A little about me
Real estate is good fun, most people like dreaming about homes, interiors and lifestyles… but the actual purchase and sale of real estate usually comes with other life changes and it can be full of emotions and questions. This is where I come in!
Owning my own real estate business since 2003 has been an interesting ride. I have had the opportunity to experience a major boom in real estate sales, or 'the bubble' as it has been dubbed, to the 'bust' and beyond! No matter what the state of the economy, ask me about real estate price trends or winning strategies and we can talk for hours. Ask me about Seattle’s neighborhoods and I will take you on a tour. The years I have spent in this business matter, as does my dedication to those I am lucky enough to call my clients.
I have been lovingly building my network of happy real estate clients through the following:
Honesty and Keeping it RealThis goes beyond just 'telling the truth.' I am here to protect your financial interests and to guide you with my experience to making the best possible decisions in your home sale or purchase. My business depends on future referrals, so I have every incentive to make your experience a good one.
A Strong AdvocateI am a very strong advocate for my clients and enjoy finding solutions for your real estate needs. I believe in active listening, building connections, nurturing relationships and continued learning. Client privacy is respected and personal and financial information is always treated with discretion.
Want to know more?I was born in Helsinki, Finland and my family moved to the Bay Area in California when I was nine years old. After high-school, I moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to attend Marquette University where I obtained three degrees: International Relations, Economics and Political Science. On a visit with a friend, I fell in love with Seattle, stayed and have been here for the past 11 years. I have lived in Ravenna, Eastlake, Capitol Hill and now call Ballard my home.
Prior to real estate I worked in various sales and marketing positions, from managing folks who install those red machines that spit out coupons in grocery stores to coming up with schematics to place POS (point-of-sale advertising) in stores to draw attention to 'important' items. During the time I was working for an office systems company, making a grand effort to sell networking systems and a copier to a RE/MAX office, the RE/MAX office actually succeeded in selling me on becoming a REALTOR.
When I am not with my clients you can find me at Bikram Yoga, at the Farmers Market, cooking, gardening in my street-side veggie box, listening to music with friends, reading without moving for hours, drinking my pantry-full of tea, and most of all hanging out with my family... my other-half, Cory and our wonder twins, Nico and Luna!
I would love to meet you and answer your questions. Please contact me anytime and we can set up a casual meeting over coffee, tea, or a nice craft beer or glass of wine, perhaps?
Areas of Specialty:
- Building wealth through real estate
- First time buyer education
- Preparing a home for sale
- Sustainable building and communities
- Licensed broker since 2003
- Managing Brokers License
- Real Estate Investment Advisor Certification
- SRES – Senior Real Estate Specialist
- VAMRES – Veteran and Military Real Estate Specialist