How I Work with Buyers:

My style is professional, but friendly and down-to-earth as I strive to exceed my clients' expectations. Maintaining an open line of communication is imperative and I constantly update my clients as to the status of their home purchase. Meeting deadlines, file organization, and cooperation with other agents, lenders, title officers, and inspectors are strengths that I bring to the transaction in order to make it as smooth and stress-free as possible. After making several moves across the country myself, I realize how important it is to spend time educating clients about what to expect about the Pacific NW lifestyle.

How I Work with Sellers:

I embrace technology to market my listings. Blogging, Tweeting, posting on Facebook, Craigslist, and You-Tube, setting up property-specific websites, and creating on-line flyers are part of my marketing plan. All listings are found on high-traffic websites including Trulia, Realtor.com, Zillow, Homes.com and several smaller sites as well. Professional photographs will be used and visual tours will be available.

Each week I update my clients with open house information, feedback from showings, and current market statistics which I track daily.

Since I moved here in 2002, I've worked with Windermere in Gig Harbor. Previously I worked in the District Attorney's office in Johnson County, KS. That position taught me the value of being level-headed, organized, timely, and people-oriented while working in high-pressure conditions.

My favorite free time activities include playing golf, skiing, hiking, boating and kayaking, gardening, reading, and making wine. Volunteering is important to me so I donate time greeting visitors at the Visitor Information Center/Gig Harbor Chamber of Commerce each Wednesday. In 2006 I was involved with Habitat for Humanity's Builders Blitz in Tacoma and have supported the program ever since. I have sponsored two children from South America each year since 1980, and I proudly support Courage 360 (formerly Washington Women's Education and Employment) , Juvenile Diabetes Research, the Harbor History Museum, World Wildlife Fund, the Humane Society, FISH Food Bank, and the Prison Pet Partnership Program.

Since earning my Eco-Broker designation several years ago, I have enjoyed helping friends, family and clients recognize the value of energy-efficiency, the use of sustainable products, and better indoor air quality in their homes.