Philosophy on Opening Doors and Closing Escrows for You
I promise that any
property I represent will get a full and thorough marketing
campaign. I work to make certain the only reason a property
has not yet sold is because of price, not because of something
I did not try.
My goal is to deliver
superior service to make certain your property sells in the
shortest time possible for the best dollar.
I don’t “sell”
a property to a buyer, I “expose” buyers to a
property. This is the basic premise of my marketing plan.
advertising, and old fashioned hard work, your property will
get thousands of marketing exposures in the wide pool of potential
Selling a property
is a complex dance of science and art. From successful
pricing strategies, to staging of your property, I’ll
do all possible to facilitate a successful transaction.
Great service, diligent follow through,
and basic hard work have created a selling system that will
leave you feeling satisfied that you hired the best.
My real estate transactions
single family residences from fixer
uppers to luxury homes
investment properties from duplexes
up to 31 units
probate sales and 1031 tax deferred
foreclosures and short sales
I conduct market research for each
and every transaction.
skills are aimed at win-win situations for everyone.
I analyze properties
and financial statements and develop successful sales and
I schedule and coordinate
showings and inspections.
My listening skills,
needs assessment, and approachability result in successful
Over the years,
I’ve developed working relationships with accountants,
contractors, lenders, and escrow officers. I have handled
transactions on every side of the SF Bay, in: Alameda,
Oakland, San Leandro, Rodeo, San Francisco, San
Jose, San Mateo, Redwood City, San Carlos, Santa Rosa, Union
City, and Livermore.
Real Estate Credentials
Since earning my
real estate license in 1976, I have continuously completed
classes, increased and adapted my skills
**** Certified HAFA Specialist (Home Affordable Foreclosure Alternatives)
**** Certified Distressed Property Expert (2011).
**** CCIM 101: Financial Analysis for Commercial Investment
**** CCIM 103: User Decisions Analysis for Commercial Investment Real Estate
**** CRS (Certified Residential Specialist) In the top 5%
of Realtors in the country
**** GRI (Graduate, Realtor Institute) A series of courses
covering basic and advanced realty topics
**** SRES (Seniors Real Estate Specialist) I am prepared to
meet the needs of mature clients
**** ABR (Accredited Buyers Representative) I am prepared to
meet the needs of my buyers.
**** e-Pro Certified by the National Association of Realtors
as trained in internet skills
**** Real Estate Sales license—passed the basic real
**** Real Estate Broker’s license—passed eight college
real estate classes, then a rigorous exam
2007--present Alameda Association of Realtors Professional Standards Committee member
2004- 2006 Alameda Association of Realtors, Chair of the Education Committe
2004-/2005 Director of the Alameda
Association of Realtors
California Association of Realtor, and the National Association
Architectural Preservation Society (AAPS)
Member, Greater Alameda Business Association (GABA
Member, Alameda Museum
of Michigan (Education)
B.A., Western Michigan University (political science, social
UC Berkeley Extension (Teaching English as a Second Language
Graduate, Advanced Studies Program, Yoga Room Berkeley, 2012
Personal Background and Interests
since 1994, and own a 1908 Colonial Revival home
I'm an avid swimmer and member of the South End Rowing Club in San Francisco. My swims have included fifty three swims from Alcatraz back to SF, most recently on November 27, 2014.
Alameda County Master Gardener, class of 2003
Berkeley Yoga Room 500 hour Advanced Studies Program 2012
How do swimming and yoga relate to
I use the same focus, persistence, patience,balance and cooperation in my real
My real estate work is like my swimming--I do it independently, but in cooperation with many people.
I work until each transaction is completed and beyond for the benefit of my clients.