What aspect of real estate investing do you prefer and why? “I prefer big old houses because they are built well and there’s always a way for them to work for a modern family. Space planning for these houses in a modern way, but preserving the historic character is my favorite part of it.”

What personal characteristic has made you successful? “I’m not afraid of very many things.”

How have you evolved as an investor and as a businesswoman?

“Being a woman in this industry has been a drawback over the years, but I’ve learned to hold my ground and be firm and not let contractors think I’m a pushover.”

Why is the real estate industry good for women? “I think the real estate industry is good for everyone, but women in general are becoming braver in the real estate world. I think that having TV shows like mine with female hosts have inspired people to believe that they can do it. If I can do it, you can do it and I think women in general have a love for the home and have a great eye to make them better.” What can more women do better/differently to achieve greater success in real estate? “Take the emotion out of the decision and make it about what is going to be the best investment.” What three strategies/tools within the real estate investing industry have helped you the most? “Building relationships with bankers, having a good platform for organization in your business, and working with contractors that are reputable.” What is your favorite quote? “It doesn’t matter who you are, where you come from. The ability to triumph begins with you — always.” —Oprah

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