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Home Expert of the Week: Bobbie Roland

Tell us about some of your community involvement.
Roland: Since 1994, I have been involved with the New Neighbors League, which is an organization designed to welcome anyone who recently has moved to the Dayton region. We meet with the new arrivals and plan social events to make them feel more at home. Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors has been the longest-standing sponsor of the League, and we’re grateful for the support. It also was my honor to be chosen in 1988 as the first female member of the Kettering Rotary Club – I’m still an active member of this wonderful philanthropic organization. 

How has Dayton’s real estate market changed in the past 10 years?
Roland: Technology has changed our industry tremendously, making it necessary to “keep up the pace” in order to remain successful. It has increased public awareness and knowledge, making it mandatory that we take our communication skills to a higher level and not allow technology to take over our job. Our clients still need us. 

What are three things you need to be successful in real estate?
Roland: Tenacity, consistency and communication!

What good book have you read recently?
Roland: If You Ask Me by Betty White. 

Who is your role model and why?
Roland: My grandfather, Mark Baughn, was a pillar in his community. He taught me that love, family, faith, honesty, and hard work are the staples of life. 

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If you were on an island and could only bring three things, what would you bring?
Roland: My husband, a well-equipped and STOCKED yacht, and the Bible. 

What did you do before real estate?
Roland: I worked as a registered nurse in emergency rooms and for a plastic surgeon. I also owned a clown business, “Sparky’s Rent-a-Clown,” and I am an auctioneer. All of these have served me well in the real estate business. Nursing gave me the detail and compassion; clowning taught me the lighter side of life; and of course, auctioneering is the ultimate selling skill of all! Selling real estate is just clean nursing sprinkled with skill, knowledge, and a bit of humor.

To learn more about Bobbie Roland or to contact her, visit the Coldwell Banker Heritage Realtors website

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