It’s no surprise that I love helping my clients buy and sell real estate. After all, real estate is in my DNA. Growing up, both parents were in the building and real estate industries. My father encouraged me to get my real estate license as a teenager so I could have a career when I graduated from UCLA, where I studied business and design.

I started selling real estate in the competitive and rewarding Santa Barbara, CA market. Once I fulfilled my clients’ residential needs, I helped them secure profitable investment properties. Later I started my own brokerage, and also became a licensed painting contractor and supervised crews to remodel and update residential and investment properties. My fluency in Spanish is extremely helpful and was honed by living six childhood years in Puerto Rico and three of my adult years in Mexico City.

I feel it is important to take all the steps necessary to prepare a property for sale. This process might begin months before a property hits the market. My design skills are helpful in creating a low yet impactful budget for staging and showcasing a property at its best. The owners are always happy when this preparation results in achieving the highest sale price quickly. 

One of the skills of which I am most proud is my strength in negotiating - which does not simply end when the buyer and seller agree on a price. Throughout escrow there can be many issues that arise which must be managed properly to keep a contract moving forward to a successful closing.

My team members at Better Homes and Gardens include my fabulous transaction manager, marketing guru and managing brokers who help ensure successful transactions with high levels of client satisfaction.

My husband Jimmy and I have lived in the Westlake area of Austin for 14 years.