Get to know our members who share their expertise to help shape the future of our association and industry!
We chatted with a member of the Global Real Estate Council Hollie Himmelman, @properties | Christie’s International Real Estate, to find out more about her career path, why she volunteers and more.
HOW LONG HAVE YOU BEEN IN THE INDUSTRY?
I’ve been licensed since 1994.
WHY WERE YOU INTERESTED IN GETTING INTO REAL ESTATE?
My dad was an electrical contractor, so I grew up around builders and developers. He also did the electrical work for many single family home projects.
WHAT’S YOUR BIGGEST ACHIEVEMENT IN YOUR CAREER TO DATE?
One thing that stands out is receiving residential referrals from both residential and commercial colleagues. Knowing that they have confidence and trust that I will provide exceptional service to their clients is a huge compliment.
WHAT HAS HELPED YOU MOST TO GET WHERE YOU ARE TODAY?
Education, by far! And I’m not just referring to CE, I continue to take classes to keep myself up to date and knowledgeable on many industry topics. Additionally, I subscribe to several newsletters on economics, global news and lifestyle trends.
WHAT DO YOU ENJOY MOST ABOUT YOUR CAREER?
Home is our very special place. Everyone has unique desires and goals and I have the opportunity to assist my clients in reaching them. To be a part of this special journey is truly gratifying.
WHAT ADVICE WOULD YOU GIVE OTHERS WHO ARE LOOKING TO TAKE THEIR CAREER TO THE NEXT LEVEL?
Be proactive and get involved. Join a committee or organization where you can give and learn from others.
WHAT DOES VOLUNTEERING MEAN TO YOU?
Volunteering enhances my connections with CAR and my colleagues. I like collaborating. It allows us to build on each others contributions when working on projects.