The series will feature interviews with prominent business leaders in the Hudson Valley including Joseph Rand of Better Homes and Gardens Real Estate | Rand Realty, Sabrina Hosang Jordan of Caribbean Food Delights, Courtney Boniface of Cane & Boniface, John Wickes of Ira Wickes Arborists, Ann Byne of the Byne Group, Steve Botto of Steve Botto Landscaping, Sheldon Horowitz of the Safe Harbour Group and many others. Each of the interview participants will answer the same five questions so that readers can get consistent insight into the thinking of the Hudson Valley’s most successful business people.
Here is the interview of Linda Fernandez of Keller Williams.
What one decision/event had the biggest impact on your business?
In my business real estate it has been a slow and steady process, of building relationships with my clients who then refer me to there friends & family. I do 50 % of my business at this stage on referrals. Always do the right thing.
What is the best business advice that you ever received?
In real estate: Clients always comes first and always do the right thing for you client
What is the one thing that you know now about your business that you wish you knew sooner?
In business do not take it personally, its not personal
What is the secret to good hiring?
Ask lots of questions, & always go with your intuition
With all of the demands on your time, how do you organize your day?
I always start my day early at 6:45 am, so till 7:45 am is emails & organizing checking sites to make sure listings look perfect & planing the day