Once a guide, always a guide
I’m a full-time realtor representing buyers and sellers of both residential and commercial properties. I’m experienced with primary residences, investments, development, mixed use, multi-family, and smaller hobby farms or acreage parcels. If you’re new to the area, as a 10-year resident, I welcome the opportunity to introduce you to this amazing, beautiful place I call home. If you’re a local, I’m a real estate expert with the inside track on all you need to know to make your best deal.
I’m not pretending that I know everything, but if you have a question that I can’t answer, I’ll hunt down the information you need. I love being creative and thinking outside the box, and I’m happy to pound the pavement and knock on doors, if that’s what it takes to find your perfect property.
Why did I become a realtor?
After a decade spent working in outdoor and traditional education as a guide, instructor and teacher, I moved to Bend in 2008 and met my future husband Chris in a Wilderness First Aid Class. When we were looking to buy a house in town, nothing really fit us, so we ended up buying a lot and building a home that matched our needs. During the process, I learned a huge amount about planning, permitting and navigating the rules and regulations of the city of Bend.
As we built our home, I never felt like the realtors we worked with provided much guidance. As a result, I started to think about how I could combine my love for guiding and educating, and my desire to help people, with a career in real estate.
So, with the goal of guiding people through their real estate decisions, I became a realtor. Whether I’m working with first-time home buyers, seasoned investors, new residents to Bend or whomever else, I want to help them find their ideal property.
Yes, I sell to make a living. But I’m not driven by the sale. Rather, I’m driven by the desire to help my clients navigate the real estate market of Central Oregon. My mission is to make sure my clients are informed, comfortable and, in the end, happy with their decision.
I moved to Bend for the lifestyle. I love to be outside, and I’m a passionate skier, mountain biker, runner and climber. When I’m not working, you can find me hiking for powder turns, turning pedals on our endless local singletrack, working my latest project at Smith Rock State Park, or inhaling packets of salt and vinegar potato chips or pickles with my nephews…who tell me I may have a little bit of a salt craving.