It seems I have been around real estate most of my life. I married into a family that was involved in the real estate industry. I began my career by driving my mother-in-law (after she had broken her leg) to listings she was marketing and to help her buyers. I loved what she was doing so decided I wanted to do the same thing. I have now been in the business for 40 years and still love every minute of helping people.
I had just started in the business in my native area of Pueblo, Colorado, when my husband accepted a teaching position in the Cortez, Dolores, Mancos, Colorado areas, so I then resumed my real estate career. To be successful in real estate in an area such as Montezuma and Dolores Counties, I had to be versatile in all phases of the industry. I have experience in all types of residential properties, investment properties, commercial, farm/ranch and land sales, and I understand the effectiveness of marketing, lending requirements and the complete process of closing a transaction.
My expertise, however, lies with marketing residential and commercial sales. I know the area. It is such a great place to raise a family, the beauty of the area is unsurpassed and there are so many healthy activities to enjoy. Most importantly, I know the ins and outs of a real estate transaction, whether buying or selling. I will help keep the transaction on track for a successful closing. Always it is such a gift to be able to meet such wonderful folks, and have friends that last a lifetime.
Along with being a licensed Colorado Real Estate Broker, I hold the designations of CRS (Certified Residential Specialist), GRI (Graduate Real Estate Institute), MRE (Master Real Estate) and ePRO. I am a member of the National, State and Local Board of Realtors® and the National and State Council of Residential Specialists (CRS ). I have served in various positions for the Four Corners Board of Realtors® including serving on their Board of Directors and 18 years chairing the popular Parade of Lights, sponsored by the Realtors®. I was surprised and delighted to receive the "Realtor® of the Year" award in the years l989 and 2002.
I am a member of the Cortez Area Chamber of Commerce and served on their Board of Directors, and a past Board of Director for the Child Advocacy Center. I am presently serving on the Montezuma County Economic Development Association.