Pledge to Clients: My specialty is investors and investment properties. I've done investing for most of my life and have a wealth of information for anyone wanting to get started in real estate investing, or house flipping. I hold the Certified Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS) and Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) designations and specialize in helping clients buy or sell short sale properties or investment properties. Give me a call and I'll help you get started!
I offer real estate consulting and sales in the Thurston and Pierce County areas, specializing in First Time Homebuyers. I am an instructor for the Washington State Housing Finance Commission, teaching classes for Home Advantage and other downpayment assistance programs. Contact me for my current class dates and locations!
Professional Experience: Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE)
Certified Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS)
WSHFC First Time Homebuyer Instructor
Education: Certified Court Reporter
Outside Interests: Bowling, travel, home repair and renovation, gardening, cooking, cheesemaking
Personal Information: After 35+ years of investing, remodeling and renovating homes, I now sell real estate. I love real estate and everything it entails and have for as long as I can remember. After buying and selling many homes, I have a good idea what buyers and sellers want and need from a real estate broker in order to buy or sell a home with the least amount of stress and problems.
In addition to representing buyers and sellers, I enjoy assisting investors in locating, determining the value, negotiating the sale, purchasing, advising and providing references for the work the home requires, determining the sale price and listing and selling the home. I have earned the Certified Distressed Property Expert (CDPE) and Certified Investor Agent Specialist (CIAS) designations, There are currently about 1.5 million real estate agents in the United States. Of those, only about 45,000 have the CDPE desingation. Through comprehensive training and experience, CDPEs have the tools to help homeowners find the best solutions for their unique situations and to avoid foreclosure through the efficient execution of a short sale. Currently there are only about 37,000 agents in the U.S. with CIAS designation. A Certified Investor Agent Specialist™ (CIAS) finds, creates, and closes with residential real estate investors with the knowledge and tools earned through comprehensive education and experience. CIAS-designated agents can streamline the process of real estate investment to increase returns for investor clients.
Additionally, I am certified to teach the Washington State Housing Finance Center classes for First Time Homebuyers that enables clients to participate in the Down Payment Assistance Programs available for 0 down loan opportunities.
Position: Real Estate Broker