Associate Broker, Consultant
My father was a real estate investor and he started teaching me about buying and selling homes when I was 10 years old. I have been an investor myself my whole life, so real estate has always been an important part of my life!
Are you an early bird or a night owl?
Neither, really!! I’m sort of middle-of-the-day person. My most productive time is from 9:00 to 3:00 but I’m no stranger to late nights and early mornings when deadlines are due or when clients need help.
Favorite restaurant or hang-out?
My favorite place to hang out is our get-away home in St. Helena in Napa Valley. It’s only 90 minutes away, but it feels like a different planet. The pace is relaxed, the vineyards are beautiful and there are a million wonderful places to eat, drink and be merry!
Famous person I’d most like to meet?
Gertrude Stein. She was the mentor and patron to large numbers of painters and writers, like Ernest Hemmingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald and TS Eliot. They would all assemble at her salon in Paris to drink wine and discuss politics and art. She and her partner, Alice B. Toklas, influenced an entire generation of writers. What fun it would be to hang out with all of them!
What’s your mantra?
Be resilient. Learn from your mistakes and continually improve.
Most treasured possession?
A beautiful ring that my father gave to my mother on their 50th wedding anniversary. My mother gave it to me shortly before she passed away in 2008.
Funniest/most interesting thing seen in a home?
Well, there was that naked guy taking a shower in an REO during the recession. That wasn’t exactly funny… We got the heck out of there!