Investment Property, Works With First Time Home Buyers, Specializes in Relocations, Rentals, Resale Residential, Condominiums, Serving The Military, Single Family Homes and Townhomes
I have been interested in real estate since I was a kid with a paper route and got to see other peoples’ homes every day as I walked the neighborhood. I’ve always been interested in where and how people live. I grew up in Maryland, took a short sojourn up north for college and my early career in software. I returned to the DMV where I’ve been a NoVA resident for almost 30 years. I’ve raised a family here and became involved in various related school PTAs, scouting, summer swim, and my church as I work to survive the "teenage years" with my husband, two kids and various cats and dogs. I serve on the board of a local non-profit, Amy’s Army – Cancer Relief, which helps families affected by cancer.
I bought my first condo in Arlington when I was single in my 20s and kept it as a rental. My husband and I bought a single family home in Vienna more than 20 years ago. While my kids were young, I was able to turn the one rental into a business of three investment properties with long term tenants, and a short term rental vacation home.
Along the way I became a Realtor when I had to to stop shopping for myself but could not stay away from the market. I get great satisfaction helping first time home buyers and sellers through the stressful process of making their transition to a new home, knowing they had everything they needed to make the right decisions along the way.
I love educating first time investors about the current market so that they can determine the best value for their investment dollars whether it is a buy-and-hold property to rent, or a fixer-upper to flip.
I enjoy helping people in all stages of life making that next move whether it is upgrading as the family gets bigger, or downsizing as the nest gets smaller. Every client has a unique set of wants and needs, knowledge and strengths, and timeline for getting through the process of buying or selling real estate. One of my strengths is in balancing that emotional side of "home" with the cold hard side of financial value.
A real estate transaction is always complicated and there are many parties involved from the loan officer that can write an initial prequalification letter, to the title clerk that files that last piece of paperwork. I can help you navigate that process, refer the right experts, when you need them, and make sure you have all the information you need to make informed decisions along the way.
Let me help you make your next move!