A Santa Barbara Broker You Can Trust
Your Broker of Choice
My first hand knowledge of local neighborhoods and school attendance boundaries coupled with my experience in evaluating property values enable me to provide professional expertise to my clients. My respect for client confidentiality and diplomatic relationships with colleagues has served me well the past 15 years and I continue to love what I choose to do for a living!
I provide my Sellers with an effective, strategic written plan at the start of the listing in order to work together to successfully market and sell the property. Depending on the property, this can includes video (aerial, drone and/or testimonial), professional photography, scheduled digital flyers, postcards and engaging social media blasts alerting Buyers to pricing, open house times and the various nuances of their property.
I provide my buyers with my professional opinions on neighborhood, school districts, quality of the home as well as insider knowledge of the current MLS inventory and highly sought after pocket listings ( properties not publicly listed but available for sale). I present Buyers with a strategic written plan of the process – from loan qualification, to the home search, through escrow, inspections, repair negotiations and finish with closing and celebration!
EcoBroker, Green and Advanced Designations
As Santa Barbara’s first EcoBroker and a Green Designated agent, I am part of a nationally accredited designation committed to the environment and my clients. I understand the value of drought tolerant landscaping choices, energy efficiency, environmental technologies, reduced utility bills, and sustainable designs. Growing up on a ranch near Refugio with its own well, wildflower planted sod roofs, rain collectors, wind generator, solar panels and other green practices, has provided me with real life education and contributed greatly to my passion for the environment.
In addition to achieving my Broker’s license, I hold the GRI-Graduate Realtor Institute designation, both of these are advanced real estate designations proving my dedication to my industry and the importance I put on professionalism and continued real estate education.
After I earned dual bachelor degrees (History and Italian) from the University of Colorado, I returned to Santa Barbara and jumped in to real estate as a full-time agent on my own. I am a past board member of the Community Environmental Council, current CEC President’s Council member and volunteer at Washington Elementary School. I was selected to be part of the prestigious Katherine Harvey Fellows Leading From Within program through the Santa Barbara Foundation. This 18 month program ends in June 0f 2018 and it has been a honor to participate. My family loves to participate in Food Bank of Santa Barbara “gleans” and help pack boxes at Direct Relief International. I continue to donate both my time and resources to our generous community and am teaching my sons the same lessons about giving back.
In addition to my full-time real estate career, I have a wonderful husband, Nate who I met while attending CU Boulder. We have two very busy sons; Wyatt, 7 and Crosby, 5 who make us laugh and keep us on our toes! My two “assistants”, have both seen their fair share of properties and are also seasoned negotiators! Life is full of soccer, escrows, school pick-ups, home inspections, play-dates, open-houses, daily runs, swims, yoga and lots of laughter.