Heidi Spellman, Heidi Spellman Realty LLC
Name : Heidi Spellman
Title : Owner/Broker
Company/firm : HEIDI SPELLMAN REALTY, LLC
Years with company/firm : 6
Years in field : 25
Years in real estate industry : 25
Address : 307 Main Street, Port Washington, New York 11050
Telephone : 516-767-0200
Email : Heidi@HSR-NY.com
URL : www.HSR-NY.com
Real estate organizations/affiliations : MLS, LIBOR, LICN, NYSCAR, NAR
What was your greatest professional accomplishment in 2010?
Surviving 2010 was a great accomplishment, just keeping our doors open and remaining above water. Together with the ability to continually re-invent how to keep business happening and prosper in the most challenging of markets.
How do you contribute to your company and / or the industry?
Last year I sat on the board of directors for New York State Commercial Association of Realtors. This year I have been elected to sit on the board of directors for the Long Island Board of Realtors.
What advice would you give to women just starting out in commercial real estate?
You can do it! However, do not attempt to engage in conducting business in the commercial arena without complete and proper training. It is important to recognize that residential sales is about emotions whereas commercial is about the bottom line.
How do you manage the work/life balance?
It is not always that easy, however, it is important. Therefore, I make certain deadlines for myself. Cash in on snow days and holidays and simply have decided to listen to myself when I know I need some down time.
Who or what has been the strongest influence on your career?
There are many authors, lecturers, family and friends that have all contributed to my success. Tom Hopkins, I consider one of the greats, more recently, Darryl Davis.
What impact has social networking had on your business?
Social networking is a great opportunity to catch up with people, exchange thoughts and ideas and discuss different properties. I think one can always learn/gain something from networking and/or seminars.