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After nearly 25 years of success in real estate and other businesses, Valerie’s motivation continues to be her commitment to our community.
“I’m passionate about making a positive difference for our community, no matter what I’m working on,” she says. “Here at Showcase, it’s helping buyers and sellers realize their dreams and goals. It’s a great place to work, and it’s a great group of people. Real estate can be challenging at times, yet helping people successfully navigate through the process is always rewarding. I’m also passionate about being an advocate for a variety of organizations, like 4-H, the arts and the FTBOA.”
Throughout her career, Valerie has taken time to support local charities.
“I truly love where I live,” she explains. “Giving back is a privilege, and I’ve been blessed to be able to support causes near to my heart and worthwhile charities I’ve been introduced to over the years. There is a business aspect to community involvement; however, when you are connected to your community, it’s much, much more than that.”
Her recent Realtor of the Year award was a sign for Valerie that she’s “doing something right.”
“It makes me feel humbled to be recognized by my peers. I enjoy promoting home ownership and what it truly means to be a Realtor. And I’m keenly aware I had help from everyone around me. My agents, my family, my real estate colleagues—I sincerely appreciate all the support and cherish this recognition.”
Valerie says her family’s support has helped her to succeed as a business owner while prioritizing her roles as wife and mom.
“My entire family is involved in our businesses—real estate, raising thoroughbred horses and cattle, and boat building,” Valerie explains. “We stay busy with all the things we love. My husband, Hugh, is deeply rooted in this community, and my daughter, Samantha, who recently graduated from UF, still lives on our farm. Along with our dog, Bella, I’m really enjoying a very blessed life. I hope this is reflected in our dealings with others.”
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