I am a third generation realtor; I think real estate is in my DNA. From looking through listing books in my grandparent’s office to evaluating properties with my top producing mother, I have been exposed to this industry since I was a child.
I was born in Southern California, moved to New York and Colorado, my family settling in San Marino, CA for my High School years. I earned a degree in Business Economics from UCSB and hold a CPA certificate. I worked at Price Waterhouse in Public Accounting, always keeping an eye on the Pasadena Area real estate market, buying, fixing and selling many times. After leaving public accounting and starting a family with my husband Michael, I opened “Motif” and ran this successful home accessories store in Pasadena for 10 years
In 2008, with the economy in shambles, I committed to a full time career in residential real estate. With my mother as my mentor, I was fortunate to work beside her and her clients. It was a tough market environment but a great time to learn. With my previous careers under my belt, I felt well equipped to tackle the nuances of what it takes to be successful. In this business every transaction is different and you are challenged constantly in ways you never could have imagined. It can be exciting, it can be rough but it is rarely rote and boring.
My diverse skill set gives me a keen eye in preparing a home for sale and to see the potential in a home that needs some TLC. I have successfully represented both sellers and buyers with my willingness to understand their needs and strategize. Having always been in the service industry I place my client’s satisfaction as my main goal and realize that it is my privilege to become their trusted advisor.
When not working, I am involved with Cancer Support Pasadena and causes which aid vulnerable people with basic needs. I love to travel to far away places and can often be found at Lake Arrowhead with my family and friends, water skiing, hiking, paddle boarding or walking with my German Shepherd, Abbey.