1. What was life like before becoming a Realtor?
I was born in Washington DC — yes, a rare native Washingtonian. Before becoming an exclusive buyer broker, I had a career in radio and voice-over work. I was the News Director for DC101 for many years, followed by several years with WASH-FM. I had the pleasure of filling in for the News Director of the Donnie Simpson Show on WPGC and spent several years at the Voice of America as midday host for the Music Mix International Show. When I’m not working I enjoy practicing yoga or going on long walks.
2. What do you love most about residential real estate?
It is a real pleasure helping people find a home! I like keeping my buyers informed about each step of the home buying process. There is a lot to cover but my job is to make it as easy as possible. Since every buyer has unique wants and needs for a property each house tour is completely different. I meet new people all the time and always make new friends during the home-buying adventure.
3. Of all the experiences and sales you’ve had as a Realtor, can you tell me about your most memorable or most favorite?
We were friends with a client when she came to us to buy her second home.
The challenge was finding a home she could afford in the school district where her children were currently enrolled. The house tours included some houses in pretty bad shape but with perseverance, we found a house with good bones but in desperate need of an update. She moved in after tearing out the old carpet and having the hardwood floors redone.
Her father came to town for several weeks to help with the house projects. When we stopped by to check on their progress, I was amazed!
They had painted the entire interior of the house, hung new doors, put in new flooring in the kitchen. Painted the old cabinets a cheery color, installed new light fixtures and outlets in every room, and put in a zipline for the kids in the backyard! This is my favorite house buying story so far.