I see a person’s home as the pinnacle of their self-expression. Architecture, interior styling, and the neighborhood are all a reflection of how a person views themselves.
I like helping my clients fulfill their desire for self-expression. But I find that, increasingly, my clients seek not just a home that expresses who they are presently, but one that represents the person they aspire to be.
In Richmond, empty nesters are moving from the suburbs back to the city to enjoy restaurants and culture in walkable neighborhoods such as Church Hill and the Fan. Families are moving nearer to the river to enjoy a more active lifestyle closer to nature. New residents are moving in from other parts of the Commonwealth, such as Northern Virginia, to get more home for their money. People with changed family circumstances are starting again in neighborhoods that offer a different style of life.
Buying a home doesn’t have to be a time of high anxiety. I make it a fun and rejuvenating experience!
I come to real estate from a career as a writer, and am the author of four novels, two children’s picture books, and a play. As a journalist in my native South Africa, I enjoyed investigative reporting and transfer this skill into investigative work for clients. For example, I like the challenge of finding homes that are not yet listed and uncovering historic details or future plans for a neighborhood.
I have lived on three different continents, adapted my career accordingly, and am familiar with aspirational change. Clients who are taking a small step—or giant leap—into the unfamiliar will find in me an understanding and supportive ally.