Communication is the key to a productive partnership. As a real estate agent, I know how important it is to keep my clients informed and educated on the various processes, transactions and timelines. I am responsive to your needs and aware that each client has different experience levels when it comes to the real estate transaction. Along the way, I will provide you with effective, efficient information to ensure you have sufficient knowledge to make decisions.
Because I represent my clients, I will never lose sight of your best interests, or lower my values for the sake of a transaction. Real estate transactions can often be very stressful; it is my job to work through the process professionally to keep short-term issues from becoming long-term problems. The buying and selling of your home is a large investment I will provide market insight and knowledge to help assure your returns are profitable.
Community involvement has always been a priority to me. Before to my career in real estate, I was a social worker in direct service with homeless families. I am acutely aware of the importance of community, housing, and providing opportunities for all. This is the main reason I chose to work with Windermere. As a company, we are very involved in the community and the Windermere Foundation provides money and resources to many area non-profits and projects. Additionally, I have been Senior Advisor, Foundation Representative and mentor to new agents at the Mount Baker office, and in 2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 and 2011 I was voted a Five Star Agent by Seattle Magazine.
Raised in Kansas and Nebraska, I moved to Seattle after receiving my degree in Business Administration from the University of Kansas. I later attended the University of Washington and received a Master's in Social Work. The combination of business education and social work experience gives me a holistic approach to my real estate business. The strong listening skills and problem solving approaches that I developed as a social worker complement the business skills necessary when negotiating contracts and financial information.
My wife, Marsann, and I have two daughters, Helen and Hazel. A first grader and preschooler, they are two comedians who keep us laughing. In addition to being a great mother, Marsann is an Occupational Therapist and works with children with disabilities.