SPECIAL ADVERTISING SECTION PROFILES Women in Business
Ferris • Levin Collaborative | Compass
What advice can you share with other women entrepreneurs?
Each of us had a rewarding career before real estate and yet we each took an entrepreneurial
leap of faith to join this business. We all have learned that success means being comfortable
with what you bring to the table. Know your strengths and weaknesses, collaborate with
people who complement your experience, don’t be afraid to step out, be an active listener,
always be professional and build true relationships. We firmly adhere to the Compass
entrepreneurial principle, “collaborate without ego.”
What do you love most about real estate?
We all love community, connection, diversity, business and learning. Real estate allows us
to do what comes naturally: reach out to neighbors and wider networks to lend a hand, be
a friend, share valuable information and serve as reliable advisors and partners for people
making a move. It’s an honor when people put their trust in us at a critical time in their lives.
What changes are occurring in your industry? How are you addressing them?
Online technology is changing the customer experience in real estate. It is simultaneously
freeing and overwhelming to consumers. While it’s easier to see what’s for sale and make
appointments, people now find themselves awash in data that’s not always meaningful to
them. We help them navigate a complicated process by utilizing Compass’ state-of-the art
technology for client collaboration and market analysis, which gives us more time to focus
on high-touch support, including assessing clients’ goals and risk tolerance, off-market
searching, marketing, staging and addressing the pain points that would otherwise negatively
impact our clients.
"Success means being
comfortable with what you
have to bring to the table.
Know your strengths and
weaknesses, collaborate with
people who complement your
experience, and build true
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AWARDS AND HONORS
2015-17 Top Producing Team, Compass; 2015-16 Top
Producing Team over $60 Million, Washingtonian magazine;
2012 Top 250 Real Estate Teams, Wall Street Journal.
Peggy Murdock Ferris;
Judith W Levin; Ana Maria
Menendez; Suzanne Parmet;
Amy Chen Scharpf; and