Jane Ellsworth-Purcell has an adventurous resume that includes opening a successful chain of surf and skate shops throughout California and Utah.
Now she has taken that entrepreneurial spirit to the world of online real estate in her role as senior vice president of sales for Advanced Access, which specializes in Web site development, Web hosting, e-mail and Internet marketing for real estate. She has worked with Advanced Access since March 2000 and is one of the company’s original staff members.
Ellsworth-Purcell heads up the company’s National Sales Division, and also coordinates the Advanced Access Mobile Web Site Team unveiled earlier this year that conducts seminars and classes to help real estate agents improve their Web presence.
Born and raised in Southern California, Ellsworth-Purcell graduated from the University of California at Irvine with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Science. Of Hawaiian descent, she has traveled all over the world, including Europe, New Zealand and throughout the Pacific.
She handled the ‘Real Estate Owned’ for commercial properties prior to joining Advanced Access.
Ellsworth-Purcell will speak during Real Estate Connect in San Francisco, July 27-29, 2005.
Here are her answers to a set of questions posed by Inman News:
Panel or session at Connect: Lead Qualification: Manage Them, Convert Them.
What style of home do you live in and when did you buy it?
A California-ranch style home, located in Newport Beach, Calif., purchased about two years ago.
What worries keep you awake at night?
My daughters, ages 20 and 16.
Describe you dream home?
A self-cleaning and fully automated home.
What lessons did you learn in the last year?
If opportunity doesn’t knock, build a door.
What was your first job?
Working in the Pathology Department for Whittier Presbyterian Hospital.
What’s the strangest thing you ever packed in a suitcase?
With security the way it is who would risk packing anything strange?
What would your second career choice be after real estate?
A local tour guide in the South Pacific.
What kind of music do you listen to?
All kinds of music from the ’80s.
Who is your hero?
Demi Moore – she looks great for her age, her boy-toy is 15 years younger than her and he’s hot!
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