Helping my clients achieve their real estate goals is of paramount importance to me. I am committed to providing outstanding service and the results my clients have come to expect. Having lived in so many neighborhoods throughout Chicago I have an in-depth knowledge of each areas unique real estate. It is so much fun to introduce my clients to neighborhoods they never knew existed that they now call home.
My enthusiasm, determination and creativity are apparent in everything I do. Whether identifying just the right property for my buyers or getting my sellers the best possible price for their home, my knowledge of all things real estate translates into real value for my clients. Where I live has always been extremely important to me and I have an innate ability to discern what properties have quality, character and possibilities.
In my previous career I worked behind the scenes in the newsrooms of Channel 7, ABC-TV and Channel 5, NBC-TV. As a video editor I had to be organized, pay attention to details and make split second decisions. Working on a live newscast there are no second chances. Putting together news packages I learned how to tell a story with pictures – a skill that serves me well in real estate. I pride myself with my marketing materials and property presentation. I take all my own photos and enhance them in photoshop.
It was through the process of selling my country house in Wisconsin that I realized real estate was an ideal fit for me. My lifelong passion for interior design and my love of architecture had finally found an outlet. I love doing my own staging – it’s something I excel at. I have an inventory of accessories, carpets and art objects for my listings. I have a studied eye and I instinctively know what is needed to enhance my client’s interiors.
Except for a few years in London, Chicago has been my home since college. My early years were spent in the far southern suburb of Flossmoor. I graduated from Loyola University with an honor’s degree in Communication Arts. Asian art is my passion, particularly Chinese, which I studied at Sotheby’s and London University. Our house is filled with Asian artifacts and antiques, lots of Oriental carpets and textiles I have been collecting throughout my travels. If I do say so myself my various collections are artfully displayed throughout our home. I live with my long time partner Kipp and our two kitties Pearl and Carmel, who enrich our lives immensely. We live happily in Peterson Woods in a house that backs up to Legion Park and the north branch of the Chicago river – it’s a surprising country feel in the midst of the city.