How I Work
I love real estate, enjoy people and appreciate the opportunity to educate my clients on marketing their homes, understanding financing options, deciphering the Purchase and Sale Agreement, navigating through escrow and obtaining title insurance. I actually enjoy these things! And as an attorney and financial services professional, I have the education, training and experience to provide detailed information and comprehensive services.
My Commitment to Clients
I limit the number of clients I work with at any one time so that I can deliver on my commitments -- to be available, responsive, diligent, knowledgable and thorough. I am guided by my client's needs, desires and goals and I tailor individual action plans to meet each client's specifications. I listen, work hard, provide honest feedback and trust my clients. Every day I work to earn my clients' trust and loyalty. Together, we get the job done and done right.
My Education and Training
I came to real estate later in life, after successful careers as a lawyer and, before that, as a counselor/social worker. I earned my law degree here in Seattle at the University of Washington in 1991, and hold a Masters Degree in Public Administration from the University of Oregon. I earned my B.A. in Political Science at Wesleyan University in Middletown, CT. I practiced law in Seattle from 1991 until I became Compliance Director for Northern Life Insurance Company in 1999. Prior to law school, I worked for nearly 20 years as a youth and family counselor, from 1982-1988 directing Mercer Island Youth & Family Services' high school-based crisis intervention program. Just for fun, in 1977 and 1978, I taught Alaskan Eskimos and Athabascan Indians how to swim.
My wife, Rosemary Williamson (a Seattle native from Laurelhurst) and I have lived in Seattle since 1981 and in the View Ridge neighborhood since 1991. We have two daughters, Caitlin and Sara, one dog, three cats and two birds. Life is full! But not so full that we don't take time to hike, bike, swim, travel and otherwise take advantage of all that Seattle and the beautiful Pacific Northwest have to offer. I am proud to call Seattle home.