As a native of Chicago I can appreciate " The Windy City" and the harsh snowy winters that push thousands of tourist every year to sunny Sarasota. Siesta Key Beach our most popular beach, was recently named the #1 beach in America by Trip Advisor and Dr. Beach. The eclectic feeling of downtown, the arts, culture, and the world renown shopping destination of St. Armand's Circle are just a few of the things that drew me to Sarasota. I love living here and I hope you will too!
A little about my Professional experience - I received a Bachelor of Science degree from Loyola University of Chicago.
When I met my husband who is a pharmacist, we relocated to Kansas to purchase our 1st drug store. It was in Kansas that I received my real estate license and began purchasing single family homes and multi-family units for my personal portfolio. As a licensed real estate agent I was also representing buyers and sellers in the purchase and sale of their own homes.
Over the course of 18 years I would buy another pharmacy in Roanoke, Virginia and continue to purchase rental properties for passive income. I currently maintain a large portfolio of single family, and multi-family properties in Kansas, Tennessee and Virginia. In 2011, my family decided we had enough of the harsh winter weather up north and moved to Sarasota. I have family located near Sarasota as well so it is nice to be able to visit with them more frequently then before.
I hold the distinction of a Certified Investor Agent Specialist. I received this distinction from the Charfen Institute which is recognized and endorsed by three of the largest banks in the world, the United States Treasury, Fannie Mae and a plural of other highly regarded institutions.
I am also a member of the Institute for Luxury Home Marketing and currently working toward my full accreditation.
I am a member of the National Association of Realtors, Florida Association of Realtors and the Sarasota/Manatee Association of Realtors.
I have a team of experts that work hand in hand with me to include, a Personal Assistant, Interior Designer specializing in home staging, Home Inspector, Mortgage Lender, Title Agent, Certified Appraiser, Contractor, Listing and Closing Transaction Assistant, Professional Home Photographer, and a Online Home Marketing Expert.