As a native of Greenville, SC, I spent 42 years
living on the property that has been in my family for over 80 years before
moving to Dacusville in September 2010. In July 2012, my family and I bought an
old farmhouse, 21 acre farm in Pickens, SC.
I have been in the real estate business since 1987, when at the age of 19, I went to work for Ed Burgess Co., Inc. The following year, 1988, I obtained my real estate license. I worked in the real estate and building industry until May 1999. During that period, I worked most of those years in one of the most popular, starter home subdivisions in Simpsonville, SC, as Office Manager\Construction Coordinator. After May 1999, I decided that staying at home with our children was most important. During the time that I was a stay-at-home Mom, I assisted my mother, Judy Gilstrap, with many of her real estate clerical duties. Since 2009, she was Executive Vice President/Principal/Broker, of Community First Real Estate, Easley, SC. In 2012, when my mother made the decision to semi-retire, she approached me about eventually taking over her real estate business and contacts. I made the decision that it was time for me to return to the workforce. I returned to the Wyatt Institute of Real Estate in March 2013, and I obtained my real estate license again on May 1, 2013.
I have a strong background in the real estate and building industry on many levels. I use the skills that I have learned over the past 25+ years from being associated with the industry and education. My greatest passion lies within the Westside of Greenville and Pickens County.
Currently I am a member of the National Association of Realtors, South Carolina Association of Realtors, Greater Greenville Association of Realtors (Multiple Listing Service) and Western Upstate Association of Realtors (Multiple Listing Service). I enjoy working with people, and aiding them in buying, selling, and finding value in Real Estate. I enjoy working hard for my clients, and giving them the attention they all deserve.