Sarah K. Dermody developed a lifelong interest in the real estate industry by having spent most of her life observing—and later working as an office manager for—her dad’s construction company. Through this experience she gained excellent insight into how homes are built and how to assess the qualities of a residential property for her clients. Sarah also brings to her real estate career a host of skills earned from several other eclectic occupations. As a former preschool teacher, server/bartender, dog handler, and craft services specialist, she knows how to provide attention and solve problems for many different needs and situations with patience and professionalism. She has also worked as an Uber/Lyft driver, which provided her with a new, street-level perspective on the various nuances of many city neighborhoods. Sarah is a Chicagoland native, and has lived in many regions throughout the city and the surrounding suburbs for her entire life. Besides real estate, Sarah has a passion for taking care of kids and dogs—she volunteers at animal shelters, and although she’s satisfied with her new career in real estate, she cherishes the years she spent working as an educator.