A Seattle Residential Real Estate Broker with Credentials and Experience You Can Have Confidence in When Buying or Selling Your Home. As a residential real estate professional in the Greater Seattle area since 2001, I have been delivering successful outcomes to home buyers and sellers through both the best and worst of times in the industry. I believe what has helped my succeed during even the most difficult periods of real estate are my marketing, negotiation, creative problem-solving skills. My dedication to my profession and industry are demonstrated in a lengthy list of industry accomplishments and acknowledgements including most recently being honored as "REALTOR® of The Year" by both my local association, Seattle King County REALTORS and by Washington REALTORS.
Through the years, I have developed a reputation as a fair and aggressive advocate for my clients. My knowledge of the industry, its rules, regulations and contracts is exemplified in my roles for both Seattle King County REALTORS and Washington REALTORS as Ombudsman, Mediator and Facilitator. In my capacity as Designated Broker and Owner of our franchise firm, I review all contracts. Simply put, "the buck stops here". Who would you rather have in your corner than an expert in our field and representative for your best interests?
The real estate market is hyper-local, seasonal and temperamental—in other words, it can change on a dime. Technology has made information more accessible to everyone, but it can be difficult to keep up with recent events that affect home values. The benefits of working with a licensed real estate professional go far beyond what a mobile app, online video, or website can do.
Though the course of my career, I have focused diligently and expertly guiding my clients to success by using the most current tools, technology and practices to ensure the best results. In my various capacities serving across the local, state and national REALTOR association levels, I've gained access to the industry's best data and information. A REALTOR is not simply someone licensed to sell real estate. As an industry leader not only in sales and advocacy for our profession, but also as an owner and operator of one of Seattle's most recognizable brand name firms, my background and skill set are ideally suited to help clients achieve their desired goals and dreams.
Successful negotiations help move a conversation forward and transform the process into an agreement that’s a win for all parties. Negotiation is not only a skill, but a mindset. I keep my clients’ best interests top of mind as I negotiate on their behalf.
I am dedicated to transactional excellence for every listing and sale. What this means for you is that I oversee every detail of the real estate transaction. The transaction is far from over once an offer has been accepted. I monitor inspections, appraisals, title, escrow and loan processes. Communication and collaboration with all the partners and parties involved with the transaction ensure a smooth and timely closing. I am committed to my clients before, during and after a sale.
Transactional excellence comes from expertise and the most finely honed skills. Following are some of the many accomplishments I have achieved in pursuit of client service and professional excellence:
Present - Licensed Instructor & Faculty Member Washington REALTORS
2016 (Awarded in 2017) "REALTOR of The Year" Award, Washington REALTORS
2016 "REALTOR of The Year" Award, Seattle King County REALTORS
2017 Inman News INMAN INNOVATOR AWARDS, Nominee, "Most Innovative Agent"
President's Elite Award for Client Excellence, John L Scott Real Estate
2013 "REALTOR Achievement" Award, Seattle King County REALTORS
Nominated for 2012 "REALTOR of The Year" by the Washington Association of Mortgage Professionals & 2014 nominee, "Outstanding Real Estate Professional"
Regular Recipient of Seattle Magazine's "Five Star Professional" Award
2016 National Association of REALTORS (NAR) Leadership Academy, as one of eighteen cohort class members selected from a membership body of greater than 1.3 million members
2016-2017 NAR Certified international Property Specialist (CIPS) Advisory Board
2016-2017 NAR Director, Board of Directors
2015 NAR member, Global Business & Alliances Committee
2015 President, Seattle King County REALTORS (6,000+ members)
2016 to Present, Chair, Global Real Estate Council, Seattle King County REALTORS
2017, Vice President, Membership Committee, Washington REALTORS & Executive Committee Member (18,000+ members)
2015, Chair, Professional Standards Committee, Washington REALTORS
Ombudsman, Mediator & Facilitator, Washington REALTORS
2012-2013 Chair, Presidential Advisory Group on Non-Dues Revenue, and Chair, Regional Round Table for Central Puget Sound, Washington REALTORS
You might also recognize me from past and regular appearances on Public Television's KCTS Channel 9 as a community spokesperson during pledge drives.