Partner, Broker, JD, CRS
My career in real estate was born out of a dissatisfaction with the practice of law. I realized I had a stronger passion for helping people in real estate transactions than in court. But I still consider myself a “recovering” attorney.
I still put that legal background to work for my clients and my agents when I need to. It’s a value add you can’t find with brokers who don’t have that to offer. It’s been helpful for clients in both traditional transactions and those that can be described as, shall we say, more unique.
Would someone describe you as an early bird or a night owl?
Night Owl. I burn the midnight oil.
Favorite restaurant or hang out?
Currently loving Shakewell in Oakland’s Grand Lake neighborhood; the whole area is experiencing a culinary renaissance.
Famous person (living or dead) you’d most like to meet?
Steve Jobs, even if he did seem like kind of a jerk.
What’s your mantra?
If you’re going through hell, keep going!
What’s your most treasured possession (besides your phone!)?
My 1978 Gibson Les Paul 25th Anniversary Special Edition electric guitar. Mmm, my precious…
What would you tell your 16-year old self?
Let her decide that she’s out of your league; don’t do it for her.
Funniest/most interesting thing you’ve ever found in a house you’ve helped someone buy or sell?
I surprised a homeowner in the shower once. Oops!