I grew up in a real estate family, and have been involved in the business of real estate in one capacity or another for the past 25 years; from real estate assistant, real estate webmaster, to owner of my own real estate and property management company. My mother has been in the industry for over 40 years, and my father wrote real estate software. I've lived all over the United States, working with the family software business. I was often asked if I was in the Army. "No, the Circus" I would reply.
I've been a nerd since I was 10 with a fascination for online communication for the last 25 years. I met my husband online! We lived in his home country of the Netherlands from 1999 to 2001 (Ja, natuurlijk spreek ik Nederlands!) . Our son was born there just like his dad, and our daughter was born here in the US, just like her mom.
I relocated to the Portland area and understand the questions you must have. I'm so happy to have this opportunity to share with you my experience.
Please feel free to contact me by e-mail or phone any time with your concerns and questions. I know about schools, traffic, crime--or lack of it, recreation and more. Please use me as your sounding board and resource person.
We have a combined 50 years of real estate experience. We bring that experience to every negotiation, transaction, and personal relationship. We use the latest demographic information and Internet marketing to serve you.
I achieved the professional designation of Certified Residential Specialist and belong to the Council of Real Estate Brokerage. I am an experienced broker and a nationally known trainer and negotiator.
During my real estate career I've been an agent, manager, broker, trainer, and software developer. I was also the first woman to own a brokerage firm in Logan, Utah.
I've taught Personal and Professional Power and Excellence Through High Performance for the Women's Council of Realtors all over the country. I taught Graduate Realtor Institute classes for the state of Nebraska and I've spoken for a number of years at the National Association of Realtors national meetings about how to use software to be successful in business.
I was the founding president of the Women's Council Chapters in Logan, Sedona (Arizona), and Las Cruces (New Mexico). I've served on several national committees and chaired two.
I've had broker's licenses in Arizona, Idaho, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, and Washington.