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You will be hard pressed to find another individual that exhibits more passion and drive to succeed.  Most  would describe me as assertive and persistent who is exceptional at "Cold Call" knowing exactly what to say to get the appointment and how to convert the prospect when he gets there.  I consider myself highly competitive, assertive, take-charge, and risk oriented. I have a high level of sociability with the ability to communicate persuasively that generates buzz and excitement.  My method of selling tends to be very focused on the needs and wants of my prospects and customers working to bring strategic value to each transaction.

Objective

Determined to attain a position in sales where my savvy business to business sales skills, ability to understand and convey complex information, self-motivation, and a results-driven work ethic will ignite company market share and boost customer satisfaction.

Work experience

Jun 2006Present

Sales Agent

ERA King

Negotiated contracts up to 500K resulting in the successful sales closings. Facilitated all aspects of the the most complex and significant financial event most clients experience by establishing beneficial relationships and networks with brokers, lenders, closing attorney's third-party consultants, and exceptional clients

  • Received Best Performance Award in Rookie year
  • Rented, bought, and sold over $8 million in real estate for clients on commission basis
Jun 2010Jun 2011

Advertising Sales Executive

Meridian Graphics

Consistently achieves sales objectives with a high volume of cold calling, appointment setting, and sales presentations acquiring new business accounts and maintain existing accounts.  In addition, worked side by side with prospective customers as a professional consultant to analyze business marketing needs that will benefit the customer providing solutions and how the publication can meet them.

Mar 2009Jul 2010

Crew Leader

U.S. Census Bureau

Successfully led a team to complete a project within an assigned territory 6 weeks ahead of schedule resulting in a government saving of 75K.

  • Supervised  and conducted training for 14 enumerators and 2 crew leader assistants during field operations
  • Reviewed and certified daily payroll and progress reports  
20032005

Sales Consultant/Freelance Make-up Artist

Lancome Cosmetics

Drive retail sales by planning and executing monthly counter event calendars and presentations. 

  • Traveled throughout assigned locations to generate revenues for special events
  • Trained and motivated selling team about product knowledge and demonstration
19992001

GIS Analyst

Smart Data Strategies

Reviewed existing and incoming data for quality and documentation; entry of data into database, application of coordinate geometry, keyboard entry of tabular data, manual digitizing of maps, scanning and automatic conversion to vectors, and conversion of other sources of digital data.

References

Brenda Durham

I am honored to write a letter of recommendation on the behalf of Desiree Burtis.  Desiree was my realtor for two years and sold my first house and helped me purchase a new home.  I cannot say enough positive things about her.

Desiree offered an energetic level of personalized service to me that in my opinion is unsurpassed, rare and difficult to find today.  In my first encounter with Desiree, she demonstrated integrity and care for my concerns.  At the time I was shopping for a realtor and I chose her over another realtor because she took the time to listen to my needs.  She was patient with me and helped walk me through the process of selling a home.  I appreciated her honesty with me throughout the process.  Desiree displayed an energetic zeal for selling my home and found a buyer within 4 – 5 months of placing it on the market during a difficult market.

Desiree’s honesty and integrity coupled with her hospitable personality made it easy for me to trust her implicitly with handling the selling and purchasing of my homes.  I am always skeptical of any salesperson if I sense that they are strictly in it for themselves.  Desiree has such a passion for working with people and the desire to help people have what they want for themselves that it makes her easily trustworthy and dependable.  She truly cares about her customers.

Desiree will be an asset to any organization that desires an energetic, honest, and highly motivated salesperson who puts the needs of her customers first.  I would have no hesitation in calling on her again.

If I can be of further assistance, please feel free to contact me at 205-807-1743.

Sincerely,

Brenda D. Durham

Monica Dennis

I was Desiree’s immediate supervisor for several years. I have known Desiree for 10 years. I found her to be consistently pleasant, tackling all assignments with dedication and a smile. Besides being a joy to work with, Desiree is a take-charge person who is able to present creative ideas and communicate the benefits.Desiree is honest and very trustworthy. Her people skills are extraordinary. She is very organized, punctual and ambitious.Desiree was extraordinarily helpful and a great asset to our company.  She is very energetic and a positive influence in any work environment.

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Education

Bachelor's of Science

Troy University

Skills

Microsoft Office Suite