I was born and educated on the Main Line. Other than the four years I spent at Cornell, followed by six years in Portland, Oregon, I’ve spent my life in this area. I have been back permanently since 1997 and have raised my three daughters here. I’m an expert on the Main Line neighborhoods and I don’t just mean where they are geographically–
The kind of “insider information” I’ll share with you includes:
- How far commutes REALLY are (and which back roads are the best)
- Where the most convenient shopping and services are (as well as the hidden gems)
- Which neighborhoods have block parties (and which are more private)
- How the schools compare (and how to interpret the data)
This knowledge helps me market my sellers’ listings, by creating a context for their properties. This same expertise enables me to help my buyers find not just a house, but also a community that’s a great fit, since I recognize that “home” extends beyond the house itself.
In terms of how I work, I’m big on communication. First, I’m actually reachable! I answer my phone, respond to emails and texts, and don’t leave you hanging. Beyond responsiveness, I recognize that effective communication is built on listening well. I make a concerted effort to really listen to my clients’ priorities, concerns, questions and opinions. Finally, I believe that straightforward, honest exchanges are the only ones worthwhile.
I understand that buying or selling a house can be very stressful and is the most expensive transaction most people ever make. Do I take it seriously? Without a doubt. However, I am an informal person and have discovered that balancing professionalism with a sense of humor creates the best working partnership. It allows me to connect with my clients and get to know them better, which enables me to do my job more effectively. I try to help them relax, and, if possible, even enjoy the process.