Can you think of some of the things your family taught you? Hard work was at the top of the list for my parents. Dad was a general contractor, so he would go where there was work, often getting up at 4 AM to start a two-hour commute. My mom was busy too, both taking care of her eight children and keeping an eye on the other kids at the home daycare she ran.
Their work ethic must have come from my grandparents, who were just as dedicated. Grandpa was a contractor, too, and my grandmother was a real estate agent. You might say I got my start in the business when I was nine years old, as I spent weekends helping her with open houses. I remember putting up signs, setting out the cookies, and handing out flyers to guests. Even back then, I loved it! I wanted to be just like my grandma. (and still do!)
But I set aside that plan as I grew up and found myself in a completely different environment. At twenty-two, I took a vacation to Hawaii and just didn’t come home. I was inspired to apply for a job as a waitress in Honolulu within the first few days I was there. Within a couple of weeks, I started living with a local family and nannying their daughter. I never thought I would just pack up and move like that, but it was an amazing experience, and I learned a lot about independence—and about myself—over the next three years. I think that’s where I really realized my “I will survive!’ attitude.
It wasn’t until life brought me out of Hawaii and all the way to Florida that I finally got my foot in the door of the real estate industry. I earned a position as a receptionist for a real estate company, and it wasn’t long before I started doing marketing and transaction work, and took on the role of office manager.
I knew I had made the right career choice after I bought my first home the following year. It was so exciting, looking for a house that checked all the boxes: one that had everything you wanted in a home. Having a place to call my own was an incredible feeling, and I knew I wanted to help others achieve that same goal.
I worked at the real estate office for the next few years until I had my oldest son, Logan. I continued marketing and assisting other agents part-time while also operating a home daycare in order to stay at home with my son. Inspired by my mother, who worked at home with the daycare she started while raising her own kids, I was determined to be able to help other families without leaving my own behind every day. Family is number one for me. I have seven siblings, and my husband Kevin is one of nine. And though it was supposed to be impossible for me, I’ve been blessed with two miracles of my own: Logan and Kevin, Jr.
In 2005, we moved back to California because I felt it was time to be closer to my parents and siblings. I had been a Realtor® for years, and even though I was in Florida, I had been assisting my brother—who was also an agent—long-distance. My husband didn’t even bat an eye when I told him we were moving to Lincoln, California. He packed up our house and drove across country in a moving truck that we owned (and that began the start of his career in California!)
I’ve been so blessed in California! Owning a real estate brokerage is not an easy task, but my heart is in this business: it is my true passion to help every client achieve the American Dream, and I make it a priority to care more about the client than the deal. I still enjoy working with children and volunteer at Granite Springs Church as often as possible teaching the three- to five-year-olds and helping out with the MOPS program. I’m very active in the community and love our City of Lincoln!
I’m always excited to see my clients with their own families as they get married and have children. It’s a privilege to help them throughout all of the different stages of their lives, and to see them grow into their dream homes.
When it comes time for you to find the perfect house or make the right move for your family, I would love nothing more than to lend my knowledge and experience toward helping you achieve your goals. But I don’t expect your business simply because of our relationship—I only ask that you take the time to interview me and see if I might be the best agent for you.
Buying or selling real estate is often an enormously important transaction, and the representation you receive from your agent can have significant impact on your results. I want you to pick the agent that’s the right fit for your particular needs. If that person ends up being me, I promise to work diligently to exceed your expectations.
Thank you for taking the time to learn about me. When you or someone you know is in need of a real estate agent, I hope you give me the opportunity to demonstrate my services and interview for the job.
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