I simply love houses and the Pacific Northwest! As a Realtor since 1998 and a Seattle native I try and pass along my enthusiasm to everyone I come into contact with both personally and professionally. What could be better than living in a community where jeans and fleece are considered the state uniform and can be worn for any occasion? A sunny day in May is accepted as a legitimate excuse to take the day off work. Gourmet coffee served by some of the best-educated baristas in the country is available on literally every corner. And if outdoor fun in the form of hiking, camping, kayaking, skiing, etc can be considered our favorite activity, then a close second is (my favorite!) home improvement.
I'm committed to establishing long-term relationships and love to help people find homes that they will enjoy for years to come. If that means spending six months searching for the perfect home, then that's what we will do. If you are looking for a Realtor you will never come into contact with again after the sale on your home closes, then I'm not the agent for you.
One of my greatest joys is helping people through life's changes. New family members, new careers, new cities, new schools ... most of the time this calls for the purchase or sale of a home. And while I may not be the first person you call when you get news of a big new job promotion to New York, I hope to be at least in your top 10!
My goal is to provide excellent customer service and to exceed your expectations. I strive to be pro-active to help both buyers and sellers avoid surprises. You've hired me to assist you with the things you don't know, and to help you look at the many issues surrounding the purchase or sale of a home from a different perspective.
When I'm not selling houses
My husband Josh and I spend most waking moments parenting our two children Gryffin and Trista. Since this big change (parenthood!) I've had to find new hobbies. Our one camping trip when Gryffin was 11 months old was a disastrous 16 hours. Similarly, our hike at Mt. Rainier turned into a six-hour mosquito-infested forced march that no one really enjoyed after we ran out of frosted animal cookies. Lately we are enjoying "hikes" around Green Lake and day trips to Golden Gardens beach. When I do get a moment, I like to spend quality time with my iPod and running shoes.
Pacific University. Forest Grove, OR: 1990-1994
Bachelor of Arts: double major in Journalism and History with a minor in Economics
Previous to Real Estate
Pacific Publishing, Seattle: 1994-1996
Real Estate Experience
Windermere Real Estate office administration 1996-1998
Windermere Real Estate sales agent: 1998-present
550+ closed transactions and counting
Voted "Five Star: Best in Client Satisfaction Real Estate Agent" Seattle Magazine
Eight years in a row