The Pacific Northwest is the place I have called home my entire life. Besides a very long, cold year in Barrow, Alaska (go ahead, look it up!), the state of Washington has always been home. After growing up in Vancouver, I headed north to college in Bellingham and graduated with a Bachelor's from Western Washington University. Next, insert the long cold year in Alaska and it was time to head back to Washington and make my home in Seattle. Here since 2001, I have grown extremely fond of the quirky neighborhoods and energetic people that live in this beautiful city.
I bought my first condo at the age of 26 and loved the feeling of owning a piece of real estate. I met my husband and married in 2007, but retained that little Ballard condo for several years as a landlord. My husband and I bought a house in the Queen Anne neighborhood after getting married and lived there for 5 years while starting our family and bringing home 2 baby girls. Presently, I call the Windermere neighborhood home, and live with my husband and two daughters, Sedona and Hampton.
Working in the banking industry for 8 years, as well as buying and selling my own homes, has given me the opportunity to be highly involved in many real estate transactions. Throughout the years, I noticed a theme that was incredibly disheartening. The ability to find reliable and efficient associates that were customer service oriented and looking out for their client’s best interest was a challenge. Communication in the home buying and lending processes was lacking, leaving home buyers and sellers frustrated.
I believe that strong communication and good listening skills are essential in this business. It is my goal to develop lasting relationships and friendships with my clients. My background has given me experience in sales, customer service, leadership and management, all of which are qualities that I use to your advantage as your agent. The Seattle Real Estate market is extremely competitive and has been thriving the past couple of years. With low inventory and a hot sellers market, it is important to have an agent that is well equipped to write you a strong offer up front that will beat out multiple other buyer offers. I am highly skilled in winning the competition and getting my clients in the house of their dreams.
Lake and Company is Puget Sound's leading independent real estate company, working hard to maintain it's reputation by hiring high quality agents dedicated to excellence and professionalism. Buying or selling a home is a big financial and emotional decision. Whether this is your first experience, or one of many, it's important to have an agent you can trust. I am that agent.