My career in real estate was inspired by my passion for public service. My first after-college job in Seattle as a paralegal on an Indian treaty case prompted me to pursue a legal career. In law school, I took every opportunity to help the most needy. After receiving my JD, I took a teaching fellowship in a program providing legal assistance to prison inmates. My role as an educator, advocate, and counselor was deeply gratifying and has continued to inform my 15+ years as a real estate broker, helping people make one of the most important moves of their lives.
For buyers, this means that I work tirelessly to help you find the home that meets your needs, no matter how long it takes. I share my extensive knowledge and honest opinions so you are able to make decisions that are fully informed. I coach and advocate for you, whether that involves putting together a winning offer in a multiple offer situation, or negotiating the best terms in a buyer’s market. Even first-time buyers end up feeling like experts because they have learned so much during our work together!
For sellers, I make savvy recommendations on how to prep your home for sale with the highest return on the investment, and I coordinate that work. I offer frank suggestions on how to price your property based on the latest market data. And I actively market the property, assertively negotiate with buyers, and shepherd the transaction through inspections and all the way to closing.
For all of my clients, I work hard because I care about them and want them to have the best experience possible. Because I care about our community, I donate a portion of each transaction to local nonprofits. And because I want to make an often-stressful process as enjoyable as I can, I bring a dry sense of humor, conversations about favorite local hikes and bakeries, and the occasional pet photo.