Broker Sales Associate
My philosophy, my values – for life and real estate
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Accredited Buyer Representative (ABR), NJAR® Circle of Excellence (NJAR Cir. Excellence), President’s Club
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My vision, my work, my approach
Above all else, I believe I can make the world a better place by being authentically in service to others. I love helping people connect to people, places and things that will make their lives richer and more fulfilling. I am passionate about finding solutions for challenges that seems insurmountable.
In real estate, my passions and values translates into perseverance, high touch service, creative thinking and advocacy. I treat every buyer and seller with the same care and focus that I’d want for myself. My client’s objectives become my objectives.
I particularly love residential real estate because of how deeply important it is to our lives. We all want a comfortable and safe place to live – a place where we can rest, relax, and enjoy with our friends, neighbors and families. But the journey to the right home can be tricky and stressful. For most people, home buying and home selling is the biggest financial transaction they will ever make – and that often triggers anxiety and doubts. I partner with my clients and strive to make the process as smooth and stress-free as possible.
Why real estate:
My passion for real estate was fostered by my parents. We spent many weekends visiting open house and construction sites for fun.
As an adult, my passion grew when relocations for my career in entertainment meant opportunity to purchase and gut new homes. I have remodeled every home I’ve ever owned – and love helping my clients think about how they might improve on their homes.
What clients appreciate about me:
Many of my clients are repeat customers – and refer me over and over. They know I’m well regarded for my honesty, integrity, perseverance and having sense of humor.
I bring to my real estate business personal knowledge of the ins and outs of home ownership and professional expertise as an award winning real estate broker and agent.
My ability to deliver for my clients – buyers and sellers – is directly linked to my marketplace knowledge and my commitment to staying on top of the latest marketing techniques. I love discovery, challenge and learning. I am driven to create successful results for my clients. (Yes, my race car driver mindset lives on – not sure what that means? Keep reading.)
Credentials and designations
- Licensed Real Estate Associate as well as Real Estate Broker
- Accredited Buyer’s Agent (ABR): Real Estate
- North Central Jersey Association of Realtors (NCJAR): Member
- Office Representative to NJ/Rockland County Coldwell Banker President's Advisory Council
Specialized experience and education
- Historic Home Specialist – designated by the National Historic Trust
- Certified Negotiation Specialist (CNS)
- Luxury Home Specialist
- Designated Relocation Specialist
- Property Management supporting snow birds, overseas owners, multi-property owners, long-term travelers
Recognition and awards
- International Diamond Society (Top 11 percent of Coldwell Banker sales associates worldwide)
- New Jersey Association of Realtors (NJAR) Circle of Excellence Award: 2002 to 2014 – recognizes those members who have demonstrated excellence in the field of salesmanship.
Communities I Serve
Maplewood, South Orange, West Orange, Montclair, Upper Montclair, West Caldwell, North Caldwell, Caldwell, Berkeley Heights, Chatham, Convent Station, Essex Fells, Florham Park, Livingston, Madison, Maplewood, Millburn, New Providence, Roseland, Short Hills, Springfield, Summit, Union
More about me
My life in the movies
Before real estate, I spent more than 15 years in the movie and entertainment industry as a Senior Executive leading advertising, promotion and marketing for companies: Universal Studios, Orion Pictures and 20th Century Fox, A&E and the History Channel.
I lived in New York area, Los Angeles and Frankfurt – and that the pleasure of working on blockbusters, like Silence of the Lambs and Dances with Wolves. Yes, this means I’ve met Kevin Costner, Jodie Foster and Sir Anthony Hopkins.
My passion for car racing
For 15 years, I raced Formula Ford cars on a racing team that took me across the country including Watkins Glen, Mid Ohio, Laguna Seca and Lime Rock among other amazing tracks. The majority of the time, I was the only woman on my team, won four races during my tenure and was featured in the New York Times on a piece about racing.
One of my proudest moments in life
When I worked at CBS Fox, I worked on a media campaign to raise awareness of missing and exploited children. I’ll never forget the day one of the featured children was found.