I am a licensed Realtor® specializing in mid to upper bracket properties in Old Town and Alexandria City environs. I moved to Alexandria from South Africa in 2001 accompanied by my two big dogs and was quickly rooted to the dog community and all that Old Town has to offer, including its beautiful historic human-scale architecture. I also like its accessibility to the East coast and the European continent.
I am action-oriented, energetic and well-organized - the type who knows how to get things done. I plan a strategy that pinpoints my clients’ needs and determines how we're going to solve them. I produce the figures and analysis to back up my intuition. I also have also have a lot of patience, and I treat my clients like friends from the get-go, giving them lots of feedback along the way.
In South Africa, I ran my own public relations firm for 20 years focusing on design and editorial services. I still thrive on finding a unique selling point to their property for sellers which I reflect in their marketing and photography. I love a home with a good aspect and, if necessary, will engage the services of a stager to maximize its showing potential. This has proven fruitful to sellers.
My style is to dive straight in with buyers, taking them out to get a feel for what they like immediately. From there, I give them a sense of what's to come. I've learned you can never anticipate everything, but the more prepared you are, the better. In today's market, buyers have access to all kinds of property searches on their own. Analysis is where I come in - advising clients along the way.
Realtors, generally have a wealth of information on macro stats and market conditions which they can bring to their clients' attention so they get a bigger picture of what is happening in the market. I deem this essential to any transaction. I enjoy all my transactions and always look forward to helping buyers and sellers achieve the satisfaction that comes with a successful move.
Prior to becoming a Realtor®, I worked as a fundraiser for a national charitable institution which helped me connect with many of the Associations and companies in the area. I am currently a supporter of The Christian Community and a non- profit called Child Justice. Before my arrival in Old Town, I lived and worked in publishing and public relations in London and traveled extensively on the European Continent.
Old Town is a place for walking, soaking up the history and admiring the features of properties –old and new. It's where history meets a modern lifestyle. Being so close to the water and river life is an added bonus. Though the dogs who accompanied me here have both died, having moved and left my own home country several times, I can empathize with the feelings of buyers and sellers who have to re-locate for any reason!
ACTIVITIES & AFFILIATIONS
Life Member, NVAR Top Producer Club
Life Member, NVAR Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club
2005 Premier Club (Silver Level) Leading Real Estate Companies of the World
- NVAR Lifetime Top Producer
- NVAR Multi-Million Dollar Sales Club