Very rarely do we get to profile new Realtors and see why they got into the business with such a dynamic, changing market. Sometimes these Realtors are switching careers from less-interesting, more stressful professions. Sometimes they just fall into it with grace and aplomb.
Heather Burns decided to start a career in residential real estate after working in corporate housing. New to the industry, she immediately fell in love with matching homes to homeowners with Vivo Realty Group. This brand is hiring up top talent throughout Dallas and Collin County, making waves in the industry and building a team of leaders.
That makes Heather Burns of Vivo Realty Group a great candidate for this week’s Featured Realtor, Sponsored by Great Western Home Loans. What has your lender done for you lately? Find out what you’re missing by calling Jeff Lindigrin at Great Western Home Loans today.
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CandysDirt.com: So, where are you from?
Heather Burns: D-FW Born and raised, with four years in Nacogdoches for college.
CD: So, how did you get into real estate? What’s your specialty?
HB: I started out with a corporate housing company and they required me to get my license, I discovered I loved residential real estate especially interacting with clients, and here I am.
CD: How do you stay sharp in a challenging market?
HB: I love my city, I love homes, and I love people. This job allows me to interact with all three on a daily basis. Loving what you do keeps you motivated to stay on point, not just for you but your client as well.
CD: Where is home for you in Dallas?
HB: I live in the historic Junius Heights area of East Dallas. For those who aren’t familiar with Dallas, it is a historic conservation district between downtown Dallas and White Rock Lake near Lakewood, Munger Place, and Swiss Avenue.
CD: And you drive a … let me guess, Range Rover?
HB: Nice guess, but no. I was raised to be more practical than flashy with my vehicle choices. I have nothing against fancy cars mind you, but my Honda Element has an engine that will outlive my grandchildren.
CD: What’s your favorite ‘hood in Dallas and why?
HB: I will always have a soft spot for Deep Ellum, as it has been through so many changes and yet still manages to keep coming back to life like a phoenix. There is something really admirable about a place that has managed to stay relevant since the beginning of the 20th century and continues to do so.
CD: If you ever change careers for an encore you’ll…
HB: Work at the Smithsonian.