Experience and Expertise:
With a lifelong passion for real estate, I am a dedicated Realtor with several years of formal experience. While my interest in real estate has been a constant throughout my life, I've recently had the freedom to pursue it as a career. Specializing in finding creative solutions for first-time homebuyers, I bring a unique blend of enthusiasm and expertise to the industry, and as a real numbers person, I excel in providing sellers with strategic information to position their homes effectively in our constantly evolving market.
My philosophy centers around treating each client's home transaction with the same care and concern as if it were my own. Recognizing the stress involved in buying or selling a home, I strive to alleviate that stress by leveraging my experience to offer personalized support.
Based in the Bothell/Woodinville area where I reside, my focus extends far beyond as I analyze data to stay up-to-date on trends in various regions, especially since first-time buyers tend to need to venture further out. I create Property Reviews for clients, family, and friends, ensuring I remain well-informed about market shifts.
Approaching negotiations with fairness and realism, I have been able to negotiate allowing inspection contingencies and closing cost credits even in our competitive market.
With a background in programming and technical support spanning 35 years, I leverage technology extensively for research, transaction management, and to streamline processes throughout.
I am a member of the LGBTQ+ Real Estate Alliance fighting for fair housing across the country. I actively participate in Pride festivals, , connecting with marginalized communities and countering bias within the industry. Additionally, I love sharing my passions for crafting, hosting classes and free workshops. I also sponsor a local Crochet Guild, and Girl Scout troops to foster community connections. I love that my crafting give me even more opportunities to connect with my clients both before and after transactions.
Driven by a passion for service, I am certified to teach "Down Payment Assistance" classes which I benefited from when we purchased our first house. I also follow several organizations that focus on creating more opportunities for affordable housing, including land trusts and innovative housing solutions. I also love doing my own DIY home projects, which gives me a unique perspective when looking for creative housing solutions.
Looking ahead, I aspire to establish a land trust or similar program, enabling individuals to purchase more affordable homes, whether manufactured, stick-built, or even tiny homes. Specializing more in land use and zoning, my aim is to provide opportunities for a broader range of individuals in the housing market.
Please reach out if you have any questions.