Superior Real Estate Service
Thank your for taking the time to visit my website. I have been helping clients meet their real estate needs in the Walnut Creek area since joining Coldwell Banker in 2009, and I came to the real estate professions by way of the health care industry. I earned my Bachelor's degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and my Master's degree from the University of Missouri, Columbia. I then spent 20+years working as a nurse and an educator which has provided a unique framework for my real estate business.
My background in nursing and education, along with my extensive training in selling and negotiating with Coldwell Bannker, enables me to skillfully maneuver through the buying and selling process to bring each transaction to a successful close. My skills set me apart from my peers in my ability to effectively listen to and anticipate clients' needs. I develop a plan specific to each client whether its is preparing the home for sale, teaching first time buyers about the process of loan pre-qualifications, helping with the timing of selling and buying in the same market, informing about neighborhood characteristics, negotiation inspection results, pricing, and countless other variables and execute that plan to a successful close.
Buying or selling real estate can be a very emotional process, and the emotions experienced can vary greatly. As a nurse I helped my patients deal with the stress of illness and helped them learn new ways to manage their health. In real estate, I help my clients deal with the stress of buying and selling, and I help them coordinate all that goes with successfully closing their real estate transaction. I earned my Senior Real Estate Specialist designation to better assist my clients as they transition in life and make choices into retirement and beyond.
I work diligently to ensure that all of your real estate needs are met during each stage of the transaction. I employ a transaction coordinator dedicated to the professional handling and monitoring of contract information and dates to ensure a smooth and uneventful path to successful close. I specialize in strategic marketing, and I am known for my attention to detail in preparing and positioning homes for sale. I have a network of proven professionals I call on depending on your needs: lenders, designers, movers, photographers, electricians, painters, house cleaners, carpet cleaners, window cleaners, and many more. In addition to being a realtor, I am an accredited staging professional, and I stage each of my listings at no additional cost. Professionally staged homes sell more quickly and for more money. This is an added value I provide; it is money in your pocket. I take careful steps to develop and implement a plan for cleaning, staging, photography, marketing materials (both print and web,) and I am on top of the latest trends in virtual marketing. When you hire me, you get superior real estate service-I won't rest until I have exceeded your expectations.
I am well versed in all areas of residential real estate and eager to help you with your needs whether it be: New Construction, Investment Property, Multi-Family, Land, Luxury Property, Retirement Property, Investment, and I am Military Friendly. My husband served eight years active duty in the Navy so I am sensitive to the needs of the whole family in relocating.
When I am not living out my passion helping people meet their real estate needs, I like to keep active in my community. I am especially focused on education and the importance of life-long learning. I have served on the Parent Faculty Board, School Site Council, and I am currently a member of the curriculum committee at the Clayton Valley Charter High School. Even though I have made the East Bay, Clayton in particular, my home since 1996, I am still in awe of the beauty of the area. I love exploring the local communities and enjoying the amenities they afford!
Communities I Serve
I specialize in knowing up to the minute market conditions, housing inventory and trends, schools, and neighborhood profiles in the following East Bay cities:
Clayton, Concord, Walnut Creek, Pleasant Hill, Brentwood, Discovery Bay, Antioch, Oakley , Pittsburg, Danville , Orinda, Lafayette , Alamo
I work side by side with my clients from the pre-listing or pre-qualifying process through the negotiations and closing. After the closing I assist my clients transition and provide updates on the latest market statistics and trends of their new community. I work with intelligence and integrity, and I am caring and patient. I am honored to help my clients reach their real estate goals, and treat them like family, working effectively and sincerely to earn the role of their real estate agent for life!