I started my career in the corporate world and then transitioned successfully to real estate sales, where I have built a strong, consistent business over 24 years through a variety of business cycles and market conditions.
Real-estate sales is essentially project management on steroids. At any given point, I am managing 12-20 projects – each with different objectives, different personalities, and different stakeholders – but each with a client who wants his or her project to be my first priority.
My success is based on how well I guide clients through the sales process and how well I close – and I do that well. I am successful because I do a great job of setting expectations with my clients – setting the right asking price, helping them understand market forces, and showing them the benefits of being flexible in how they market their homes – and because I leverage my extensive network to find the right buyer or seller. Buyers and sellers consistently talk about my responsiveness, knowledge, compassion, integrity, and ability to achieve (and drive) deadlines when they fill out the surveys after the sale has closed.
Success in real estate is truly a team effort, requiring great communications with other Realtors and strong coordination with inspectors, contractors, appraisers, mortgage lenders, and attorneys to ensure a hassle-free, smooth closing for all parties.
Please Connect Me If You’re Interested In: -- Selling or buying a home. We provide a comprehensive marketing analysis and program.
-- Understanding more about the Delaware, Pennsylvania and Maryland real-estate markets as Brandywine Valley Group has 52+ combined years of longevity, integrity and experience.
-- Relocating to this market and you don’t know where to start. I work with such large relocation groups such as Sirva, Graebel, Weichert Relocation, Brookfield Relocation, Cartus and others. We also have comprehensive experience with area employers, including Staples, Christiana Hospital, JP Morgan Chase, Bank of America, GSK, QVC and various others.
-- Sharing best practices in both real-estate sales or project management
Specialties and Designations
Investment Property, New Construction, Vacation Properties, Works With First Time Home Buyers, Specializes in Relocations, Horse Farms, Country Homes, Short Sales, Senior Living, Resale Residential, Historic Homes, Suburban Living, Urban Living, Serving The Military, Single Family Homes and Townhomes, Associate Broker, Luxury
Enter this Truly Exquisite Manor home, custom built by Resicor Construction, featuring 4-5 bedrooms, 4.2 baths, through the sweeping circular paver driveway. Formal gardens & stone walls are found throughout the property. You will be welcomed through the mahogany double doors into the gracious two-story foyer, where you will be just wowed by the level of quality and detail found throughout this home. The gracious formal dining room will be on your left & the grand great room is the center of the home. The SOARING ceilings, two-story gas fireplace, flanked by a wall of glass doors, bar area with an under counter refrigerator & dishwasher, truly makes the great room the heart of this home. Warm mahogany wood floors are found though most of the first floor along with extensive millwork & recessed lighting. The gourmet kitchen fully opens to the great room. The custom cabinetry is mixed with warm cherry & distressed black cabinets, topped with gleaming granite. Any cook will appreciate this kitchen as it has an induction cooktop with a pot filler, 30â wall oven, built-in microwave and warming drawer, two Fisher & Paykel drawer styled dishwashers, built-in refrigerator & plenty of counter area. The large island provides seating for four. Just off of the kitchen is a large screened room with a stunning stone gas fireplace, vaulted ceilings & truly has panoramic views of the outdoor living areas, pool and gardens. Just off of the kitchen is a butlerâs pantry, complete with another under counter refrigerator and wine cooler, making this the perfect area to be used as a coffee bar or during entertaining. Off of the family room & screened porch is the stoned top veranda, complete with an awning and views of the private oasis. As the master bedroom is located on the first floor, this makes for easy living. The master bedroom offers a sitting area, a cozy gas fireplace, tray ceiling with recessed lighting & a double door that leads to the Veranda. Check out the master closet room, complete with custom built-in, shelving, drawers & plenty of room to hang clothing as well. Relax in the air-jetted soaking tub! This ownerâs bathroom is so spa-like, from the natural stone flooring, river stoned walk-in shower to the two separate vanities with above counter glass sinks. Finishing off the main floor is a half bath, first floor laundry room & a rear entry hall with a door to the oversized three car bay garage Ascent to the second floor using the gracious turned staircase to the bridge overlooking the great room and foyer. On one side you will find two large bedrooms, complete with ceiling fans & recessed lighting & a full bath. Walk across the bridge to the other side and you will find a wonderful gathering room with a half bath, spacious bedroom with an ensuite full bath plus two rooms currently used for exercise and pilates. Descend to the lower area of the home where you will find wonderful space to be used as a second gathering area. Itâs complete with a kitchenette, massage room, half bath plus a separate shower room and second laundry room, making it perfect use for when itâs pool season! Walk out into the lanai room, which is flanked by curved stone archways and an outdoor kitchenette/bar area, all leading to the pool. The gorgeous travertine patios and pool decking just adds to the uniqueness of this home. The pool features a sundeck and an auto cover, making it safe when not in use plus keeps the water warm as well. For those chilly evenings, gather around the firepit area that is tucked away on the side. Be sure to soak in all of the beauty of the property, including the over 75 hydrangeas and natural landscaping/ hardscaping. The entire backyard is fenced, so wildlife can be enjoyed from afar. Centrally located to major routes, such as 76, 422, 202 and 30. Just minutes away from the Valley Forge National Historic Park & KOP & within walking distance to Valley Forge Mountain Racquet Club and Valley Forge Mountain Sun Bowl.