

It’s been a long journey ... an interesting and educational path filled with many told and untold stories that are ever more confirmation of my trust in faith, in spiritual devotion, and the amazing miracles of God’s handiwork.

I’ve worked hard all my life for independence because I learned very young that one must be strong in this life to survive.  I am grateful ever so much for all that I have experienced, both pain and joy, struggle and ease. I am thankful I have such a wonderful intelligent bright and strong family that are also kind and caring and loving souls.  They are such a great rewarding gift for all my trials and tribulations.

Brief Past Summary

  • Independent Professional working in-office & in-field environments.
  • Excellent communication with peers, public & professional levels, with personable & positive energy - exceptional phone handling with superior in-person response.
  • Ability to work well under supervisors’ instruction & independent effectively.
  • Experienced in complex & multifaceted assignments & issues.
  • Strong knowledge of clerical operations, staff & public relations, time & productivity efficiency.
  • Proficient in the operation of computers, mobile devices, office equipment, hardware/software maintenance, identifying & resolving various system errors & minor repairs.
  • Pioneer in Microsoft Windows based system/software. Familiar with Linux & Mac interfaces.
  • Accelerated ability to learn specific business/office based systems, programs & services.

Some Key Skills

  • Excellent communication & analytical abilities.
  • Expertise in Office Organization, Administration & Management operations.
  • Qualified in Client/Customer correspondences, business proposals & marketing material.
  • Competent in scheduling appointments, business meetings & company events.
  • Prompt response to various needs & undivided attention to priority.
  • Specialized in staff training & task delegation.
  • Adaptable & Innovative.
  • Proven dependable, dedicated, trustworthy, committed & pleasant.

Professional Work History

REMAX Professional Realty / Roseburg, Oregon
PT Office Receptionsist

June 2015 - Present

Perform tasks in handling listing MLS impute, building and maintaining property flyers, assisting agent needs, property management responsibilities, stocking office supplies, handling multifaceted photo copier, multi-phones lines, opening and closing procedure.
 

NextHome Pacific Properties, Kihei, Maui, HI
(Formerly ERA Pacific Properties - Formerly Maui Real Estate)
PT In-Office Admin. Assistant/Advertising Designer/Social Media Representative

Apr 2003 - Mar 2015

100+ Agent Real Estate Office with varied in-office operations:  Handled RMLS/ERA Corporate system services and other real estate databases for properties and agent profiles.  Maintained existing web site through the Advanced Access system.  Produced market material and handled large in-office print orders for promotional distribution.  Initiated market analyzes, developed a company information brochure and branded their business with a logo.  Assisted Agents and Brokers, clients and general public exceptionally well.

Proposed an enhanced business plan for higher quality service and performance which procured an online home-based business – allowing relocation.  Over a decade of service providing agents/brokers/owners with custom design brochures, postcards, flyers, e-mail blasts, social media exposure, personalized agent web page profiles, company custom built web site with regular maintenance, and domain host server services - while attentive to specific rules and laws abiding, articulate to detail and accuracy.

Self confident working closely one-on-one or group meetings to provide years of experienced knowledge, ideas and suggestions learned through highly motivated, success driven, top producers.
 

Designs By Judith / Owner/Operator
Web & Graphic Designer/Computer Instructor/Domain Host Provider/Maintenance/Repair/Tech Support

Jan 1996 - Present

A self-started-self employed online business providing information and direction on customers hardware and software needs, provide training, tech support, domain host services, e-mail accounts, custom built web sites, original graphic design for business and greeting cards, company logos, phonebook/magazine/newspaper layouts, book covers and photo restoration.  Provides services for system setup, configuration, hardware repairs, software install and issue resolving.  Operate both private in-home and office-based group instructions.
 

Central Valley Realty, Inc., Sutherlin, OR
Office Manager/Licensed Real Estate Broker

Feb 2000 - Aug 2002

Instrumental in reopening an office after years of closure. Established office site location and renovation overseer, procured pertinent licenses and city permits, handled purchase orders and transaction for operation.  Managed bookkeeping, financial records, filing, commissions, listing entry, contracts, and worked close with title companies and escrow closings.  Hired new Sales Associates, multi-line phone, greet customers, provide information, schedule showings, photograph new listing properties, create advertising market material, web site development and maintenance, all office equipment operations, and responsible for opening/closing each day.  Worked independently with little to no supervision.
 

All State Real Estate, Sutherlin, OR
Office Administrator/Licensed Real Estate Broker

Jan 1997 - Feb 2000

Energetic environment working independently performing all assigned and required tasks, responsible for opening/closing.  Personal Assistant to top producer Broker performing all previous services, maintaining all his personal business.
 

Century 21 Full Service Realty, Sutherlin, OR
Office Secretary/Broker Assistant/Licensed Real Estate Broker

Jan 1994 - Jan 1997

Public relations, articulate paper work in all aspects of real estate, bookkeeping, advertising layouts, customer/client/business relations, computer skills and generally managing all agents and public daily needs.  Personal Assistant to three multi-million dollar producers performing in-field/online property searches, listing photo shoots and personal marketing material, proof all contracts before submission, worked close with title companies and lenders.
 

Central Valley Realty, Sutherlin, OR
Office Manager/Personal Assistant to Broker/Owner/Licensed Real Estate Broker

Jul 1992 - Jan 1994

Teamed with three Brokers to open a new office.  Performed all in and out of office functions increasing financial revenue until approached by Century 21 for a merger to anchor the expansion of a new office in our area.  Responsible for closing all files while transferring existing business to new location.
 

Garden Valley Realty, Inc., Sutherlin, OR
Sales Associate/Part-time Assistant/Licensed Real Estate Broker

Apr 1991 - Jul 1992

First year in real estate working as a Sales Associate. Teamed up with office top producer Broker becoming Personal Assistant handling all phases of listings and sales transactions: MLS property searches for potential buyers, in-home photo shoots and listing contract preparation, scheduled appointments, met with clients and worked close with lenders and title companies – until we decided to branch out

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Other experiences & challenges prior to finding my place in the Real Estate business

  • Teaching Instructor
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    Auburn Developmentally Disabled Adult Center’, Auburn, CA. Classroom environment, independent subject matter and self support education. Tending to all needs of students including home care evaluation, personal assistance, busing to and from school, and field trips. Adults ages 18 and up with mentality levels between 5 and 15 years of age, some down syndrome students and physically handicap.
  • Special Ed, Teachers’ Aid
    ‘Camas Valley Elementary School, Camas Valley, OR’ Assist Special Education teacher with classroom activities. Grades mixed and grouped.
  • Reservation/Front Desk Clerk/General Managers’ Assistant’
    Sunbird Lodge, Vail, CO. Worked and lived in the penthouse assisting my husband manage the lodge. Too much to list on job description.
  • ‘Bartender Sutherlin Knolls Golf Course’
    Sutherlin, OR.  Head bartender at local golf course Mon-Fri day shift. The Knolls ‘was’ a fine dining restaurant, weekend live bands with hardwood dance floor, setup for large groups of people, sports shop and a cafe (and now sadly closed). Having spent so much time there it was a multitask position including fill in for waitresses, food server, inventory, and greeting. Great folks to work and play with.
  • Published Author
    “About Christmas, About Truth - It’s Time To Tell” 1990. Amazon Books
  • Stained Glass Artist & Instructor
    Skilled in cut glass, creating sun catchers, jewelry boxes, candle holders, and many other items of the like selling wares at Arts and Craft fairs, Art Galleries, and personal custom orders, as well as custom leaded glass home window designs.

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