Real estate experience: Since 2000 have been cited by the Indpls Business Journal one of Top 50 agents of approx 8,000 agents in Metropolitan Indpls Board of Realtors based on number of houses sold and dollar volume. Twice been No. 1 buyers' agent for all of FC Tucker, the largest real estate company in Indiana Been in Top 10 of buyers & sellers several times.
Mission: Top quality service and communication. Want my buyers and sellers to understand the buying and selling process as well as I do. I provide weekly service reports for my sellers so they can understand what is happening and what I am doing for them.
For buyers, search areas, am willing to work days, nights, weekends. Enjoy MATCHING, not selling, real estate. I educate buyers on the market; they fine-tune me so we can find the right fit.
Team: Work w/ my husband, Mike, who has 25 years of banking, investment experience. He has lived through 20 years of active buying & selling real estate with me. Is as customer-oriented as I am. We try to fit your schedule, not ours.
Sell a house every 4 days. What does that mean to you? If you are a buyer, I know how to get what you want. In any negotiation, it often must be a win-win to work. If it doesn't cost you to give the seller what (s)he wants and you get what you want, it's a win. If you are the seller, my experience helps you put your home on the market in the right condition at the right price for a quicker, higher sale. Knowing the market is my forte.
Background: Was award-winning consumer reporter for The Indpls News, the afternoon daily newspaper. Award-winning editor of Indpls Magazine; past president of Meridian-Kessler Neighborhood Assoc.; served MKNA as secretary, business chair, Home Tour chair, instituting several innovative programs including the popular Twilight Tour. Know the city extremely well. All sides. Board member: Philharmonic Orchestra of Indpls, St. Vincent Guild. Former board member: Prevent Blindness of Indiana, Indpls Urban League.
Was Exec Ed at Que Corp, became MacMillan computer bk division. My job was to negotiate w/ authors and foreign publishers. We had to win big; they had to lose big (mgmt philosophy, not mine).Learned how to make it win-win for both mgmt & authors.
Rehabbed properties for resale. Know what it costs, effort it takes. Help buyers/sellers understand what it may cost to put home in marketable shape.
Own rentals. Want to invest? Have that experience first-hand. Can make this a manageable area to understand. This is a great time to invest. $$ is cheap, properties affordable, renters available. Let your $$ work for you!
Other life: Went to Manchester College, graduate of Indiana U. 1st job at Peoria Journal Star. Went to Cuba & Honduras for VOSH, fitting eyeglasses for the disadvantaged. Have biked (50 mi/day) in Provence, The Netherlands. Biked 185-mi C&O towpath. Board member of Philharmonic Orchestra of Indpls, St Vincent Hospital Guild. Past board member of Indpls Urban League; past precinct committeman (20 yrs).