Globetrotter; world-class athlete; stellar seller
At 29, Louise Moore seems as focused, determined and creative as many real estate veterans. A world-class athlete with a broad British accent, Louise dives into the Florida market with the same energy as she used in taking her 15 championships.
“I traveled the world competing,” she said from her office at Prudential Florida Realty’s Orlando/Four Corners branch in Kissimmee. “During a summer I would be in China one week, Russia the next, then in Miami the week after. It was very hectic.” But that frenzied schedule afforded her a rare networking opportunity.
“I have a huge database of contacts from all over the world, and I’m used to dealing with international people with different customs.” Moore was born in the seaside holiday town of Blackpool, on England’s northwest coast. “It helps to be from England,” she said. “Sixty percent of my clients are from the UK – I know the language, if you know what I mean.”
“She is something else,” says Maureen Horne, managing broker at Prudential. “She just walked in the door last August and asked if we were hiring; an hour later we hired her. I can't even take any credit for recruiting her.
“Aside from working briefly as a part-time assistant, she’s a total newbie. And she’s at $3 million in her first year. In this market. She’s making it her job, not just waiting around for the market to improve.”
Moore’s athletic record is equally impressive, even if you’ve never seen wakeboarding, which consists of flipping, spinning and somersaulting on a board (while being pulled at high speed by a power boat): European Champion five times; British National Wakeboarding Champion seven times; two silver World Champion wins and an Overall World Cup Championship.
Louise markets her properties by marketing herself, and making use of her unique position in the sports community. “I advertise in wakeboard publications here and in Europe. They know my name, and it makes me stand out from the crowd.”
Moore had been to the States many times on the pro circuit. “I decided to purchase a condo in Casselberry,” she said, “then two years later I purchased a home on the Clermont chain of lakes. And I enjoyed the process of buying and selling, so I decided that’s what I wanted to do.” Moore is currently going for her GRI, and is Relocation certified with Prudential.
“It’s tough to keep up with her,” Horne said. “Recently she’s been revisiting some of our expired short-term rentals and turning them into long term; there’s lots of people out there who have lost their own homes who need rentals.”
As well as her presence on the Prudential site, she also holds two sites of her own; www.floridaholidayvillas.net, and www.lmlakefrontrealty.com, which concentrate on her love of water.
Moore sees a long future in the business. “I just want to keep going, be as successful as possible. I ran into this head first and it seems to be paying off.”