I have been selling Real Estate in the Portland/Vancouver area since 1998. I work with both buyers and sellers, in both Oregon and Washington; my main focus is providing each client Excellent Customer Service. I have an education in Accounting and Customer Service Excellence. I am able to explain the financial side of a real estate transaction and to deliver great customer service to each client. I explain the process, negotiate and direct the transaction while keeping my clients informed on the details of each transaction.
I am a part of a dynamic team at Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Northwest Real Estate, the DreamStreet Team. We have been awarded the Platinum award for the last 3 years. This puts our team in the top 1% of the Berkshire Hathaway Homeservices Network. The 2016 Chairman's Circle - Platinum is awarded to Individual Sales Professionals or Sales Professional Teams that have achieved a minimum of $500,000 Total GCI or 100 Residential Units.
My Credentials and Associations:
GRI, Graduate, Realtor Institute. The Graduate, REALTOR® Institute (GRI) symbol is the mark of a real estate professional that has made the commitment to provide a high level of professional services by securing a strong educational foundation. 20% of realtors nationwide have this designation. Requirements are 40 hours of additional education and passing three separate tests.
ABR- The Accredited Buyer’s Representative (ABR®) stands for the benchmark of excellence in buyer representation. It is designed for real estate buyer agents who focus on working directly with buyer-clients. I know that you can't count on the market—you have to count on my skills. ABR® education provides the expertise you need and deserve as a home buyer. Only 2% of realtors nationally have this designation. Requirements are 16 hours of additional education, documented transactions and passing a test.
CRS- Council of Residential Specialists. The prestigious CRS designation is awarded to experienced REALTORS who have completed advanced professional training and demonstrated outstanding professional achievement in residential real estate.
I was named a Five Star Real Estate Agent by Portland Magazine for 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015. & 2016 This represents no more than 7 Percent of real estate agents in the area. The Five Star Professional research team contacted clients, peers and industry experts, and asked if they had experience working with a real estate agent and rated that individual according to criteria such as integrity, communication and customer service.
Member of the following:
NAR – National Association of Realtors. By joining, agents agree to abide by the code of conduct. Not all sales agents are Realtors
OAR – Oregon Association of Realtors.
PMAR – Portland Metro Association of Realtors
Personal: I was born in California but have been in the Pacific Northwest for the past 50+ years. This is why I classify myself as a true NW native. I am the proud mom of two beautiful grown children. I enjoy meeting new people and socializing. Funny thing is while looking back on my report cards as a young child, my teachers always said that I socialized too much. I bet they never thought that it would be beneficial to me in my career later. I love people and helping them achieve their goals. In my spare time, I volunteer for a nonprofit organization that helps homeless youth to find significance in their lives. I spend most of my Monday evenings serving them dinner and letting them know that they are important. This happens rain or shine in the streets of Downtown Portland.
I love to spend time outdoors. If the sun is out, I like to be outside and my favorite way to spend my off time is to golf. I enjoy driving the streets and looking at homes, even in my off time.