My experience in real estate stretches back to my days as a child running around barefoot through construction zones. Growing up in the Willamette Valley, I spent summers pounding nails with my family to bring our turn of the century Cascade Foothills farmhouse to life. From crawl spaces to crown molding, I experienced first-hand how to appreciate and enhance tired, old construction. By my teens, I was learning the ropes of my family's rental properties, honing my skills as Dad's right hand woman on major renovations. I gained the valuable ability to identify the types of improvements that yield the best return on investment and an eye for differentiating the DIY projects from assignments best fit for a contractor. Fast forward a dozen years later, my home-grown crash course in home improvement, and property management has formed the foundation I use every day in showings and negotiating on behalf of my clients.
My approach to the industry brings in equal parts experience, diligence, and personality. With a background in the service industry and in complex litigation, I bring an engaging, fun, but educational experience for my clients while offering aggressive advocacy and keen negotiation skills. I love the transaction process and feel that every client deserves a tailored approach to their purchase or sale. Buying and selling a home is a deeply personal experience and I do what I do because of my love for people - so much so that I will probably remember your birthday for the rest of my life!
In addition to being a licensed Realtor in Oregon, I am a HOW NW Certified Specialist, doing my part to help make homeownership possible for Oregonians.
When I'm not touring homes with clients, you can find me and my husband, Colin (an architectural designer!) hammering away on our own midcentury South Tabor home, running relays and Pacific Northwest trails or traveling the world. I also remain active on a local level, serving the Portland Rescue Mission, Sunday Parkways and volunteering throughout the Portland area.
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