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Real Estate Microsoft Office

Katy, Texas, United States
January 11, 2017

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Benni Rose DiNisco

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Degreed paralegal with over 5 years of experience in the practice of Real Estate, Oil & Gas, Probate, Estate Planning, and Litigation. Responsible for drafting legal documents, reviewing and editing documents, conducting interviews, monitoring schedules and deadlines, and preparing reports. A resourceful team member with strong research, investigative, analytical, and writing skills.


•Microsoft Office • HAR MLS database

•ACT • County Assessors’ Offices

•Quickbooks • GIS

•TimeSlips • FEMA Flood Zone maps

•Smart Draw • Notary Public

•Westlaw & Lexis-Nexis • Certified Scopist

•AVVO • Houston Association of Realtors® (“HAR”)

•AAEPA • National Association of Realtors® (“NAR”)

• • Texas Association of Realtors® (“TAR”)

•District & County Clerks’ Offices: filing and retrieval of documents, correspondence and conferring with clerks.

•Continuing Education for Texas Real Estate License

•Office Equipment: scanners, fax machines, phones, printers, USPS, overnight services

•Destination Imagination leader – two years

•Ten - marathons in two years

•Type 70wpm


Bachelor of Science in Paralegal Studies

Kaplan University (GPA 3.58) February 2014 - January 2016


•Bachelor of Science degree in paralegal studies.

Texas Real Estate

Champions School of Real Estate (GPA 3.7) August 2011 – November 2011


•Texas licensed Real Estate Agent.

Certificate in Paralegal

PennFoster (GPA 4.0) February 2009 – December 2010


•On-line Certificate program concentrating on the real world application of legal skills for non-lawyers.

Court Reporter & Scopist Studies

Alvin Community College (GPA 3.03) Spring 2001 – Spring 2006

•Accomplished in legal research, writing, and terminology.

•Non-Certified Scopist.

•Write on Steno Machine – 200 words per minute.


Texas Land Group, Sealy, TX, Realtor® June 2015 – Present

•Licensed Realtor® with 4+ years of residential and land sales experience.

•Experienced in planning and integrating customer prospecting campaigns.

•Adept in contract drafting, negotiation, market research, and client analysis.

•Prepare documents such as: contracts, purchase agreements, leases, deeds, and listings.

•Accompany buyers during visits to and inspections of property, advising them on the suitability and value of the homes they are visiting based on current market conditions.

•Advise sellers on market listing values and how to make homes more appealing to potential buyers.

•Compare properties with similar properties that had recently sold to determine competitive market values.

•Promote sales of properties through advertisement, open houses, multiple listing services, and other on-line and U.S. mail advertising platforms.

•Interview clients to determine what kinds of properties they are seeking and generate lists meeting these requirements.

•Evaluate, photograph, compare active and sold listings, and implement value adjustments to determine market value of properties for Broker Price Opinions.

The Mendel Law Firm, Houston, TX, Legal Assistant February 2011 – June 2015

•Assist and provide a range of legal support and administration to lawyers and other legal professionals engaged in Estate Planning, Probate, Real Estate, Oil & Gas, Civil, and/or Administrative law.

•Perform legal and factual research.

•Assist in preparing for oil & gas litigation.

•Assist in preparing oil & gas contracts.

•Assist in probating wills.

•Assist in drafting and processing estate planning documents.

•Prepare legal memorandums and case briefs.

•Review, research, and prepare deeds.

•Prepare court documents; publications; court, client, and third party correspondence; memorandums; spreadsheets; tax forms; liquidation forms and requests for stocks, banks, insurance claims, etc.; locate and value personal and real property; confer and correspond with DNA, fingerprint, and handwriting specialists.

•Notarize and/or witness estate plans and/or other legally binding documents.

•Texas licensed real estate agent – estimate property values; create listings; show properties; confer with brokers; prepare contracts, and associate with title companies.

•Accounts payable – process and prepare payments from operating and IOLTA accounts regarding all matters of the law firm.

•Review, organize, and process resumes.

•Correspond, confer with, and attend interviews with prospective team members.

•Process daily mail, faxes, CMRRRs, emails, special deliveries, etc.

•Client relations – confer and correspond with clients on a daily basis by phone, mail, email, and in person.

•Inventory, organize, and order office supplies and necessities.

The Baker Law Offices, Miami, Fl, Legal Assistant November 2007 – March 2015

•Review and research facts.

•Prepare spreadsheets.

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