I was born in Hawaii, but I've lived in Solano County since 1969. I met my husband in 1984, and we've traveled and lived throughout the U.S and worked and lived abroad for a few years, returning to California in 1997. My extended family has been in Solano County since the 1930s, so I know Solano County, and the surrounding areas well.
I now sell homes and parcels of land where I played as a child, rode horses, hiked and picked fruit. As a REALTOR®, I'm proud to call Solano County home, and it's exciting to see how much it's grown. But I also feel sad sometimes when I think back to all the natural space, open pastures and acres and acres of fruit orchards, that have been given over to well planned growth.
Don't get me wrong, Solano County is still a wonderful, beautiful, and simple place to call home (see pictures). It's a great place to raise your family, and within one day drive trips to all of Northern California's natural wonders; Lake Tahoe, the Napa & Sonoma Valley's, Stinson Beach, Carmel, Monterey, the lost coast of Hyway 1 and the breathtaking Redwood forests...well, it's a simply fabulous place to live. Plus, the home prices are so much more affordable than the greater bay area! The houses are just as big, just as nice, but so much more affordable. Especially now!
I'm married to a wonderful man, Thom, who works for FedEx in Oakland, CA. We celebrate 22 yrs of marriage this year! We have one daughter and son-in-law who live in Texas with our 8 year old grandson, Hunter; and they are expecting another son in April!!! We live in Vacaville, with our 4 cats (and some of their buddies). Yes, I am "that crazy cat lady down the street" and proud of it. We support the SPCA & County Animal Shelter; and encourage YOU to spay and neuter your pets.
I'm very active in my community, and served on a wide variety of boards and commissions over the years, including: the Dixon Boys & Girls Club, SafeQuest Solano, Co-Chair Relay for Life (2005), Solano County Arts Council - Commissioner (District 5), Celtic Nations Festival - Event Coordinator, and many more.
We are currently preparing for a kidney transplant, I am the recipient and my wonderful, devoted husband is my donor! It is a miracle we are greatful for every day. We are using UCSF Transplant clinic - in conjunction with Kaiser Permanente and DaVita dialysis centers.
I love to sing and dance, and read and travel. I'm a political junkie, I love public speaking, and I've been a featured guest on KGO radio, I've prepared various PSA's for KPFA radio, as well as been a featured speaker for Solano College Speakers Series, and I've given various talks to local civic organizations. My husband and I travel extensively, and have been to almost every continent (2 more to go!) We love to entertain, and garden. I'm a voracious reader, and share everything I can with my clients through this blog, my other blogs as well as my monthly newsletter. Send me an email (email@example.com) with Newsletter as subject line, and I'll include you on next mailing.
So, why should you hire me to be your professional REALTOR®/ CONSULTANT?
Because I'm smart, talented and committed to helping you and your family with the largest financial transaction you'll probably ever make. Or at least the first of many! I want to help you increase your family's net worth and security through smart and wise Real Estate decisions. And if I perform well for you once, I know we will work together again; or better yet, I'll be the REALTOR® you refer all your family and friends to.
Whether you are a first time home buyer, or a savvy luxury property investor; you need a dedicated professional like me taking care of you. Buying and selling a home is a really big deal for most of us, let me handle it for you. Through solid negotiating skills, adherence to our REALTOR® Code of Ethics, and accountability to you, my client; I promise to provide a smooth and hassle free home purchase or sale.
I'm honest, open, funny and trustworthy. Your goals are my goals. I value hard work, and I know you do too. As my client, I will strive to please you so that we will continue a long and prosperous relationship. I'll make sure you know what's hapening locally, I'll invite you to hear me sing, or speak about local Real Estate trends, how to help a charity or even get you involoved in local politics and community support!
If you are new to the area, I'll share information about wonderful family or romantic get aways and all that Solano County and the surrounding area has to offer. For my investor or commercial clients, I promise the same dedication to service and hard work to help you maximize your your Real Estate investment dollar and ROI.
Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science, emphasis in Public Policy University of California - Berkeley Associate of Arts degree in Liberal Studies Solano Community College - Fairfield, graduated with Honors ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS: National Association of Realtors California Association of Realtors Northern Solano County Association of Realtors American Association of Political Consultants American Political Science Association Business & Professional Women's Association Alpha Gamma Sigma - Lifetime Member Cal Alumni Association - Lifetime Member
My extensive marketing experience sets me apart from others. I've owned a successful Insurance Marketing Firm, and was a Corporate Recruiter. I was the first Program Development Director for the Vacaville Chamber of Commerce. I've served as Chief of Staff to a local politician; as well as working abroad, as the Program Coordinator for the American Embassy in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
I'm an extremely talented negotiator, an aggressive marketing and sales agent, as well as a top notch communicator. I'm very successful, and experienced in finalizing short sales, and I am exteremely detail oriented; important in this market. I'll address your needs, and make sure you understand exactly what we're doing every step of the way.
I love working with First time home buyers. And NOW is the time to buy! If you've been waiting, do not wait any longer. It is a true buyers market. Inventory is extremely high, interest rates are still at historic lows, and the credit crunch is loosening up.
Attention Vets, Active Duty Military and First Time Home buyers:
Why write another rent check? Why pay someone else's mortgage? Why help your landlord build equity? You can own for less than your current rent! Call today for a FREE CREDIT REPORT, information on VA Loans, FHA Loans, and conventional loans. Home prices and interest rates have never been lower. With the new $8000 first time homebuyers tax credit, there's never been a better time to buy!
For buyers,the time is NOW! Call me today and we can look into programs available for First Time buyers; including Genesis, Ameridream, and others; both non-profit and government backed. Many have $$$ available for down payment assistance, and low interest loans! You need someone to research and find these hidden treasures, and experienced enough to help you get the forms filled out correctly and submitted to the right decision maker the first time.
Perhaps you've been thinking about buying a larger, newer home? This is also a good time for you. If you have equity in your current home, we can negotiate a great price, get your home sold fast, and help you find the next home of your dreams, at a price far lower than what they've been!
Call for a Free Home Evaluation, and see how to sell your home for the highest price.
Do you owe more than your home is worth? You may qualify for a short sale. Call today for confidential information on options available to you. It's free and we may be able to help. The worst thing to do is to do nothing!
Are you an investor? For investors, this is absolutely the best time for you! Call me for help with SBA contacts, investment properties, or small commercial transactions (under $5 million).
Call today for a list of REO (Real Estate Owned - foreclosed) bank owned, affordable homes; a Free Credit Report and Assessment, as well as financing and down payment assistance options.
Are you in serious trouble making your mortgage payments? You are not alone. There are many millions of good people just like you facing the possibility of losing their home.
You have alternatives. If we can't get your home sold through a short sale, you may face foreclosure. But let me help NOW, before things get worse.
Keep in mind, the most important call you should make is to your lender. A common misunderstanding is that lenders want to foreclose; but that is not true. A foreclosure will cost a lender more money than a negotiated payment plan, or short sale. You have options, but you need a professional REALTOR® like me to help you navigate through this agonizing time.
Some options are: Reinstatement, a partial Reinstatement, Forbearance, a Repayment Plan, a Loan Modification, Refinance, or Short Sale; and in some cases a loan principal reduction.
Please call or email me today for any of the following:
Real Estate Sales & Consulting Services (fee for services). Sales, purchases, 1031 Exchanges, investment property purchases, Short Sales, Foreclosures, and small to medium commercial transactions. Call me for a FREE confidential consultation, CMA (Comparative Market Analysis of your home's worth), or just to chat if you have any questions regarding real estate investing and/or financing! Let me and Century 21 Distinctive help you.
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Making all your real estate dreams come true!
Making all your real estate dreams come true! Let's increase your net worth through real estate investment. I'll work hard to help you attain your goals and make all your transactions smooth & easy.