It has been my pleasure to represent both buyers and sellers for the past 17 years, helping guide them through the complexities of real estate. With the designation of GRI (Graduate Realtor Institute), I have made the commitment to serving my clients with the highest ethical standards. I have developed a solid foundation of knowledge and skills to navigate the current real estate market.
Growing up the middle child in a family of seven kids in a 3 bedroom, 1 bath home…who would have thought I would one day be selling homes? Or perhaps that is why I have a love of real estate. Trying to find the right fit is what I do. Buying a home is often the biggest single investment most people will ever make; shouldn't you work with a professional to help make sure that your new home is the right fit?
I was born and raised in the small town of Coshocton, Ohio where I learned the importance of customer service at an early age. My family owned a small neighborhood market where I learned that if you treat people right and put their needs first, they will be a customer for life. That stuck with me to this day and is what I strive for in my real estate career.
After graduating from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Visual Communications Technology, I headed to Chicago where I worked in television production and sales for nearly a decade. When I married my husband Gary, who worked for a multinational company, the pace of life picked up considerably. Over the next 30 years, we would live in a dozen homes across the U.S. and The Netherlands. Living in so many places meant starting over, again and again, developing my peopleskills to make new friends in each place. It was in Redondo Beach, CA where I fine-tuned my negotiation and conflict resolution skills when I got involved with our city's education foundation and became president of our elementary school PTA.
When Gary became self-employed in 2004, we realized we could choose where we would live. It was on a vacation to Sarasota that we knew we had found the perfect place to raise our two teenage boys. It was also here that I chose to pursue a career as a Realtor. I wanted to put all the skills I've learned to use by helping people navigate the complexities of buying and selling a home. The job does not stop when we have identified your dream home or get a contract on the home you are selling. From contract to closing, I will go that extra mile to assure your transaction is as seamless and stress-free as possible.
The past few years have taken some twists and turns, including producing and directing the award-winning documentary, Thriving with Cerebral Palsyand a 2 ½ year trip exploring North America in a motorhome. The pandemic in the spring of 2020 changed everything, including the way we live, work, and play. After a bit of a stall, the real estate market caught fire in the spring of 2021 with thousands of people choosing to relocate to Florida where they could enjoy our outdoor lifestyle.
We could not be happier with the choice we made to move to Sarasota. We like to say we are "Livin' the Dream!" When it comes time to choose who will be helping you fulfill your real estate dreams, I hope you choose me. I would love to call you my Customer for Life!