In February 2005 I started my career as a Realtor®, having no idea what was in store for me. I had graduated with a BA in Communications from George Mason University in 1993 and spent years in the newspaper and radio industries, so I was certainly stepping into an unknown world. The satisfaction I have found in my real estate career is beyond anything I could have imagined. Helping my buyers and sellers navigate the transactions that involve their largest finanical investment is rewarding each and every time.
Since beginning real estate in 2005, each year has been better than the last. Because the real estate market in 2005 was just teetering at the top before its rollercoaster dive that followed, I gained skills that many Realtors® have avoided. For instance, I delved head first into the world of Short Sales and began helping homeowners who were facing foreclosure. All of this, and the skills that I learned in my previous career in media marketing, have given me an edge when it comes to selling residential real estate.
Education is something in which I strongly believe. I served in the Prince William Association of Realtors ® (PWAR) Education Committee as Committee Co-Chair. It is here that I helped to further my own education, and the education of the Realtors® in the Prince William County community. In November 2007 I became a GRI (Graduate of the Realtor ® Institute) and have become a VREB (Virginia Real Estate Board) approved instructor for PWAR on the topic of Short Sales and Technology.
In October 2012, I added the distinction of being a Mentor to new agents affiliating with Long & Foster Gainesville and Manassas. My enthusiasm for the real estate industry is something that I love to share. Helping other agents to grow and reach the highest level of professionalism is a duty I take very seriously.
I pride myself on my professionalism, determination and commitment to customer service. Be aware, I also have a strong sense of humor and don't enter into any transaction without it. You never know when you'll need it. Buying or selling a home is a serious matter, but it doesn't have to be void of fun.
Climbing my way up through the roughest real estate market known in recent history to become a Top Producer has given me invaluable lessons. Those lessons have become the foundation of my business and will continue to serve my clients well into the future. Whether you are a first time buyer, selling your third home, or facing foreclosure, I am here to be your Trusted Adviser.