- CBR, SRES
Associate Real Estate Broker
- License #:
- New York
I have been buying and selling homes since 1982. I have been a landlord and I have been a tenant. I have gone through the first home buyer program and the Suffolk County down payment assistance program. I was able to purchase a home as a single mom, coming back from financial and credit disaster, and was featured in a Newsday article in 2002. I have been a licensed/board-certified music therapist for over 30 years. I am using these skills to assist families and individuals in their search for the right home. I will listen to your specific needs and concerns and assist YOU, whatever your real estate need may be. I have worked with Seniors and Boomers in "right-sizing" for their next home. I recently moved my mother from her retirement home in West Virginia to the Ridge Leisure area. I have a wide variety of professionals that I can work with regularly to facilitate YOUR move. I am familiar with 55+ developments on the North Shore and North Fork of Suffolk County. I am dedicated to your needs and committed to helping you and your extended family achieve your real estate goals. As a real estate professional, I am prepared to provide everything you need to know to make an educated real estate decision. As a native Long Islander and longtime north shore resident, I deeply understand our local market. This unparalleled insight helps my clients make the most informed decisions. I make myself available 24/7 to advise my clients and assist in any way I can. I know how to be patient, a good listener, and may just be the hardest worker you’ve ever known. Let me prove it to you!
Education and Training
- Associate Real Estate Broker License
- Senior Real Estate Specialist - New York State Associaton of Realtors
- Certified Buyer Representative - Long Island Board Of Realtors
- Rental Specialist Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage
- Short Sales and Forclosures - Long Island Board of Realtors
- Home Staging Class with Lori Matzke of The Home Staging Expert
- Graduate of University of Dayton
- Real Estate Salesperson License Course from American Real Estate School
Member of SBPOA (Sound Beach Property Owners Association)
Member Sound Beach Civic Association
Member of North Brookhaven Chamber of Commerce
Founding member of Sound Beach LeTip (Professional Networking) Past President, and current Secretary
Member of NSDAR-National Society Daughters of the American Revolution
Member of Suffolk Chapter DAR, Recording Secretary
Member of Mayflower Descendants Society
Volunteer transcriber for Italian Genealogical Group
Regular Platelet Donor (Gallon Club Card Holder) - NY Blood Center, Port Jeff Station
I have a husband who is an engineer. We have done many home renovation projects ourselves and are currently landlords for homes we have refurbished and rent. My three sons are grown and starting their own professional careers. I am also a volunteer genealogist, and have researched my family lines back to the Civil War, American Revolution, Europe and the kings of England, as well as farmers and seamen from New England and New York City. I love gardening with chickens. I have a chocolate minpin. I am a Registered and Board Certified Music Therapist which was my primary career until I became a Realtor!. As well I love to photograph flowers,wildlife, and scenery. I play guitar, dulcimer, and have been known to sing a bit. I am an active member of the Suffolk Chapter of DAR and assist them in supporting Patriotism and America's Veterans. I love beaching, boating, and traveling. Just not enough time in the day to enjoy everything that life has to offer. I am a full time Real Estate Agent ready to work for YOU!
As an agent who's an expert in this local area, I bring a wealth of knowledge and expertise about buying and selling real estate here. It's not the same everywhere, so you need someone you can trust for up-to-date information. I am eager to serve you. Here are some of the things I can do for you:
Find Your Next Home
You need someone who knows this area inside and out! I can work with you to find the right home at the right price for you, including all the neighborhood amenities that matter - not to mention the essential criteria you have for your ideal home
Sell a Home
When it's time to move, you need someone who will advertise your home, show to prospective buyers, negotiate the purchase contract, arrange financing, oversee the inspections, handle all necessary paperwork and supervise the closing. I can take care of everything you need, from start to close.
Consult on Home Selling Tactics
Oftentimes buyers don't visualize living in your home the way you do. I can make your home attractive to its ideal audience - which can help you get top dollar. Things like staging the home, making repairs or minor improvements, or even simply painting the walls can be the difference between a home resting on the market and one that's sold fast.
Senior Real Estate Specialist
Certified Buyer Representative