Growing up, I wanted to be a rock star. I took guitar, singing lessons, and practiced all the time. I didn’t want to be the center of attention or earn bragging rights for writing hit songs. I was quiet and shy. School talent shows were a way to express myself and connect. And, I always believed that songs are stories that can help define important people, places, and life's experiences. My career as a rock star never took off. Instead, I’ve focused my education, skills, and experience on the best ways to communicate my message and connect with people in meaningful and memorable ways throughout such an important part of their story.
This is my mantra, an anthem, really. Iconic author, Maya Angelou wrote, “I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”
With purpose, I strive each day to have an impact and leave a lasting positive impression. When I consistently hear from clients, “Thank you for sharing so much detail and explaining things so well.” "We trust you with all of the details.” Or, “Best house sale ever!” It’s rewarding to know that how I work is associated with effective, meaningful results. Clients offer honest feedback and support often. I encourage new and prospective clients to read online reviews or contact past clients so they can share their experiences. I am humbled by this client support that has resulted in a uniquely high 95% referral rate from clients, agents, and brokers from across the U.S. and Internationally.
As a former military spouse, the relationships and connections I’ve made along the way still have the most positive influence on my own life. I understand and value the demands of living a life of service for active duty, retired military and Foreign Service families. Such demands require expertise, guidance, and executing with honesty and integrity for the best results when selling, buying, and investing in real estate. I proudly help professionals, government officials, and military families find a home that is both suitable and meaningful so they can continue that home’s existing story…or start their own.
I am best known for connecting people to homes based on the unique stories of both. I have a Master’s Degree in Literature and have written for BUILDER, REMODELING, and OLD HOUSE JOURNAL magazines over the years. I’ve applied my education, skill, and experience to extract, compile, and relate critical details of home design, location, floor plan, and community. When those elements come together, clients are better informed so they can determine value and evaluate the best properties and communities for them.
I may not be a rock star. That’s ok. I like to think that I’ve found a positive way to make my mark in my corner of the world. After more than a decade, my proven strategies have earned industry and client recognition including Washingtonian Magazine’s, BEST OF 2014. I’ve earned the CRS, Certified Residential Specialist, and NVAR Top Producer designations. I’m proud to have built my business upon knowledge, experience, client sensitivity, and results. I currently have my own online publication called ‘The Story Behind the Home’. Learn more at TheStoryBehindTheHome.com.
It takes training, dedication, and consistency to leave a positive impression. I apply these principles to several areas of my life. I love the outdoors, running, and photography. I live in Alexandria close to the Mt. Vernon Trail. I’m energized and inspired most days as I run through our tree-lined neighborhoods or along the trail. My free time is spent with family, friends, and Molly and Sam, my two chocolate labs.
There's a lot more to this story. If you'd like to learn more about how to connect with the best properties available as a memorable and meaningful way to start or build upon the story behind your home, I'd love the opportunity to make this happen for you.
- ABR - Accredited Buyer's Representative
- CRS - Certified Residential Specialist
- ePro - Internet Specialist