I have been a licensed Realtor for over 25 years. I have earned the CRS & GRI designations for completing the extended classes for "Certified Real Estate Specialist" and "Graduate Real Estate Institute" to better understand and serve my clients. I also completed the extensive Short Sale training and earned the HAFA training certificate to better serve clients in that down market.
I started my career as an Investor by purchasing five homes though-out the 1980's ... I then kept and managed three of those single family houses as rentals (for 17 years) plus my own home, which I have lived in since 1991. In 1990 I decided to help others who wanted to buy RE so I studied for and received my RE license and started my Real Estate career mid 1991 ... with my extensive RE knowledge of buying and managing my own properties I have been able to help others accomplish their Real Estate dreams.
My clientele base is strong, with 90% of my business working with past clients and Referrals from past clients, friends and family. I also have extensive short sale experience and a large data base of negotiators and supervisors with many Banks and lenders. I am extremely knowledgeable regarding title, financing & loans, bay area locations ... etc.
I love to travel and explore foreign locations. I've traveled to many parts of the world such as Europe, Egypt, Australia, Canada, South America and many parts of the US as well. I love to sail and had a 34 foot sailboat on the bay for over 10 years that I liked taking out as often as I could. I am an accomplished snow boarder (yes, snow boarding is for us baby boomers too) and have been skiing since 1975. I enjoy my time in Lake Tahoe, Carmel & Napa as often as possible. And lastly, I like keeping fit by going to the gym & playing tennis (a 3.5 rated player) and golf (not very well so far.)
If you have any questions regarding your home, your desire getting into one, or need in getting out of one, the Real Estate market in general, or questions about the economy and my opinion about the direction of the RE market, please feel free and call me to talk to me about it. I am here to help people like you to make well informed decisions. When you are ready to take action in this complicated market give me a call, I am here to help.