About Me

My Professional Background and "Client-First" Philosophy

I began my professional career as Program Director for Europe and the Former Soviet Union in the International Services Department at the American Red Cross National Headquarters, Washington, D.C.  I earned a BA in History from Loyola University, New Orleans, LA and an MA in International Relations from George Mason University, Fairfax, VA. 

 

A REALTORŪ since 2001, I have been a consistent Top Producer, enjoying repeat business and family referrals from nearly 75 percent of my clients. Well-versed in both residential and commercial properties, I also specialize in first-time buyers and investment properties. As a result of my international background and education, I feel I possess a heightened sensitivity to cultural preferences and sensitivities.

 

There are many qualities and skills that go into being an excellent real estate professional - integrity, in-depth community and market knowledge, marketing savvy, effective negotiation skills and a high-quality professional network, all of which are qualities which I possess and utilize to serve my clients.  My professional philosophy focuses on demonstrating client care through active listening, education and initiative.  Honesty, Integrity and Expertise are the hallmarks of my real estate practice.

 

I have also found that providing the very best service is essentially about putting my clients first. This means keeping myself accessible, being a good listener as well as a good communicator, and responding quickly to your needs.

 

This "client first" philosophy has always been my approach and it requires me to continually improve my skills and business practices. In addition, I've found that advances in technology is assisting me to complete the tasks I have always done, only much more quickly and efficiently.  Utilizing the latest technology has also helped me to extend the range of services I provide.  So when you decide that you'd like to buy or sell a home in the Metro DC area, contact me to see how I can assist you with the purchase or sale of your home.

 

I have been active in the DC Metro Area (DC,VA and MD) Residential and Commercial real estate market for many years. My client base has included first-time home buyers, empty-nesters, move-up buyers, residential investors, developers, institutional and non-profit groups looking to relocate headquarters and purchase portfolio investments, professionals looking to purchase and lease office space, and individual investors looking for net-leased investments for cash-on-cash returns.  In addition, I have represented individuals looking to purchase multi-family units for subsequent rental or condo conversion and 1031- Starker exchange transactions. I have also worked with overseas investors looking to build their U.S. real estate portfolios.

 

The range of commercial properties I have sold include restaurant chains, daycare facilities, assisted living facilities, night clubs, Georgetown and D.C. downtown Central Business district office properties and multi-family residential buildings.

 

Contact me for a comprehensive solution to all of your real estate needs!