Thank you for taking the time to get to know me. I am a full-time resident of Traverse City, and I love living here. I consider Northern Michigan one of the most beautiful places in the United States. It has so much to offer with four seasons and tons of activities. I enjoy skiing, boating, riding in the woods on our quad, exercising, reading, and spending quality time with my amazing family.
I obtained my real estate license in 1999 and have a salesperson's license in Florida and a broker's license in Michigan. I understand the importance of keeping up with the industry's changes. That is why I continue to educate myself beyond the required training from the state or national level. Over the years, I have earned several professional designations and certifications.
As a Certified Residential Specialist (CRS), I am one of only 3% of the active CRS REALTOR® in the country. Along with other national designations and certifications. Including GRI (Graduate of the Real Estate Institute), ABR(Accredited Buyer Representative), E-PRO (Advanced Digital Marketing), SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist), RSPS (Resort & Second-Home Property Specialist), ALHS (Luxury Home Specialist), CSP (Certified Staging Professional), RENE (Real Estate Negotiation Expert), CNHE (Certified New Home Specialist) and RCC (Residential Construction Certified)
My professional memberships include our local chamber (Traverse Connect), Aspire North (local REALTOR® Association), NAR (National Association of REALTORS®), MAR (Michigan Association of REALTORS®), and The Women Leaders Association. Plus, I am a Guild member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and an ongoing member of Who's Who in Luxury Real Estate.
I believe in excellence, integrity, and transparency; I do not view myself as a salesperson but rather as a resource with the facts, connections, and skill set to help you make the best decisions for yourself and your family. I can assure you I will be honest (even if the truth is not what you want to hear) and will work diligently on your behalf because I believe in putting in as much effort as needed for your desired results. Therefore, I study the market daily to find any factors or aspects that could be leveraged and prove beneficial in getting you the best outcome.
I am proud to be part of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services Michigan. As an associate broker, I consistently rank in the top 1% nationwide. I am the leader of The Michigan Lifestyle Homes Group. And the managing broker of the Traverse City office. In addition, I am the author of Essential Home Selling Strategies, what every homeowner needs to know. And the publisher of "The Faces of Grand Traverse County."
The most important part of my business is you. I love what I do and how I can help. My most rewarding moments are when we have achieved our real estate goals. And most of my clients become friends, which is a bonus for me!