My Pledge to You
As my client, you’ll receive the quality service you expect and deserve from a professional. Real Estate is a service business; it’s not a “sales job.” I’ll treat you with respect and care, not like you’re transaction #37. Whether this is your first home or your tenth, I recognize, and appreciate, that this investment represents the most significant lifestyle, and resource, decision you’re likely to make in the foreseeable future. My job is to provide you with sound professional advice and the tools you’ll need to make these decisions in comfort and confidence. I’m selling you peace of mind… not just pieces of property.
Real Estate Credentials:
Licensed REALTOR® (Virginia Real Estate Board, 1995); received the second highest exam score in my licensing class; Member, National Association of Realtors (NAR); Member, Virginia Association of Realtors (VAR); Member, Northern Virginia Association of Realtors (NVAR); Graduate, Floyd Wickman Courses™ (Advanced Real Estate Marketing Systems); Graduate, CENTURY 21 Plus Program (Business Management and development, Buyer Representation, Contracts, Property Marketing Systems, Property Appraisal & Evaluation); Graduate, CENTURY 21 VIP® Relocation Program (Corporate, Military and General Relocation Resources, Policies & Procedures); NVAR Continuing Education (Real Estate Law, Fair Housing, Ethics, Finance, Marketing, Agency); Multi-Million Dollar Producer
Business & Other Related Professional Credentials
Technical Writer, U.S. Defense Contracts [Secret Security Clearances: Department of Defense (DOD), U.S. Information Agency (USIA)]; Corporate Paralegal (Probate, Estate & Trust Law, Labor Management Law, International Law, Environmental Law, Anti-trust Law).
Graduate-level Course Study (Russian History), Georgetown University; B.A., Government & Politics, George Mason University; Graduate, St. Mary’s Academy, Alexandria.
Personal & Volunteer
PERSONAL: Virginia resident for over 30 years, born in Washington, D.C. and raised in Alexandria, Virginia. I dearly value family and friends, especially my nephews Ian, Jack & Scot, who are a joy in my life. All my cousins (mostly girls) are more like sisters and close friends than merely relatives. Some of my best friendships today are those I formed in childhood and high school. I’ve traveled extensively throughout the United States, Canada & Western Europe; and enjoy skiing, swimming, hiking, gardening, dancing, interior design, ceramic painting, reading, writing… and making lifelong friends. VOLUNTEER: Christmas in April; Children’s Miracle Network; Fast Track Program to help elementary school children improve their reading and writing skills; Meals-On-Wheels; Koninia, Christ House
I love the Washington Metropolitan area – it’s the seat of our nation’s government; the home of many fascinating historical sites and museums, excellent universities, fine dining, ample shopping… and located within a few hours of three beaches, several mountain ski resorts, Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, the charming towns of Annapolis and Williamsburg … and a shuttle away from Manhattan, N.Y.