Posted June 11, 2017 in Realtor Spotlight
How long have you worked in Real Estate?
I have been in the real estate industry for over 20 years in many capacities, from building and remodeling, marketing, interior design and business ownership, to best of all, real estate broker! Since my husband and I moved here in 1988, we have seen our community grow in so many positive ways, wherein I have had the privilege of helping others plant their roots and see their families grow. I have also been blessed to make amazing connections that help aid in my ability to be a valuable resource to my clients, before, during and after their purchase.
What is your specialty?
I love working with first time home buyers as well as new construction building and development. It is so gratifying to help families make a solid investment in their future, see the progress as they make the house their home, become part of our great community and create their own joyful family memories!
What is one tip you have for someone looking to buy or sell a home?
Be prepared! A home often symbolizes family, rest, and security — it’s not just four walls and a roof. Because of this, home buying and selling can be an emotional undertaking. And for most people, a home is the biggest purchase they’ll ever make. Having a conscientious and objective real estate agent in your corner helps you stay focused on both the emotional and financial issues most important to you. Also, in today’s market, buyers need to be ready and able to purchase a home. Homes are selling fast, and if your financing is not in place, you will lose out. So work with a local lender to help you understand your financing and the best price point for your situation.
What is the most unique property you’ve listed or sold?
Every property has something unique about it…and every person has a property that will speak to them when the right one comes along!
What is the most challenging/gratifying aspect of what you do?
I LOVE MY WORK!! My reputation and the privilege of client referrals drive me and my business. My name is on the line each and every time I accept the challenge of providing clients with the best service in the industry, I take that very seriously. I am passionately working for my clients to buy or sell the house that will be their home and looking toward the future when they want to buy/sell their next one too!
What do you see in the future for real estate sales/prices?
Now is a great time to buy and sell in Clark County. We are in the midst of a full-fledged economic comeback. Not only are real estate sales climbing sharply, but rental rates continue to see unprecedented increases. Positive sentiments from all leadership, forecast the regions healthy housing market, impressive job growth and bright industrial future. Employment opportunities are also bringing more and more people to the Pacific Northwest. The future is looking bright. Therefore, real estate sales are strong. The tight residential housing inventory is keeping prices relatively high and inventory levels are historically very low. The median sale price change is up 9.7 percent ($259,000 v. $236,000) compared to the previous 12 months.
What do you enjoy doing when you are not working? Hobbies, volunteering, family, fun?
I love spending time with my hubby and family. I enjoy every aspect of home, from gardening and renovation, to interior decorating and design. I exercise, play tennis, do lampworking (glass blowing on a small scale) and craft glass beads and jewelry. I enjoy volunteering, helping people and just laughing with my friends and family.
What do you like about living in this area?
The summers! Hiking, kayaking, river fun, water, beach, my family, friends and grandkids!
Anything else you would like our readers to know about you and your company?
My diverse experience as an employee, business owner and real estate broker along with my entrepreneurial spirit, sales and marketing expertise, and most importantly, my true passion for real estate and helping people, gives me an in-depth insight. I’m truly grateful for my business and the support of my clients and my family as well as my strategic partners in the business. I consider being a real estate agent, and your agent, a privilege.