Realtors Stranded In Peru Tell AllMay 13, 2020
Realtors Stranded In Peru as a Result of COVID-19
In this episode of Ready…Set…THRIVE! Stacey Soleil & Ricardo Bueno of WEST, sat down with Southern California top realtors, Alison Clay-Duboff – RE/MAX Estate Properties in Manhattan Beach and Michelle Cook – Compass Montecito, to discuss their stories of being realtors stranded in Peru due to COVID-19. Michelle and Alison discuss their views of being realtors stranded in Peru & share how they managed to keep their businesses moving forward despite the challenges of a global pandemic.
The common & uncanny threads between these two realtors stranded in Peru are:
- Both are top SoCal realtors
- They work & play in small Southern California beach communities
- Both are avid wine aficionados
- They are international travelers
- Both have experienced the value of being “POWERED BY WEST” & having consulted with
Marketing & Technology Director, Stacey Soleil
We've all had to find ways to continue to thrive through adversity over the last month or two. How do we continue to communicate & navigate transactions with potential buyers and sellers? How do we pivot to adapt to the new business environment? Two SoCal coastal realtors, Alison Clay-Duboff of RE/MAX Estate Properties in Redondo Beach & Michelle Cook of Compass Real Estate in Montecito, share their stories about being stranded in South America during the travel restrictions of COVID-19. When the borders closed off and they were forced to shelter in place in a foreign country, these two tenacious realtors kept their businesses moving forward. Join us today at 3:00pm Pacific as Alison and Michelle share some of their top tips of how to maintain success during times of unforeseen adversity and what we can do to continue to THRIVE moving forward! Wanna hear something else, this will be the first time these two realtors MEET “face to face”! They were connected together by Stacey Soleil after they were back safely in the states.
Posted by Stacey Soleil on Tuesday, May 12, 2020
Locally grown & globally known, Alison Clay-Duboff was Educated in Paris and earned a BA at George Washington University in DC. As the President of Salty Water Properties, Inc. she brings a unique and talented breath of fresh air to the South Bay Real Estate market, where she hangs her license at RE/MAX Estate Properties in Manhattan Beach.
Alison’s client base is as diverse as the property she represents and the many countries she has called home. Alison dedicates community time to give back to the Hermosa Beach Summer Concert Series, Rotary and other community concerns. Giving back is a fundamental foundation of her core ideals.
- Gives generously to various charities including Children’s Miracle Network.
- Presented her unique brand of Real Estate Marketing in Rome in 2016
- Keynote Speaker for the first RE/MAX France Convention in 2017
- Alison is bilingual English French.
- A Global Real Estate Presenter at the California Association of Realtors Expo
- Served as Chair to the Global Real Estate Committee at The South Bay Association of Realtors for the past several years
Her involvement in Real Estate impacts the communities where she demonstrates her professionalism and dedication. Alison exerts an unflinching commitment to ethics, serving her clients beyond their expectations.
Alison’s husband Ken is the Concierge of Client Services for Salty Water Properties, Inc. They share the Zen love of cuisine and entertaining with their Bouviers de Flanders at their side.
Growing up in New England and after graduating from Wittenberg University in Ohio, Michelle headed West ‘just for the summer’. She instantly fell in love with Santa Barbara and has never left. It was here that she began a career in retail management. She honed her sales skills at Talbots, The Limited and locally-based national retailer Big Dog Sportswear. Here she was responsible for $200 million dollars in annual sales revenue!
Departing from her highly rewarding and high profile position after nearly a decade, Michelle turned her attention to Real Estate. This transition was natural as she was able to use her corporate background rich in sales and management to offer solid experienced-based business acumen, sound marketing skills and a high level of professionalism to her clients. She has enjoyed sustained success and built an impressive referral based portfolio of loyal clients.
Now, as a Santa Barbara resident for over three decades, Michelle has become a well respected and successful Realtor who brings an in-depth knowledge of the area, it’s services, neighborhoods, schools and its people. Michelle displays integrity, energy and always going above and beyond for her clients. She prides herself on the relationships she builds and maintains with her clients and finds herself representing them repeatedly on their home purchases and sales.
- Proudly associates with Compass, an innovative brokerage that brings fresh ideas to the world of real estate.
- Consistently ranks in the top 5% of agents in the Santa Barbara MLS.
- A member of NAR, CAR, SBAR, SBMLS and the SYMLS.
She enjoys home-ownership and shares her life with her husband Mark and sons, Ryan, Dillon and Festo.