My first love has always been education. Through my 15 years of teaching students to prepare for the SAT and ACT exams, I have had the unique privilege of helping them achieve admission to their dream colleges. Similarly, through real estate, I help individuals achieve their dream homes. For me, real estate is not about buying/selling houses. Rather it's about putting clients' needs first, enabling people to find their true sense of place: to find that sacred space to raise a family, to share triumphs and tribulations, and to cement memories that transcend brick or mortar. I approach real estate from a holistic perspective-built on a foundation of diligence, knowledge, and empathy-to help clients establish roots in a home that embodies more than mere acreage or square footage. As the late Maya Angelou so poignantly expressed, 'The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.' For me, this is the essential lesson real estate teaches us all.