Ann Gray, one of the newest realtors of M.A. and Company, believes that “real estate is a complex business that takes time and a lot of effort to become successful in.” She encourages those in pursuit to simply, “stick with it!” The positive attitude that Ann exudes is the epitome of what we at M.A. and Company truly believe in and strive to live by in all of our interactions, whether with clients or partners in the realty field. Partnerships are essential aspects of the real estate world, so when deciding to build out my brand, I knew that Ann was the ideal candidate to have on my team. Along with her positivity, she is extremely knowledgeable and a people person to her core.
Why did you get into Real Estate?
Real estate was never fully in Ann’s plans, but it has become such a pivotal part of her career path. When asked what led her to pursue a career as a realtor she said, “A few years back, a coworker and I were brainstorming future career paths, knowing that we needed a change. He was the one that suggested Real Estate. He felt that with my outgoing personality, flair for design, and strong community ties, I would be a natural in the real estate market. Coincidentally, I had recently been told the same thing by a spiritual advisor. After much consideration, I quit my 9 to 5 job and dove headfirst into my new career!” Taking the proverbial leap has been wonderful for Ann who has already experienced so much growth in her position.
If you had to give someone one piece of realty advice what would it be?
“Stick with it. Real Estate is a complex business and it takes time and a lot of effort to become successful.”
Why did you decide to work with Maura?
When given the opportunity to work with the M.A. and Co. team her reasoning was clear, Anne said, “I wanted to align myself with someone who has a relationship-based approach to Real Estate as opposed to someone who is more transaction based. Maura also strives to balance her career with her family life. I believe that surrounding yourself with like-minded coworkers can help achieve that balance.” Building strong relationships with our current and future client base is a big part of what we pride ourselves on and Ann is a great addition to that ideal.
What does your dream home look like?
Exploring the ins and outs of houses large and small is one of the most interesting perks of being a realtor. From marble countertops to heated floors, realtors aim to please and check every box on the dream list of their clients. Through their love of home selling (and exploring) realtors can narrow down a list of their ideals when it comes to their personal dream home.
For Ann she says her dream home would be located in the tropics, Costa Rica to be exact. Instead of focusing on high-end finishes she says, “My dream house has tons of windows and light, plants everywhere, a beautiful patio and space for my family and dogs.” How dreamy does that sound?
Give us 3 random fun facts about you.
Aside from her love of all things real estate, Ann considers herself a competitive and creative individual. When asked about her personal interests she says, “I love to play cards and board games. I love musical theater and play obscenely loud Broadway music when I clean and in my car.” She is an outdoorsy person, who “adores being outside and exploring as much as possible.” One downside to her exploration outdoors is her “irrational fear of insects,” which can easily be put aside when she can take in breathtaking views on an early morning hike.
We are so excited to watch Ann flourish in her real estate career with M.A. and Co. She is a wonderful asset to our team and will be for years to come. To work with Ann directly on the sale or purchase of your home, contact us today.