A Southeast Seattle native, I work primarily in this area, serving Mount Baker, Lakewood, Seward Park, Leschi, Madrona, the Central District, Beacon Hill, Columbia City, the Rainier Valley, Renton, and West Seattle. Passionate and dedicated to the real estate profession and building a referral-based business, my greatest satisfaction is gained by helping you achieve your dreams and goals and secure a home or move that supports your health and happiness.
My professional experience is grounded in years of teaching, customer service, information technology, and sales and marketing. These skills are put to effective use daily in my real estate practice. Things I bring to the table in representing you: Strong local market knowledge, 21+ years of full-time real estate experience, experienced win-win negotiating, fluency with the latest real estate technology, tools, and systems, and an established, comprehensive network of agents, brokers, and industry-related professionals. With my guidance and the unrivaled resources of Windermere Real Estate, you have the edge you need to succeed in this ever-changing, fast-paced, area-specific marketplace. Purchasing or selling a home is one of the biggest decisions you will make and is best done with an experienced real estate professional. As your Buyer’s Broker, I will help you find the right home that meets your needs and ensures that any issues with the property’s condition and price are addressed and negotiated on your behalf. As your Listing Broker, I will assist you in preparing your home for the market to maximize its appeal and asking price and help you to identify potential work orders in advance so that you can correct issues that could cost you later in the process. Navigating through a real estate transaction is a bit like flying a plane: When everything is going smoothly, we don’t give much thought to who is at the controls, but the moment we hit some turbulence - that’s when we pray that we are safe with an experienced pilot who can land us safely at our destination. My role is to help you feel educated, comfortable, and confident with your home selling or purchasing decisions at each step of the process, and to stay accessible to answer questions as they arise so you can make well-informed decisions.
With over 21 years of experience successfully negotiating real estate transactions, I am familiar with many of the players in the Seattle real estate scene. I have earned the Certified Negotiating Expert (CNE) designation, held by just 1% of brokers nationally. This skill set gives my clients a valuable edge at the bargaining table. As your exclusive advocate, I am committed to treating all parties to a transaction with respect and finding win-win outcomes. Not only is this better for everyone, but it also helps to avoid potential hang-ups between the original agreement and closing day. My eye for contract details and negotiating experience will save you money and avoid potential pitfalls. I do my best to anticipate challenges to keep things running smoothly, and when obstacles do arise, a spirit of cooperation guides me, yet I never lose sight of whom I represent - you, my valued client.
A positive attitude and trained listening skills help me identify your needs, so they are satisfied with your purchase or sale. Communication skills are critical in effectively working with the different people and dynamics in any given transaction. Accountability is necessary for trust and certainty, and my word is my bond. Buying or selling a home can be a stressful experience. I strive to minimize this through quality communication, accountability, and negotiating on your behalf. Knowing you are represented and well-informed brings peace of mind - before, during, and after closing.