Posted March 5, 2017 in Realtor Spotlight
How long have you worked in Real Estate?
I have worked as a Realtor® for 10 years now and 20 years prior I worked in the lending and insurance field.
What is your specialty?
My specialty is customer service and working with people. Whether I am listing a client’s home or helping a buyer find their next home I strive to build my client’s trust and friendship throughout our transaction. I love to work with people! Without the people connection I wouldn’t enjoy what I do so much. I have resided in Clark County all of my life. I love when I get to share with my buyers that aren’t familiar with our area all of the beautiful places to see and places to go.
What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy or sell a home?
My tip to someone who is trying to sell or buy a home is to get referrals to find a real estate professional. It is important to have a professional that will represent your interest in the transaction. When interviewing with your potential agent, you need to feel comfortable with them and know they are the right fit for you. Your transaction process from the beginning to the end should be a positive experience and a good agent will make that happen for you. A tip specifically for buyers: be patient and don’t settle!
What is the most unique property you’ve listed or sold?
The most unique property I have listed or sold, was to a client who planned to completely gut and remodel the home. I couldn’t see past the destruction of the house in its’ current state when they made the purchase. The end result was amazing!
What is the most unusual thing you’ve encountered while working in real estate?
I find that nothing in Real Estate is unusual, only unique. That’s what makes my job so great! The unique keeps me learning and growing and improving myself.
What is the most challenging/gratifying aspect of what you do?
The most challenging / gratifying aspect of my job is finding a home that best matches my client’s “wish list.” The direction of a buyer’s home interests can change quickly so being able to adapt and accommodate to your buyer’s needs is a priority. There are no rules in house hunting. You may look at one house or 20 houses. I don’t let my buyers get discouraged when their 1st, 2nd, or even 3rd offer may not work out. There is always a reason, and that reason is your perfect house is still waiting for you.
What do you see in the future for real estate sales/prices?
I feel our market will remain strong over the next few years complementing the new commercial and residential development throughout our local cities especially the proposed changes on our waterfront. My personal hope for our real estate future is that the market will always allow everyone, young and old, to be able to experience home ownership.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Hobbies, volunteering, family, fun?
When I am not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends and chasing the sunshine while enjoying all the activities we are blessed with in the Pacific Northwest. I am active in several non-profit groups and believe in giving back to our community.