Cell Phone: (303) 815-2926
My mission is to help clients build a better future for themselves, their families and the planet. After all, real estate is about so much more than buildings and land. It can represent a new lifestyle and a great long-term investment.
Highly personalized service distinguishes me as an agent and has earned me a spot on 5280 Magazine’s list of Five Star Real Estate Agents for two years in a row. I have helped people buy and sell real estate since 2003, in both Boulder, Colorado, and Haleiwa, Hawaii, where I was raised. Boulder has been my home for 17 wonderful years.
I also believe in giving back to my community, with time and financial contributions. For five years I have served on the board of the University Hill Neighborhood Association and recently began volunteering for my daughter’s high school mountain bike team. Since 2010, I have donated 15% of my net commissions to charities. My clients get to choose which non-profits benefit.
What do I bring to the table? A strong desire – and the expertise necessary – to do the best job possible for each individual client. I’m an excellent problem solver, but I also try to anticipate and resolve issues before they even become problems. My goal is to make each transaction as smooth and stress-free as possible.
When clients are interested in investment properties, my experience as a former property manager and current owner of five multi-use buildings comes in handy. I can advise on 1031 tax-deferred exchanges, commercial and residential tenants, pro forma versus actual cap rates, major capital improvements, updating historic buildings, and more. Even homebuyers can benefit from looking at their purchase as an investment, in addition to a great place to live.
My previous career as a journalist contributes to my marketing expertise. With a BA degree in literature from UCLA, I served as senior editor of Rocky Mountain Sports Magazine in the early '90s. I was one of the founding editors of Trail Runner Magazine and still write occasional freelance articles on business and travel for local and national publications.
In my spare time, I’m often playing with my family in Colorado’s incredible backcountry, hiking, backpacking, biking, snowboarding and snow shoeing. I am a strong supporter of the local cycling community and know the area’s trails – paved and dirt – like the back of my hand. My clients may choose between touring homes by bicycle or car, and receive a free guided tour of our local hiking trails or mountain bike rides.
It’s important to feel comfortable with your Realtor, because you’re going to be spending a lot of time together. Please feel free to contact me, so we can meet in person – no obligation and no pressure.