I am a dedicated Broker and Realtor with a background in legal studies and real estate finance. I have a reputation for providing exceptional customer service, and a passion for enriching the lives of my clients through real estate. A large percentage of my business comes from recommendations from my fellow service providers, vendors and recommendations from my past clients. I also get lots of new business from this website and other review-based sites such as Yelp, Zillow and Angie’s List.
I have built my real estate practice on a foundation of great integrity and honesty. I take time to listen to my clients, understand their situations, and then help them resolve their real estate needs. I love to end each deal on a ‘win-win’ basis, where everyone walks away happy. I specialize in educating my clients on the challenges each scenario presents, whether fixing up a home to sell or trying to prevail in a multiple offer situation. I have been representing sellers & buyers in the Bay Area (and beyond) for almost 20 years, and my experience navigating our past cyclical real estate markets has provided the insights needed to best position my clients in competitive situations.
I like to take the time up-front to thoroughly understand each clients’ specific goals and then I employ all the necessary strategies to achieve each one. By focusing on the details of each transaction and guiding the process, I am able to mitigate what can be a stress-filled process. My vast network of business associates, vendors and service providers is another key distinction in my business platform. Out-of-area clients are immediately impressed with my ability to quickly coordinate and prepare their home for market.
My career spans almost two decades and includes property management, financing, development, land sales and marketing. I believe that my very well rounded experience in various facets of the business have been key contributors to my success. The attention to minute details, a skill acquired while working as a former paralegal, and my ability to foster strong interpersonal relationships has been the cornerstone of my unique talents and my success as an agent. This is evident by the number of repeat clients I have represented in multiple property deals, as well as their lack of hesitation to recommend me to their families, friends and colleagues.
Originally from upstate NY, I received my double Bachelor’s degree in Psychology & Sociology from the University of Massachusetts, Boston. I then taught English in Asia for awhile. Upon my return to the USA, I purchased 130 acres of land in a remote CA county and lived ‘off the grid’ for a few years, selling real estate and also working as a mortgage broker. When that situation became too remote and I craved the city again, I returned to the Bay Area. When I’m not working, I enjoy traveling and have explored most of Asia, Europe and North America. When I’m not out scouting homes for clients, you’ll find me practicing on my piano or maybe out running on the trails near my house.