WALDORF, MD.—Can winning the Miss Maryland USA pageant––and then placing in the top ten in the nationally broadcast Miss USA competition––prepare a young businesswoman to be a better real-estate agent? The answer is a resounding “Yes” according to Taylor Burton, the current Miss Maryland USA and the newest member of The Maryland & Delaware Group of Long & Foster.
Beauty-pageant contestants, Taylor noted, must learn to promote themselves and their sponsoring organizations, just as real estate agents must learn to network with potential clients and, more importantly, promote property listings to potential customers.
Miss Burton also said her experiences as a contestant taught her to quickly assess and understand different people’s needs and personalities––skills which allow her to better serve the broad range of real estate clients who are in the market today. “That’s so important,” Burton said, “because you’re not just dealing with the family of four. You have single first-time buyers; you have people who have bought homes before; you have young couples shopping for the first time.”
Burton, age 25, also mentioned that she feels a special connection with her fellow millennials. “I tell everybody, ‘Hey, I’m a millennial, too. I’m stuck to my phone and the computer, too, but don’t lose sight of the fact that you need a personal relationship with a real estate agent in order to be successful in your transaction.’”
It’s personal attention and individualized service, she added, that really drives success––for clients and their agents. She noted, “My parents, who have been in the real-estate industry for eons, have taught me from day one that this is a service industry and that if you’re not in it to serve people, then what are you really in it for? That’s what they ingrained in me.”
Taylor spoke glowingly of her parents, both of whom are well known members of the Maryland Realtor community. Taylor’s mother, Ann D’Ambrosia, has served as an agent and manager for more than 27 years and currently works side-by-side with Taylor at the Waldorf, Md., offices of Long & Foster. Taylor’s father, Nick D’Ambrosia, is a Broker of Record and Senior Vice President of Training and Career Development at Long & Foster.
Aside from learning from her parents, Taylor says she has also benefited from knowing and working with Brandon Brittingham, the Eastern Shore’s number-one agent and now a cofounder of the Maryland & Delaware Group. Taylor said she especially admires Brandon because he has achieved success at a young age. “He’s barely into his 30’s,” she noted, “and since I’m a young Realtor, that’s extremely important to me because it goes to show that it doesn’t matter how old you are. Success is possible at any age. And Brandon has been so helpful ever since I got my [real estate] license. So helpful, so open to sharing everything he knows. Brandon is a guy who does not fail. He does not accept anything mediocre, and that’s how I want my business to be.”
Taylor Burton serves clients in Prince George’s, Charles, St. Mary’s, and Calvert Counties. Buyers and sellers who wish to benefit from Taylor’s exceptional energy, knowledge, and personal skills––all backed by the resources of her highly productive team––can contact Taylor either through email or through her Website. Her address is Taylor.Burton@LNF.com. Her Website is TaylorBurton.MarylandREGroup.com.
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