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I was born and raised right here in Portland. I have seen tremendous growth and change throughout my years here, but what is always constant is that I LOVE this very diverse city. Where else can you live and drive 1 1/2 hours just to the east to get to Olympic quality mountain and river/extreme sports venues then drive home, change clothes and drive 1 1/2 hours west to some of natures most spectacular coast line along the Pacific Ocean. True high desert awaits you in Central Oregon about 3 hours away as well, and don't miss the incomparable Columbia River Gorge with its stunning views that took centuries to perfect. Then just for fun don't forget the incredible vistas and views while hiking, mountain climbing, camping, fishing, rafting, surfing, sailing, wind surfing, biking, or just plain sitting out in your favorite spot just inhaling life.
I am a full time real estate professional. I am a client oriented agent, putting my clients desires, needs and wishes first. I serve each client with integrity, loyalty and a commitment to do absolutely the best I can for them. I approach real estate from a service philosophy and a large part of my service is geared toward education. Education comes in various forms, but I educate my clients about the process of real estate and for each person that process can be quite different. Every client has a different level of knowledge about real estate, so that my time with each client is shaped to fit that client's particular needs. I work with everyone from first time home buyer's to people who are selling their large family home and moving to something smaller and more manageable as we all get older and priorities change. But always first is the clients time frame for the buying/selling process that we embark on together.
The process of buying and selling real estate can become a very complex and confusing maze for many people. I take a very pro-active approach to constantly learn the latest information which concerns the real estate process. Since I started in real estate, I have earned my credentials in the following: Real Estate Broker, GRI (Graduate Realtor's Institute), SRES(Senior's Real Estate Specialist), CHS(Certified New Home Specialist), Relocation Specialist, Certified Residential Specialist(CRS), and CNE(Certified Negotiation Expert). Besides going to school to obtain these professional standards, I take classes on all the various environmental, legal, and ever changing forms that are a trademark of my profession.
Although I help people in all stages of home buying and selling, a special interest of mine is working with people who are retiring and perhaps downsizing. I have extra knowledge about those communities, along with single level home or homes that have master bedrooms on the main level. As we gracefully age, we sometimes want homes with fewer or no stairs, and I make a point of staying abreast of those properties. Since retiree's are interested in properties in the Vancouver, Washington area north of Portland, I have a wonderful working relationship with Realtors across the Columbia River in Vancouver.