I opened my own real estate office called Crestline Real Estate in 2004, six months after my husband and I purchased our office complex located at 23570 Knapps Cutoff in Crestline. To my surprise, I had brisk real estate business the moment I opened the door. Prior to opening my own office I was a Realtor sales-associate at Lake View Realty.
My husband, Dennis was the owner/publisher of The Alpenhorn News from 2001-2015. We were very involved with every aspect of Crestline. We hosted a three-day event called Mountaineer Days, which showcased Crestline and Lake Gregory. We started a backpack give away donating thousands of backpacks to Rim of the World school children. It turned into an annual charity event and several local charities filled the packs with age appropriate school supplies to name a few of our projects. In 2009 we received the Mountain Heroes Award.
I penned a well-received weekly column called “Ask the Realtor,” I where answered real estate related questions from readers. I also served on the Crestline Village Water District Board of Directors and on The Crestline Community Development Association Board of Directors. During our free time we bought distressed homes in the Crestline area and remodeled them for sale. These experiences gave me a unique set of qualifications and foundation to my real estate business. I am proud to say, 40 percent of my business is from either repeat clients or referrals. Visit the testimonial section of my web site to see what some of my clients have written about my service.
I started my real estate career in 1998 at Century 21 Solymar in Clairemont, California, a suburb of coastal San Diego. I specialized in the areas of Clairemont and University City. The very first piece of real estate wisdom I ever learned was from my first broker. He said, “If you are fair and honest, you will always do well in real estate.” I have found this to be true and after 18 years I still follow this advice and which has served me well. Even during the foreclosure market. I was a buyer’s agent on a US Bank-owned property. After the transaction closed the asset manager for US Bank called and said they really liked the way I worked and asked me to list US Bank-owned homes in Twin Peaks and Crestline. I was also a listing agent for IndyMac’s vacant land and unfinished construction projects in the Crestline area.
Because I shared my office with a newspaper, it was impossible to hire other agents. So, I was an office of one. We sold the newspaper in 2015 and this year I have remodeled my office and expect to hire up to four realtor sales-associates. I am currently serving on the East Valley Association of Realtors Education Committee and Grievance Committee. I am also a member of American Legion Auxiliary Post 777. I volunteer my time as a server once a month and help out on other fundraisers. We work to better the lives of Veterans and the children staying at Veronica’s Home, which is a shelter for children of domestic violence. I am also a member of the Scottish Rite Women’s Club; our sole purpose is to fund raise for the Scottish Rite Learning and Reading Center, which offers free reading and speech therapy to children throughout San Bernardino County. Since the beginning of my career, I have sold homes to first time homebuyers and I have listed as well as sold homes for retirement couples looking to upsize or downsize. Some want to move “up the hill” and others want to sell and move “down the hill.” I have sold vacant land and investment property and then listed the same property when the project was finished. I have even sold a liquor store. So what ever your goal is buying or selling. I have the knowledge and experience and can help you achieve your dream.