I am a Realtor®, writer & friend whose mission is to help people meet their goals and achieve their dreams.
Because I love to learn, I work with Keller Williams using their BIG and proven models for success. I am privileged to be affiliated with Keller Williams McLean/Great Falls in Virginia, a Top 20 KW Brokerage in the US, THE top brokerage in McLean and the top KW brokerage in VA. I am licensed in both Virginia and Washington, DC, working with clients who love living in our Nation’s Capital (AKA, the “DMV”) as much as I do.
I chose my tag line, Your Transition Partner, because my focus is on working with clients who are making significant life transitions: those who are 50-plus and looking to downsize, and those purchasing their first homes. My comprehensive, caring approach is designed to reduce stress and increase success.
My life’s journey has been about Change & Growth, and I have even written two books (so far) about it. I welcome the opportunity to meet hundreds of new people each month, guiding some to finding their new home, and others in selling their family home. In my years working in the nonprofit leadership and human services I have provided guidance and support to thousands of people in the midst of life changes, planned and not; and, developed and honed my people skills of listening to their stories and helping them make better decisions.
I have negotiated multi-million dollar contracts, raised over $10 million dollars in grants and donations in the last seven years, and overseen three site based programs, two with historic properties that required major renovation. Now my journey has brought me to KW and working with people in transition, buying and selling properties in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC. How awesome is that?
I am a teacher, so I LOVE meeting people through community workshops for First Time Home Buyers and for BOOMERS 2.0: Decisions & Downsizing. Whether you work with me or not (but, seriously, please do!), I think it is so important to have the best info and access to the best people when making such significant life decisions and transitions.
I am a writer, so this blog is a very special place for me to both share my ideas and provide guidance to people of all ages and in all stages of looking for a new home or selling theirs. I have authored two books, The Can Do Chronicles about my personal journey, and the Can Do Workplace, putting the can do practices into place to create a healthy workplace.
On the personal side, my husband, Ned and I have lived in the DC Metro area, individually and as a couple, on and off since 1970. It ALMOST makes us locals. In the last 20 years, we have personally transacted 14 real estate deals in VA, MA, CT, MD and OH, and consider it an accomplishment that we have lived in our current home for over six years.
I am a cancer survivor (chronic lymphocytic leukemia), diagnosed in 2004 and in remission for over four years. My journey through CLL forms the core of my Can Do life model and world view, grounded in gratitude and possibilities.
We have an adorable Westie, Gracie who shares our keen sense of adventure. We love to cruise and are TOTAL OSU Buckeye Football Fans. O-H.
Ned and I are very active members of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Georgetown and also very active in our neighborhood HOA Board (Ned), Wine on the Deck (both) and book club (me). Life is good. Filled with possibilities and great adventures.