Originally from Iowa, I lived in Arizona for 28 years before relocating to the Conejo Valley of Ventura County, in 2012. I have been in the real estate / mortgage industry since 2000, and have an extensive range of experience, from new home sales to investment properties, residential resale listings and purchases, as well short sales and foreclosure prevention. I have successfully guided clients through every type of market condition, utilizing impactful marketing strategies, and my average listing-to-contract time remains strong over the course of my career, at 21 days. For my buying clients, I have an excellent track record of negotiating beneficial contracts and winning bids. I am well versed in the lending process, with in depth knowledge of conventional, FHA and VA loan products. I also have a background in home remodeling and staging, enabling me to effectively assist my sellers in preparing their home for greatest positive impact, and in helping my buyers to optimize the potential in the home of their choice.
I pride myself on being ethical and professional in all dealings, and I feel that my most important responsibility is protecting my clients. I also understand that returning communications in a timely manner and keeping all parties abreast of the status of any transaction is paramount to my clients' peace of mind. I work hard to earn the respect, trust and referrals of each person that I represent.
I hold a Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Sciences from Arizona State University, with extensive coursework in business, relational communications, sales and marketing. Knowing how to reach my target buying market, attract their interest, and correctly handle negotiations to reduce liability for my clients, results in an efficient transaction in which all parties are pleased with the outcome. The relational communications portion of my education prepared me for interaction with varying personality types. Each person acts, and reacts, from a specific experience and background that has shaped his/her attitude. Understanding this simple fact enables me to work professionally and cohesively with my clients, as well as with the other real estate agents and service providers involved in my transactions.
On the personal side, I am married with one son and one daughter. I am a co-organizer and host of 'Shut Up & Write LA,' as well as a dog lover and ASPCA sponsor. As a breast cancer survivor, I also participate in fundraising efforts for cancer research. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, trips to the beach, writing, reading, music, movies, watching hockey and football with my husband, and taking our dogs for walks to Starbucks. My husband is a cabinet/woodworking contractor, handling both new builds and custom remodeling projects. Our son currently plays minor league professional hockey for the Arizona Outlaws (MWHL). Our daughter is a hardworking cheerleader, both at her high school and on a competitive team here in SoCal, and divides her free time between social media, video production, and devising ways to help homeless animals.
It would be my honor to get to know YOUR family, and to assist and guide you through your next real estate endeavor. I can effectively guide you through all of your real estate transactions, ensuring that your needs are met, and your interests are protected, throughout every step of the process. It is important to have honest, ethical, and thorough representation in every real estate transaction. I look forward to being your voice!