So far in our quest to learn more about the people behind the real estate magic of Michael Saunders & Company, we have encountered some of the professionals who deal mostly with their respective areas of specialty: the marketing department, Siesta Key agents and Longboat Key clients.
While they are familiar faces to their colleagues, interaction with Michael Saunders & Company’s 550-plus agents in 24 office locations isn’t necessarily a part of their everyday schedule. Therefore, our 23 About Me! questionnaire helped introduce them a little better to the population.
We All Know Her… But How Well?
As our associate liaison, Shelley Whiteside is a bit more recognizable to many in the company. She greets all new agents as their virtual first point of contact, and she also serves as the conduit to the marketing department for all agents in search of customized, business-boosting materials. Interaction is what she does.
But, what drives Shelley beyond her role as a marketing expert?
Shelley Whiteside, Marketing Coordinator
Likely to own more shoes than the number of agents in the company.
Choose one: mountain hideaway, city penthouse or beach house?
Beach house, with a full bar.
What is your favorite ice cream?
Vanilla with chunks of cookie dough.
Italian. I’m from Chicago, so I love to find those little “hole in the wall” restaurants where Mama Leone, who is the owner, is actually doing the cooking.
What book are you reading now OR what is the last book you read?
I love to read “beach trash” and it doesn’t matter if I’m at my beach house to do it. Anything Sandra Brown, Nora Roberts or Danielle Steele. My last read was “Rainwater” by Sandra Brown.
Do you have a special talent?
I can paint a French manicure on my own nails.
How did you spend your childhood summers?
Wreaking havoc in my neighborhood. Riding bikes, swimming at the Park District pool and playing with my friends.
You could have lunch with someone from history. Who would it be?
Margaret Mitchell – author of “Gone with the Wind.”
If you could live in any other country for 2 years, where would you go?
The UK. I LOVE the accent and “Love Actually” is one of my favorite movies!
What living person do you most admire?
What is your greatest extravagance?
Shoes! I try to buy everything else on sale but for shoes, I have no problem paying full-price.
What is your favorite way to exercise?
I try to exercise at least 3 – 4 times a week. I go to CRUNCH now. I do classes, cardio and weight training.
What restaurant do you go to more than any other?
What is your favorite Broadway musical?
ANNIE and A Chorus Line.
What is the prettiest place you have been?
A 50% off sale at Ann Taylor.
If you could vacation anywhere in the world where would it be?
Anywhere that has a beach, cocktails and someone to serve them to me. Ahhhh….
What do you like to cook?
Absolutely NOTHING! I’m great at ordering though.
What did you want to be when you were little?
Miss America – no, I’m serious. Then an actress or a singer.
What is your most treasured possession?
The Keurig coffee maker that we as a Marketing Team chipped in and bought for our office. It was my idea though.