I am a wife, a mother, a REALTOR, a community volunteer, a weekly blogger, a philanthropist, a comic at heart, a flea-market junkie, a serial renovator, a "before-and-after" specialist, and a prolific chocolate-chip cookie baker. I enjoy a good book, a fabulous "find," an undiscovered treasure, and long walks on the beach or in the mountains - often with my husband or dog in tow.
With two decades of selling real estate in the East Bay, I moved to Compass in 2018 to offer my clients greater regional and cross-country reach, innovative technology, and a more relevant marketing approach to both buying and selling that are especially important in today's highly-competitive and virtual marketplace. In 2019, I partnered with Sarah Abel and together, we created a dynamic partnership that also put the "fun" back into the process. Along with our full-time property liaison, Jill Shortley, our tech-savvy assistant, Kate Abel, and our social media guru, Anna Shortley, our team can just about handle any challenge that comes our way.
I currently live in the Crocker Highlands neighborhood in Oakland, having sold our Piedmont home a few years ago, and enjoy working with both motivated Buyers and Sellers alike. Having bought and renovated several homes of my own over the years, I believe wholeheartedly in both the process and the dream of home ownership. To that end, I work diligently on my clients' behalf and am delighted to help them navigate this exciting journey - whether in short order, or much further down the road.
You may count on me to be a straight shooter, hard-working, funny, honest, accountable, and ethical in all matters regarding real estate and life.
In my spare time, I write a very popular weekly Blog called "A New Perspective," which tracks lifestyle, community happenings and real estate news in and around the Bay Area.
Having spent the first half of my adult life in San Francisco, and my second in Piedmont/Oakland, I am pleased to have discovered all that this side of the bridge has to offer. The East Bay is an extremely vibrant, and eclectic kaleidoscope of people and experiences and I am proud to add my story to the mix. For more about me and what I bring to the process, I invite you to explore my website.
Piedmont . Oakland . Berkeley
Fine Home Specialist
Real life, real solutions, real results . . . REAL ESTATE!