My goal is to guide every home buyer and seller that I work with through the often complicated maze of real estate in a way that makes them feel they couldn’t be in better hands.
If you’re a home buyer, I offer my honest opinion so that you choose a home that you will love to live in and that will also be a great investment in terms of resale value, and I do my utmost to get you the one you want at the best possible price. When you’re selling a home, my years of experience staging homes for sale, my market research, and the professional photography that I include as part of my services for every listing help you sell your home at top value in the shortest amount of time.Above all, my goal is to provide my clients with the highest level of service while being completely straightforward with them in every way.
If you’re a buyer who likes a home that I feel is a poor investment (or who is passing up on a home that I think is a great deal), I will let you know, and explain why. If you’re a seller who wants to price a home at a point that I think is too high or too low, I will tell you, and provide data to back up my opinion. I’ve been in real estate since 1999, and have proven many times that I would rather pass up on a commission check than “sell” my client on something that is not in their best interests. I wouldn’t do business any other way.
I represent home buyers and sellers throughout Seattle, the Eastside, and areas farther north and south.
This encompasses all of Seattle, including West Seattle, Rainier Valley, Central District, Capitol Hill, Wallingford, Fremont, Ballard, Green Lake, Wedgwood, Cedar Park, Shoreline, Mountlake Terrace, Lake Forest Park, Kenmore, Lynnwood, and as far north as Everett, Marysville, and Granite Falls. On the Eastside I represent clients in Kirkland, Redmond, Woodinville, Bothell, Bellevue, Renton, Issaquah, North Bend, Snoqualmie, Monroe, Duvall, Snohomish, Mill Creek, and even Gold Bar and Index.
Why such a wide geographic range?
I was trained to think that an agent needed to specialize in order to do a good job for the client. What I learned was that even micro-markets change so quickly that they need to be reevaluated every few weeks, and I saw so many “neighborhood experts” make pricing mistakes in their own back yard that I thought, “I can do better.” This has proven to be the case, and when I work with a client in a non-core area, I only do so if I can promise them the same promptness and level of service that I could if they were based in Kirkland or Montlake.