What gets you excited about being a Realtor®?
Knowing I get to help an individual or family keeps me smiling even through the toughest days. Each client brings their own needs and circumstances to the table. I love working with them to figure out how we can make it happen for them/their family. This is especially true of the ones who come to me after they have been told “No” by some other lender. Whenever possible, I connect them with down-payment assistance so they don’t have to wait to save up the down-payment.
Is there a particular type of client you work with?
I used to focus working with people just starting out, I still teach a class 3 times a year on buying a home using down-payment assistance at San Diego Community College District. Over the years, past clients asked for help with their evolving situations. So I have expanded to include people who are moving to larger houses, moving out of the area for work or to be closer to family, as well as the family who chooses to downsize their home.
Why so many specialties (letters after your name)?
I have always felt that I can best serve my clients when I take the time to better educate myself on more aspects of Real Estate (GRI). It is especially important to know how to value a home (CPV, NVSI). When needed, I work with lenders to extricate clients from enormous mortgages (SFR). I work with both Active-Duty and Veterans so this is another area (MRP ). With baby boomers entering retirement, I added planning for retirement as well as our changing needs as we age (SRES).
I also do mortgage loans. I offer loans for first-time buyers, re-financing and move-up loans. For retirees, I offer Home Equity Conversion Mortgages as well as Home Equity Line Of Credit loans. And I have non-financing options to stay in the home, too.
What do you do for fun?
When time allows, hiking, reading, movies and travel make me smile. I also like to cook so it’s a good thing I like to hike.