Real estate is in my blood. I’m a second-generation Oakland Realtor (third generation Oaklander), following in my mom’s footsteps. After working together for close to a decade, she retired to live a simple farm life in rural France. I appreciate the example she set for me in achieving goals and I utilize what I learned from her personally and professionally to provide the best service to my clients.
Would someone describe you as an early bird or a night owl?
I’m definitely an early bird. I love the blanket of quiet over the city before the world wakes up.
Favorite restaurant or hang out?
Lake Merritt and the surrounding parks, shops, and restaurants – there’s something for everyone here. I’ve been going to The Cat House on Lakeshore since it was The Easy 510 (then The Easy Lounge, then The New Easy) and this newest, woman-owned iteration offers some fantastic creative cocktails.
Famous person (living or dead) you’d most like to meet?
The Dali Lama. The patience and compassion he exudes despite the exile he’s endured is endlessly inspiring.
What’s your mantra?
Almost doesn’t count.
What’s your most treasured possession (besides your phone!)?
My super comfy bed, it’s the place where dreams are made after all.
What would you tell your 16-year old self?
Release the things that don’t serve you, foster and nurture those that do.
Funniest/most interesting thing you’ve ever found in a house you’ve helped someone buy or sell?
I’ve seen some pretty special wall papers, yes, wall papers: Pink fabric pug-patterned wallpaper. It was in a stunning $4.5m property in Oakland’s Upper Rockridge neighborhood and it was fabulous. I have pictures, it was truly special. Years ago, there was a mansion in the Berkeley hills for sale. It was one of those tremendous properties you see in the movies with a double-high foyer running the length of the main entry and a second story balcony framing the room, overlooking the fountain-adorned lower level. Well, this property hadn’t been touched in decades and it was the first time I’d seen velvet wall paper. The entire property was a time capsule and I can only imagine the soirees that wall paper witnessed. The property sold again a couple years ago in the $7m range and though that velvet wall paper’s time had long since passed, it was a bit sad to see that entry area without its rich history.