Specializing in Lakeshore Properties
Country Homes, Hunting Land & Vacant Land
I have been selling real estate since 1998, and have practiced Interior Design for 35+ years. During that time I spent 11 years as Lead Designer for HOMETIME, the PBS/HGTV show, where I developed a strong background in new construction and remodeling, and began Buying & Selling Real Estate on speculation. We had done so many remodel & new construction projects that I eventually built the courage and confidence to try a few projects on my own. That, of course, eventually led me to pursue a career in Real Estate and was licensed in 2003 !
Thru my years of experience I have developed the ability to understand, visualize and identify what a Buyer is searching for. One of my strength’s is that of problem solver. As a Realtor, people come to me because of a change they wish to make in their lives, either because they have chosen to make that change, or because of circumstances beyond their control. That can be a very stressful time; my goal is to help my clients find the way to move forward with a transition that is as seamless as possible. Whether Buying or Selling, my background brings the vision & expertise that is crucial to guiding you in making the right decisions.
For Buyers, I am able to help you in your journey to a new lifestyle, and to help you identify the full potential of a property. I know that understanding a clients needs are of the utmost importance, and that sharing knowledge provides my clients with pertinent information that enable’s them to move more quickly toward their goals. For Seller’s, I share my Interior Design expertise by offering complimentary Professional Staging Services, and professional quality photographs of your property. I counsel my Sellers in preparing their homes for today’s market, which includes a critique of all interior and exterior spaces. I know that when we’re ready to list your property, you have but one chance to make a first impression, and I make certain your property shows to its best advantage the moment it hits the market !
I have developed clientele in the Metro area as well as in the Greater Lakes area of Aitkin/Brainerd to service a client base who splits their time between both areas. I have shared my expertise in Real Estate by co-hosting a Radio Talk Show dedicated to Real Estate; written bi-monthly articles for local newspaper’s and publications addressing the many issues of Real Estate, and am a Free-lance Writer for Lake & Home Magazine, a regional Lifestyle publication. I have earned the National Board of Realtors SRES Designation, and created & hosted “Lifestyle Transitions”, a Seminar Series that explored the Financial & Legal issues of a maturing population. I enjoy every moment I spend in Real Estate, no matter what it is I’m doing, and know my love of homes, my dedication to my clients, and my goal to make every transaction a wonderful experience for everyone involved, will make the journey a memorable one for all of us !
SRES Council, National Association of Realtors
Luxury Home Marketing Specialist
Member, National Association of Realtors
Member, Greater Lakes Association of Realtors
Member, Minnesota Association of Realtors
Member, St. Paul Association of Realtors
Allied Member, American Society of Interior Design
Recipient, American Wood Council
“Design for Better Living” Award