Certified Residential Specialist, Broker
John L. Scott, Anacortes
Anacortes, WA, USA
Industry: Real Estate
Field: Luxury Real Estate
As a certified residential specialist and broker of John L. Scott, Anacortes, Drina L. McCorkle has 29 years of real estate experience. Possessing a strong work ethic, Ms. McCorkle’s day begins at 7:30 a.m. every day, and ends when business is concluded, regardless of the hour. At the beginning of the real estate sale process, clients usually ask Ms. McCorkle what the value of their home is. She gathers the necessary data and gives clients a reasonable estimate of what they should expect to be offered. From there, she either continues with the sale process as per the clients’ preferences, or recommends that the client not sell at that particular time. She feels that honesty is truly the best policy, and she does her best to ensure that clients get the most value for their homes, even if it means they must sell at a different time than they had expected.
Ms. McCorkle considers the most rewarding aspect of her career to be the appreciation that clients show for her work. As an example, she recalls a house that was owned by an older couple, and after selling the house for them, she was able to take the original owners back to their former home later on to see how it looked renovated. The thrill that they experienced when they saw their home remains with Ms. McCorkle to this day.
When asked about her mentors, Ms. McCorkle recalls Jim Colley, with whom she worked for six months. In their time together, Jim taught Ms. McCorkle that one can ever know everything, and she has always kept that in her mind. Jim taught her everything that she knows. Looking ahead, Ms. McCorkle plans to work for another three years until her adopted grandson graduates from high school. From there, she plans to continue working, as she has a great passion for real estate, and loves what she does. Continue reading