Whether you are contemplating the purchase your first home, upgrading your existing home, downsizing, building a rental portfolio, or you are relocating to Austin, I am your partner in planning your future.
I help my clients achieve their short and long-term goals by becoming educated buyers and sellers who can navigate the competitive market with confidence. Knowing that the long-term success of my clients is more important than any single transaction has allowed me to build my business exclusively by referral. I stick with my clients through all stages of home ownership, helping them make the most of their home and investment.
As your Realtor I bring my unique experience and knowledge of remodeling and investment, which I love to share with my clients. I grew up in Portland, Oregon, in an older neighborhood undergoing enormous change due to growth (like many Austin neighborhoods). My interest in residential architecture was sparked seeing how a house can grow with its owners and, if done right, become a valuable investment.
Inspired by the hands-on process of remodeling, after graduating from college I developed skills to become a carpenter with a residential remodeling company. Later I joined a team of craftspeople in San Francisco restoring facades of Victorian homes, recreating by hand all the “gingerbread” ornamentation that had been removed when Victorians went out of fashion.
In 2000 I moved to Austin where I received my Master’s Degree in Historic Preservation/Architectural History. Like many one-time UT students, I fell in love with the city and made it my permanent home. Shortly after arriving, my husband and I purchased our first house, which eventually became the beginning of our rental portfolio. Today we live with our two kids in a 1962 home, purchased from the original owners, which is a source of joy and continuous projects!
Whether you purchased your home with me or not, I am always happy to provide referrals, consultations, and help with strategic planning when it comes to Real Estate.