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SOUTH & CENTRAL SEATTLE SPECIALIST

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 relationships, I get great satisfaction helping you achieve your dreams and goals and securing a home or move that supports your health and happiness.

EXPERIENCE COUNTS: REPRESENTING YOU

My professional experience is grounded in years of teaching, customer service, and a passion for technology, sales, and marketing. I represent you with strong local market knowledge, 22 years of real estate experience, and exceptional negotiating skills. With my fluency in the latest real estate technology, tools, and systems, a comprehensive network of brokers and industry-related professionals, and the unrivaled resources of Windermere Real Estate, you have the edge to succeed in the ever-changing, fast-paced, Seattle-area marketplace. Purchasing or selling a home is one of the biggest decisions you will make and is best done with the help of an experienced full-service real estate professional. As your Buyer’s Broker, I will help you find the right home to meet your needs and ensure any issues with the property’s condition and price are properly addressed and negotiated. As your Listing Broker, I will assist you in preparing your home for the market to maximize its appeal and asking price and help identify work needed in advance, so you have the chance to correct issues that could cost you later in the process. I will then capture your home in its best light and showcase it on the market. Navigating a real estate transaction is like flying a plane. When things are going smoothly, we don’t give much thought to who is flying, but the moment we hit some turbulence we pray we are in the hands of an experienced pilot who can land us safely at our destination. My goal is to make sure you are educated, comfortable, and confident with your home selling or purchasing decisions at each step of the process. I touch base regularly with updates and stay accessible to answer questions so you can make informed decisions and achieve your real estate goals. Real estate with your needs at heart, the way you move... 

CERTIFIED NEGOTIATION EXPERT

I am familiar with many of the players in the Seattle real estate scene. With over two decades of experience successfully negotiating real estate transactions and knowing what things are most important to my clients, we have a valuable edge at the bargaining table. My eye for contract details can save you money and avoid potential pitfalls. I am committed to treating all parties to a transaction with respect while finding the best outcomes for my clients. Anticipating challenges helps keep things running smoothly. When they arise, a spirit of cooperation guides me to avoid hang-ups between agreement and closing. I have the Certified Negotiation Expert (CNE) designation, held by just 1% of brokers nationally. I am constantly studying the best negotiators in the world to sharpen my skills and best represent you.

COMMUNICATION, ACCOUNTABILITY, PEACE OF MIND

Keeping a positive attitude and intuitive listening skills helps me identify and understand your needs so they can be satisfied with your purchase or sale. Communication skills are necessary to effectively work with the various people and dynamics in a transaction. Accountability brings trust and certainty, and my word is my bond. Buying or selling a home can be a stressful experience, but excellent communication, accountability, and negotiations help minimize that. Knowing you are well-represented and informed allows peace of mind - before, during, and after closing.

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