A Career in Real Estate
Real Estate is my business. I’ve been selling property in Colorado since 1984. My experience ranges from single family property, asset management for banks and even some property management. Over the years I’ve pursued advanced real estate training, accumulating many hours in the classroom. The training has paid off, because of it I have successfully represented hundreds of clients in the negotiation, marketing, selling and purchasing of homes.
Along the way my career has taken me from Colorado Springs to Denver. Not a far distance as the crow flies, but a huge move when one changes real estate markets. I’ve been specializing in selling Denver real estate since 1997. When I moved to Denver I created one of the very first real estate websites (looking back, oh my was it UGLY!). This very site has undergone many transformations and will continue to do so as long as I control it.
My focus back in the 1990′s as my focus is now is to provide an informative site to home searchers who were wanting to know EVERYTHING about the metro Denver area. Today as I add content to the site, most of which is an answer to a question a client posed to me that day, or some other topic that is important to put out to the world.
Information and Understanding are not the same thing
Buying real estate in itself is an education. I believe every person who buys or sells a house needs to know and is entitled to know what needs to happen during the process. Knowledge is power. I also like to point out that just because there is so much information on the Internet about real estate and homes for sale, having that information is not the same as understanding it. Consumers need to know much more than what inventory we have. So while I’m standing here on my soapbox, remember information and understanding are two different things.
Stepping down off the soap box now.
Life Beyond Real Estate
Without going into much detail, I must confess I am very fortunate to have a very nice husband and three terrific children. While they are grown and living on their own (raising my perfectly adorable grandchildren) I will always smile and be proud of my kids. They’ve done well and are good citizens who give me much pride and joy.
I am passionate about several hobbies, traveling, photography and cycle-touring. In 2000 I combined the three and took a year off, cycling around the world (yes, you read that right!) while photographing the journey and recording it on a website (of course!). Along with 250 or so of my closest friends visited 47 countries on 6 continents. It was a trip of a lifetime that changed the way I look at the world and myself.
Consulting, Coaching and Training
There’s a natural progression, when one spends a million or so hours doing something they eventually gain a proficiency at it. In addition to selling real estate my proficiency is knowing how to work digital things. I’ve always enjoyed sharing my knowledge with others. It’s fun and besides whatever you put out into the universe you get back. The more I teach others the more I learn. Funny how that works.
When it comes to coaching, I only work with a few clients at a time. This way I can absorb their needs and work with them teaching them how to accomplish their goals so they actually KNOW what they are doing online and why.