I graduated from the University of Washington in 1976 and have been a full-time real estate agent since 1979. My early experiences in a market with 18% interest rates taught me how to determine goals, negotiate solutions and be creative in dealing with the difficulties inherent in real estate transactions. I obtained my Broker’s License in 1988 and have never looked back. My favorite part of the business is the relationships I have built with my clients and professional peers, many of which continue to thrive long after the real estate transactions have closed.
How I Work
You will find my manner straightforward and authentic. Real estate transactions require intense focus and a significant investment of time and emotion. I honor the trust my clients place in me and work carefully to to guide them through the process in a professional manner, always protecting their best interests. I usually represent only one party in a given transaction, either the Buyer or the Seller. This allows my clients to be confident that my loyalties are clear. If I think a conflict of interest exists, or that another person can give you better assistance, I quickly help you find the best representation available.
I am proud to have built my career on referrals, repeat business and enduring relationships. I believe in exceeding expectations, paying attention to details, staying current, and laughing and having fun along the way. My “Success Tool Kit” is full of resources, skills and collaborative relationships that I have been perfecting for nearly four decades.
I was born in Seattle and raised in Puyallup, home of the Western Washington Fair. I love spending time with my large extended family in the area. I enjoy being involved with the newly rejuvenated Rainier Beach Community Club and have served on the boards of the Rainier Chamber of Commerce and the Southeast Seattle Senior Foundation, which owns and manages the Brighton Apartments, a senior-led, multigenerational community in Rainier Valley. A music fan, I get my singing fix each week with my church choir and Choral Sounds Northwest, a performance-caliber chorus. My husband and I are continually improving our 1906 house, and we also own five acres near Port Angeles where we camp in our 1967 Fireball Travel Trailer.