Growing up in a military family, I moved every 1-2 years until I was 20 years old. That time in my life was saturated with invaluable experiences that carried into my marriage counseling background and then finally into my real estate career. Upon moving to Richmond and attending VCU, I fell in love with the architecture of the Fan where I lived for 3 years frequenting Byrd Park, Pony Pasture & Carytown. When I bought my first home, I had an AMAZING realtor who took me under her wing and filled me with so much real estate knowledge that I was making multiple offers, and even felt confident in bidding wars. During that process, I became obsessed with researching houses and exploring neighborhoods in Richmond. When my purchase was done and I still couldn’t stop I knew there was no other option for my future other than to become a Realtor, and do for others what my realtor had done for me.
My counseling experience taught me how to relate to my clients, understand their needs and provide honest feedback. I listen, and I deeply care about getting it right for my clients.
The biggest mistake a realtor can make is to turn a deaf ear to what clients need for themselves or for their families. I believe the best approach is to empower my clients with the knowledge and skills in order to make the best decision for themselves, rather than trying to do it for them.
A true love for helping people, paired with my love for real estate has made this the perfect career choice for me.