When I think back on my very first real estate transaction as a first-time home buyer, I have such great memories! I had so many questions and concerns, and while it could have been a daunting experience, thanks to my Realtor, it wasn't at all; it was great! All throughout the process, my questions were answered patiently and timely. Through my very first experience - and through many real estate transactions since then, as a buyer, seller, and Realtor, I learned and understand what it takes to ensure a positive real estate experience: good communication, including both listening carefully and responding promptly to clients, having and sharing a solid knowledge of the real estate market, expertise on negotiating and navigating through the transaction process, and providing advocacy for clients to protect their best interest. I take great pride in providing these detailed services for my clients and making the process of buying and selling a positive and satisfying process! I believe that when people are good at their job, they will love it! And I am happy to say - I love my job as a Realtor!
As a native of Southwest Michigan, I know this area like the back of my hand, and love living here! With the abundance of beautiful land and lakes, biking and boating are both favorite activities for my family. We have enjoyed time on nearly every lake in the area, and also appreciate the Kal-Haven Trail as a great way to bike to South Haven for a day at the beach. I go to great lengths to enjoy the sunset every day; there's nothing better than a beautiful Michigan sunset! My family includes my husband Paul, of 29 (very fun) years, our 2 grown children and their spouses, and the two most adorable grand-baby-boys in the world! When not working, I enjoy spending time with family and friends, serving as board member for the Arts Council of Greater Kalamazoo, and staying active with the community and the Paw Paw Area Chamber of Commerce. My work history includes 20+ years working in education; starting as a teacher for Kalamazoo Public Schools and then serving as Director of Student Services for Kalamazoo Valley Community College, and six years serving as school board trustee for Paw Paw Public Schools. My work in education, real estate, and in the community has been a great source of satisfaction and joy in my life!
Dedicated to providing YOU with the best customer service possible, I bring together my knowledge, experience, communication, and passion for real estate! Confidence in your Realtor is essential, and I look forward to working with you to answer your questions, ease your mind, and bring the confidence that will create an enjoyable real estate experience for you! When you are ready to sell, or ready to buy, contact me for your real estate needs!