I’m often asked how I got into real estate, so here’s my story.
The Home Owner
I bought my first house when I was in my mid 20’s after I got my first job with AT&T, right out of college.I had a big dog and was tired of trying to convince a landlord that she would not damage the house.
After 15 years with AT&T and completing 2 Masters degrees, I moved back to Arizona, and started
buying and fixing up older homes with good bones. My young son had significant special needs(culminating in an autism diagnosis) and the time flexibility of real estate worked for me. I specialized in searching for properties that were in good (appreciating) locations and priced with a margin for flipping.
The Real Estate Agent
Over time, it became clear that I needed to get my real estate license. Wanting more, I committed to
creating a full-fledged full-time business. As a new agent, I focused on learning the good habits of
creating a professional and client-focused business. I survived the terrible downturn by selling short
sales and foreclosures. As the market improved, I returned to selling homes in a normal market, while volunteering for the Scottsdale Area Association of Realtors, the local MLS (ARMLS), and as Treasurer of my HOA. I even helped found a non-profit to assist parents in navigating the public school system fortheir children with special needs.
After 14 years as a Realtor, selling hundreds of homes in all areas of the Valley of the Sun (also known as Metro Phoenix), I got a call from Jay Macklin at RE/MAX Platinum Living where I have found an brokerage that suits me and will serve you exceptionally. I am reinvigorated and focused on how I can serve you, my clients, and Realtors from around the country, providing professional and courteous service, with a smile. My clients continually tell me I’m a great listener, so call me… I am here, to help you buy or sell your home.