Having suffered a mid-life crisis in 2012, I decided to throw caution to the wind and enter the wide world of Real Estate. I am now the CEO (and official Cat Wrangler) of the Homes for All Team at Keller Williams Capital Properties. I’ve been in Northern Virginia for more than 25 years and currently live in Annandale with my husband and FIVE cats.
Prior to real estate I earned a steady paycheck (and had benefits! And vacation days!) as an “association professional” for more than 20 years, having most recently served at the Deputy CEO of Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC) a non-profit trade federation.
I now specialize in residential real estate and love working with first-time home buyers, home sellers and move-up buyers. (OK, I like working with anyone who is buying or selling a home. Especially if they are nice. And fun. And have pets. Especially cats. Or snakes. Snakes are cool…)
In addition to real estate, architecture, particularly mid-century modern and contemporary, are passions of mine. I run the Mid-Century Modern Virginia facebook page (https://www.facebook.com/MidCenturyModernVA/) and also the Cats of the Starlyte Lounge page (https://www.facebook.com/modcats/) which has nothing to do with architecture and everything to do with cats.
I look forward to becoming your local real estate expert and welcome your comments and questions about the local market. I also welcome your referrals and promise to take great care of your friends, family and clients. (Because, hey, I have to see you EVERY week – think I want it said that I did anything less than a stellar job?!?)
In case you haven’t picked up on it, I love pets and can often be found fostering kittens or dogs (yes, even dogs) so I give back to the community by doing a $250 to a local animal rescue of my client’s choice at settlement. Or I will give them a free cat. (Just kidding! Not really…)
P.S. Please spay and neuter your pets.
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