After I got my degree in Communications from Ohio University I moved to Chicago where I worked in film production, mainly on commercials, but I had always wanted to work on features so I moved to Los Angeles and worked in the film business for 15 years before engaging in my next passion: real estate.
Working on film projects around LA gave me an opportunity to get to know the city. I love architecture and Los Angeles provides a rich and diverse landscape of architectural styles and distinct communities where everyone can find a place to call their own.
I loved going to open houses, discovering different neighborhoods and checking out the real estate market but my first buying experience with a real estate agent was not a positive one. Because of that, as a realtor, my first priority is to LISTEN to you and your needs and to help explain the home buying process.
Buying or selling a home does not need to be stressful it just takes some planning. In our initial meeting we will look at neighborhoods, financing, must haves and “yeah that would be nice.” I get to know you and understand what works best for you since each client and each transaction unfolds differently.
About four years, I started learning about green building. One of the inspiring workshops I attended was on the LEED process (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design). I learned that there is a healthier and more energy efficient way to build new construction and retrofit existing homes. Having always lived in older homes there always seemed to be temperature inconsistencies from room to room. I learned that by having a home performance assessment I could find out both why and how to solve the problem. (Surprisingly, it’s not always solved just by getting new windows). I was a convert! After more classes I received my EcoBroker certification in 2009 and then I received my Certified Green Real Estate Professional designation from Build it Green it 2011.
Neighborhood Specialist in: Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Echo Park, Atwater Village, Eagle Rock, Glendale, Hollywood Hills and Hancock Park.